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7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders

7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it

As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela and commemorates his greatness as a leader, we would do well to remember that one of the  many hallmarks of his leadership was trust.  The greatest leaders in the world gravitated toward Mr. Mandela because he was genuinely trustworthy and his purpose was to support peace, prosperity and unity not only in South Africa – but throughout the world. Mandela was able to lead people in ways that many find impossible to do. As he famously said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

 

Unfortunately, trust is in rare supply these days.  People are having trouble trusting each other, according to an AP-GfK poll conducted in November 2013, which found that Americans are suspicious of each other in their everyday encounters.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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Hayden Brown's curator insight, December 10, 2013 6:56 PM

Trust is the foundation on which every accomplishment is built.

Richard Lock's curator insight, December 11, 2013 4:23 AM

The quality of leadership and management has a great deal to do with low levels of employee engagement. Here are some ideas to consider that make a difference.

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5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style [Infographic]

5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style [Infographic] | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
Inspiring greatness is all about leading by example. The best leaders have these habits in common.

Via Gust MEES, Roy Sheneman, PhD, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN, Kudos
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John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, July 31, 2013 5:39 AM

Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes again! Great rescoop from Gust Mees!

Claudia Estrada's curator insight, March 9, 11:14 PM

Do you think Leadership is a 21st Century skill?  

4twenty2's curator insight, March 10, 8:11 AM

useful infographic - keeping it simple but often forgotten 

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Show You Care: Four must-have strategies to build feedback channels in your organization

Show You Care: Four must-have strategies to build feedback channels in your organization | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
Great leadership and employee engagement: Four must-have strategies to build feedback channels in your organization

Via Claudia DeSalvo, AlGonzalezinfo, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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Claudia DeSalvo's curator insight, August 16, 2013 2:55 PM

Communication is key, especially when it comes to giving feedback. Talking at people isn't as effective as taking the time to build a structure for relationships.

 

Understanding is a must, especially when it comes to building trust and engagement. Do your employees know what they need to do to be successful? Giving them adequate resources is a crucial part in ensuring top quality results from them. The article gives a good question to ask yourself:


“What is the most important thing these employees want to know, what is the best way to encourage dialogue and how would they be most comfortable sharing input?”

 

After taking the employees into consideration, think of good ways to get them to share their ideas. This will be an opening for formal[printed] and informal[a quick convo] feedback. The feedback should be respected by both parties, and should be responded to in a timely manner. This makes it so that the employee feels valued. After exchanging feedback, you should continue regularly sharing ideas. Communication is best when its two-way.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 19, 2013 6:40 AM

Great scoop Claudia.  The only thing I would add to the article is that the supervisor should ensure to request additional feedback from her/his direct reports, in addition to getting feedback from established organiazation channels like suggestion boxes, etc.  

 

The reason this is so important is becuase direct report have great specific insight that can help the supervisor learn even more from the feedback.  

 

Frrom the article:

 

Act on feedback – Highly engaged employees are enthused about their organization and believe they can positively influence its success. Acting on employee feedback and highlighting the impact employees make is a strong engagement builder. Be sure that all employees know how their colleagues’ suggestions or ideas are being implemented.


Regularly sharing results and requesting additional feedback creates predictable, consistent two-way communication that encourages employees to take ownership and understand their ideas are valued by the organization. 

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, August 20, 2013 9:58 AM

What strategies would you add? 

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What Really Motivates Employees?

What Really Motivates Employees? | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it

It's no secret that happy, satisfied employees are a key ingredient to a successful company. But what really motivates people? The truth behind employee motivation is a complicated mix including praise, autonomy, and leadership opportunities.


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