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Building Trust - A Key Leadership Skill

Originally delivered Oct 1, 2014
Source: AIChE
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    1 hour
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We discuss what it means to be a trustworthy leader, how to build trust within teams, and what are the best behaviors to maintain trust within your team. The ability to build trust within your team or organization is a key interpersonal skill for effective leadership at all levels.

A team that has a high level of trust in their leader will naturally collaborate on common goals and deliver project success. So, how can leaders develop trust within their team to enable them to be highly productive?

There are several key elements to building trust – integrity, authenticity, strength, transparency – but one of the most important decisions you can make as a leader is to deliberately build trust within your team.


Alan Nelson, Ph.D.

Alan E. Nelson is the Senior Vice President of Battery Materials at Redwood Materials, and previously was the Chief Technology Officer for Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC), Chief Technology Officer and CEO of New Business Development for Johnson Matthey, Global R&D Director for The Dow Chemical Co., and Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Univ. of Alberta. Alan has led the development and commercialization of environmentally sustainable technologies, including lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, carbon capture and utilization, and hydrogen production. He served on AIChE...Read more

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