How Do Trustworthy Leaders Behave?

It can be easy to trust too quickly, especially when a leader is affable, has an impressive résumé, and tells you what you want to hear. In 30 years of surveying senior executives, social psychologist Roderick Kramer has found that 8 out of 10 report being burned at least once because they trusted too much or put their faith in the wrong person at some point in their careers.


It’s important for an organization to build trust among workers for several reasons. Employees who know they can trust their leaders are happy workers who believe in what they are doing.


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