Not Nick Fury: Numbered list edition

If Nick Fury from the Avengers movie has taught us anything – and I think we can all agree that he most certainly has – it is that getting your employees to work hard for you is incredibly more difficult if they don’t trust you. (On the other hand, if your employees trust you right off the bat, there will be little conflict – and that’s really going to hurt you in the third act.) 

As a leader of your company, you simply can’t act like the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury. And not only because leather dusters and eye patches don’t blend well in an office setting – but also because withholding information and not being forthright with your employees about business goals and challenges doesn’t foster the right environment to keep your employees engaged, loyal, and happy.  

So how do you figure out how to lead effectively while at the same time garnering employee trust? Enter numbered list to save the day, lead the way, and come up with a third rhyming phrase that ends in ay!

  1. telling the truth
  2. communicating roles and responsibilities
  3. creating a culture that values “real” relationships
  4. being fair and open
  5. acting as the example – conduct yourself how you’d like your employees to. 

In the Forbes article, “5 Leadership Behaviors Loyal Employees Trust,” you’ll learn that, as a leader, you should be:

 Click here to read the full article from Forbes. And if you haven’t seen the Avengers yet, I highly recommend you leave the office immediately, re-watch Iron ManIron Man 2The Incredible Hulk, and Thor, then get yourself to the theater.

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