The E Side of Leadership

“Many of the struggles we go through in life seem to come from self-limiting beliefs. It is understandable that what you believe becomes your reality. Trust is the glue of life. It is the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It is the foundational principle that holds all relationships.”
Stephen Covey

Ever find yourself caught in the web of self-limiting beliefs? It happens to the best of us. But what if I told you that your beliefs shape your reality? That’s right! According to the insightful Brian Tracy, the key to success lies in unleashing your untapped potential. And guess what? You’ve got a reservoir of creativity waiting to solve problems, overcome obstacles, and achieve your dreams. The catch? Many women aren’t aware of what’s holding them back from a happier, more successful life.

Have you ever heard of the E Side of Leadership?

It’s all about expression, emotion, excitement, enjoyment, and empowerment. Picture this: a program designed to help women embrace the E Side, offering real-life examples and strategies to manage the mindset at the core of success. Why? Because trust in leadership is the heartbeat of excitement, enjoyment, and empowerment.

Now, let’s dive into the trust pool within the workplace.

Trust is not a one-size-fits-all concept; it comes in various flavours, each influencing how we interact and build relationships. Want to get things done? Understand the nuances of trust, or you might find yourself out of the loop, qualifications, and education notwithstanding.

Competence-trust, benevolence-trust, integrity-trust, deterrence-based trust, identification-based trust, and knowledge-based trust are the building blocks of a harmonious and efficient work environment. As experts agree, trust is the secret sauce for successful organizations.

But how do women leadership build and preserve trust in the workplace?

According to Dave Bowman, a human resource expert, it starts at the top. Leaders, are you listening? Here are five golden nuggets for building trust in your teams:

  • Establish and maintain integrity: Keep promises and always tell the truth. If your organization has integrity, it can be believed.
  • Communicate vision and values: Define where your organization is going and establish the methods for getting there through transparent communication.
  • Consider all employees as equal partners: Make everyone feel important and part of the team. Seek opinions, know names, and treat everyone with genuine respect.
  • Focus on shared goals: Foster teamwork by emphasizing shared goals over personal agendas. Trust thrives when everyone pulls together.
  • Do what is right, regardless of personal risk: Follow your instincts and do what’s right in every situation. Respect and trust will follow.

Women face a unique challenge with trust, but with challenge comes opportunity. As more women step into leadership positions, there’s a chance to identify and implement these trust-building strategies while embracing the E Side of Leadership.

Ready to take the plunge into the EQ Side of Leadership? Consider joining “Mastering the Emotional Rollercoaster of Entrepreneurship.” In this 4-week program, our Think Tank Leadership and HR Expert, Sachi Kittur, will guide you through various EQ and leadership topics from the solo entrepreneur’s perspective. It’s time to unlock your potential and lead with trust!