Becoming a Trusted Leader
Presented by: Kimberly D. Elsbach, Ph.D. Associate Dean and Professor of Organizational Behavior Stephen G. Newberry Endowed Chair in Leadership
To schedule an Executive Education program, please contact Natalie Hull-Frazier.
Studies have shown over and over that trust is a key contributor to leadership success. Being able to inspire the trust of your team is critical to any leader’s career success.
About Becoming a Trusted Leader
This program has been designed to introduce you to the topic of leader trustworthiness. Using exercises, videos, and case studies the program will help you to understand:
- Why being trusted is essential to leadership effectiveness
- How your current trust relationships reveal your individual propensities for building specific types of trust (e.g., competence-based trust vs. contractual-based trust)
- How you can demonstrate trustworthiness as a successful leader
- How you may be undermining your own trustworthiness through behavior and communication
The workshop uses Roger Mayer’s well-known model of trustworthiness that is based on the constructs of integrity, competence, and benevolence, as well as the facilitator’s extensive experience researching trustworthiness among business leaders.
Who Should Attend?
- Individuals who, at least occasionally, lead teams, groups, or other individuals toward a common goal
- Individuals who lead volunteer efforts
- Individuals who serve as the public face of a team, group, or organization
- Individuals who lead creative collaborations
Learning Objectives & Program Benefits
Becoming a trusted leader has a number of tangible and immediate benefits:
- Improved creative collaboration and innovation
- Enhanced learning and knowledge generation in teams
- Better group decision making
- Stress reduction for both leaders and followers
In addition, being a trusted leader has a number of less tangible and longer-term benefits, such as enhancing the general reputation of organizations and groups being led and the ability for these groups and organizations to rebound from setbacks.