Teams are consistently built on the age-old method of forming, norming, storming, and performing. If you are the new addition, and are the “boss” of the team, you have the additional nuance of not knowing where the bombs are laying. Trust is crucial, kudos to you for recognizing that! Trust is built with day in and day out good communication and being authentically you. Share your vision of the team, ask for their input and thoughts. Be vulnerable and transparent. Do this in person. You’ll start to reap the benefits of trust, and you’ll have the energy to keep going too!
How Can I Build Trust In My New Management Team?
About the Author: Judy Hissong, CLM
Judy Hissong is the President of Nesso Strategies. A former law firm Chief Operating Officer, she helps firms become more profitable by advising leaders in strategic and leadership development challenges. Her mission is “world domination for Good.” By creating actionable, lightbulb moments that leaders want to share and spread, she intends to improve the world one person at a time. When she’s not speaking, training and consulting, Judy teaches quarterly online workshops and facilitates Leaders Lab, a free monthly video conference that enables small groups of leaders to brainstorm strategies and solutions to work through common issues that keep firms stuck. Learn more at www.nessostrategies.com.