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411 How Admired Leaders Bridge The Trust Deficit

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Tuesday, December 5

Employee data increasingly show the importance of trust to strong engagement and retention, and that trust is flagging. People join organizations and teams, but they leave leaders. The ability of leaders to cultivate trust in them, within their teams and to their organizations, has perhaps never been more important.

In this presentation we examine how the most admired leaders earn trust through a combination of competence, character, and relationship-building. We look at specific behaviors effective leaders demonstrate every day to foster confidence in their skills and integrity, and we challenge conventional wisdom about what makes relationships work, providing insights on deepening connections with teams, clients, and even family. You will leave with actionable routines for becoming a leader people not only trust, but also wish to follow.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to demonstrate character while preserving authenticity
  • How to express credibility in new situations and roles
  • How to align teams and followers to your authentic values
  • How to differentiate between relationships of need and choice
  • How to best add value to relationship
  • How to best keep relationships alive over time

Alan Nelson

Co-Managing Partner

CRA | Admired Leadership

Alan Nelson serves senior CRA clients as a process advisor and executive coach, specializing in the unique communication challenges of C-suite executives. His recent clients include Bristol Meyers Squibb, Canyon Partners, Charles Schwab, Cowen, Debevoise & Plimpton, Dell Technologies, Hasbro, the IMF, J & J, Levi’s, McDonald’s, Morgan Stanley, NASCAR, State Street, and the World Bank. In addition to his advisory work, Alan is a frequent speaker on leadership and communication. He contributes to several corporate leadership development programs, and each June he teaches an executive course on leadership for the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.