How To Build Trust With Employees Without Losing Control


I have trained thousands of employees and leaders. One thing for certain is that when employees know they are valued they will execute in remarkable ways. I have never seen a problem employee that could not be made better under better leadership and management.

Reprimand the supervisor not the employee.

If you feel you’re not connecting with your employees, perhaps you should flaunt your support. And if you put someone in charge of a project, don’t micromanage them or question what they’re doing in front of others. If something goes wrong with a client, you have to trust they can make it right.

Some business owners think it’s a good tactic to keep employees guessing and never let them get comfortable. But while that will give you a sense of power, the likely result will be your employees looking to leave. After all, more than half of employed workers in the U.S.–51 percent–are either actively seeking or open to finding new jobs, according to a survey from social recruiting platform Jobvite.

With this in mind, you want to empower those working for you to try new things, and always express your trust. And if you don’t trust them, let them go. But at least let them know where you stand.

Read full article via One Thing Your Employees Should Never Say |


Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website

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