7 Ways To Gain (And Keep) Your Manager’s Trust

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Building Trust Step 1: Communicate, Communicate, Then Go Back and Communicate Some More

Communication is one of the most important aspects of working with other humans. Do you understand the person that is in front of you? Do you know their reasons for being there? Are you on the same page for working together?

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Building Trust Step 2: Show Your Emotional Intelligence

Let me share a little secret with you: Managers are people too.

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Building Trust Step 3: Take Responsibility For Your Actions

This is important in the best of times and critical in the worst of times.

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Building Trust Step 4: Show Up On Time

Being responsible is not simply about dealing with issues, problems, and roadblocks.

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Building Trust Step 5: Build Skills In Situational Intelligence

We all know and love the concept of emotional intelligence and showing empathy to others.

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Building Trust Step 6: Do Your Work

What a simple concept.

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Building Trust Step 7: Be The Person You Want To Work With

This one is so easy on the surface, yet covers so many areas.

Spongebob: “What if I break your trust someday?”
Patrick: “Trusting you is my decision, proving me wrong is your choice.”

Thanks for reading!

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