Can You Grow Trust Too Quickly?

Is your team’s trust in you slowly growing over time? 

It should be. 

Trust and leadership are intertwined. 

But don’t stumble over yourself to rush the relationship on day one. It’s better to recognize your leadership journey as a marathon, by consistently focusing on values and investing the time it takes to build trust authentically. 

These are some of the lessons learned from a long term study led by Kurt Dirks, Professor of Leadership at the Olin School of Business. 

Other things to keep in mind as you work on your first-90-days plan. 

- Foster an ethical work environment, leading by example 
- Encourage the development of your employees
- Emphasize cooperation and open communication amongst team members