Trust is not granted; it is an investment that leaders make every day. Leaders must continuously be mindful of their words and behavior or risk losing all that hard-earned trust in one ill-conceived moment.

Trust is a powerful leadership skill. In fact, leaders who have the trust of their employees are more likely to drive change that impacts organizational performance. Building a culture of trust starts at the top and requires a candid and transparent approach to leadership.

This article examines how leaders can build a culture of trust to influence change and move the organization forward.

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