3 Ways Leaders Earn Trust

A blog reader recently asked me the question “How do I earn the trust of those I lead?” His question is a good one and that’s why I wanted to use it as the basis for this article.

Trust is important to those in a leadership position. If your team doesn’t trust you, you will struggle with performance issues, quality control, and more.

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Photo by McKenna Phillips

Trust is the bedrock of great leadership. You need to learn how to get your people to trust you.

Today, that’s what we’re going to look into.

3 Ways Leaders Earn Trust

Keep your promises:

You hear this and you go “Duh! Of course leaders who want to be trusted must keep their promises.” Keeping your word is paramount in being trustworthy.

But…

The Consequences Of Concealment

Can you think of the last time you sinned or made a mistake? You probably had a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. You were scared someone would discover what you did or how you treated someone.

The feeling caused you to reel back in fear. You felt the only thing you could do was to conceal your actions and hope no one noticed what you did.

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Photo by Drew Graham

Concealing your poor choices, actions, and sins will do you no good. In fact, concealing your actions will often lead to severe consequences.

Why We Conceal

You may not think you conceal much when you first think about this topic. Yet, I want to challenge you to think about what you’re concealing.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Gemini Man

A Reel Leadership Article

Will Smith stars as Henry Brogan and Junior in the new film Gemini Man. Henry is an expert hitman who is being pursued by someone familiar yet unknown to him. This person is Junior, a digitally de-aged Will Smith.

When Henry discovers he’s being pursued by a clone of his, his mission becomes one to discover the truth. Throughout the rest of Gemini Man, Henry and Junior face-off multiple times…

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Will they become allies? Will Junior kill Henry? Or will Henry kill Junior?

Those are all questions you will have as you watch the enjoyable Gemini Man. You will not only be treated to the answers to those questions when you watch the movie, but you will also be treated to many leadership lessons in Gemini Man.

This article will discuss those leadership articles. Prepare yourself for Reel Leadership.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Spider-Man: Far From Home

A Reel Leadership Article

Tom Holland returns to the fun role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Spider-Man: Far From Home picks up shortly after the recent Avengers: Endgame movie.

Peter Parker is still reeling from the aftermath of Endgame. His friend and mentor, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Junior), is dead. He’s trying to figure out his place in the world he recently returned to. And he has a big legacy to live up to.

Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Jake Gyllenhall as Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home

Not only that, Peter has a love interest, a classmate named MJ (Zendaya). His class is going on an overseas trip (hence the Far From Home subtitle) and he has a big plan. He’s going to ask MJ out.

All of Peter’s plans go in the trash when something crazy happens. A water elemental who looks a lot like Hydro-Man, a Spider-Man villain who controls water, attacks London while Peter and his class are there.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Men In Black: International

For over 21 years, Men In Black has brought entertainment to the big screen. The original 3 Men In Black movies starred Will Smith as Agent J and Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K.

With Men In Black: International, you will not see the return of the two original agents we’d all fallen in love with. Instead, you’re treated to two new agents who do a great job of continuing the Men In Black legacy.

Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth as Agent M and Agent H in Men In Black: International

Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men In Black: International

The first new agent you will meet is Agent M (Tessa Thompson who portrayed Valkarie in Thor: Ragnarok). The next agent is her partner, Agent H (Chris Hemsworth).

This new pair of agents create a fun, laughable experience as they are seeking the truth behind the murder of the alien Vungus (Kayvan Novak). Their adventures take them around the world and back to the Men In Black headquarters where things go crazy.