Employees will not trust you by default. As a leader, you need to prove your trust­wor­thi­ness time and time again. You will need to track and manage the level of trust your employees have in you and your leadership.

David DeSteno, a pro­fessor of psy­chology at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and the author of The Truth About Trust, says employee trust is con­stantly shifting: trust is an “evolving thing that ebbs and flows,” DeSteno tells Har­vard Busi­ness Review.

Without that trust, it’s hard to accom­plish much. You need trust to engage and moti­vate employees. Being a trusted leader also means that your employees will be candid about what’s going on in the office, how they feel, what’s chal­lenging, and what’s hap­pening with team goals.

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