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Session 609: Building Trust: Being a High-Trust Leader

Thursday, April 11 at 4:00 PM

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Why will people follow a leader? Out of all of the attributes of the best leaders one stands out: they're highly trusted. It's a myth that great leaders are born with the skill. Learning how to be a great leader is a journey, and trust development is an important and vital part of that journey. If you want to make a positive impact with people and within an organization, you must have the trust of the people who follow you.

But it's a mistake to assume that trust will come with a position or a title. Sometimes it's just the opposite. There are, however, actions that can be done to build trust and fortunately they can be learned. In this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Recognize when trust is a key issue for moving forward in a business or personal transaction
  • Build more trust within yourself so you aren't second guessing all of your decisions
  • Spot and overcome the obstacles to building trust
  • Rebuild trust once it has been damaged and recognize when trust cannot be rebuilt

Lea Brovedani

Sagacity Consulting LLC

Lea Brovedani is a 2018 Top Thought Leader in Trust, one of only 100 around the world, and the author of Trusted: Secret Lessons from an Inspired Leader and Rebuilding Trust. After taking time off to raise her family, Lea went back to work as HR manager for a call center, overseeing a staff of 140. Juggling a young family, university, and a demanding career, Lea made a decision to write her Practicum in Adult Education around teaching the skills of emotional intelligence, with a focus on how that relates to trust. Her vision is to build a safer and more sustainable world by cultivating leaders and businesses to increase their trust and trustworthiness resulting in greater transparency, less fear, and stronger values, and for the client, a more profitable bottom line.