Leading Others

Whether managing an internal team, leading an external project, or building a collaborative movement, self-awareness and confidence are paramount for motivating individuals and teams towards greater impact. Building off of the foundational skills in Section One, this section of the Playbook will help you develop collaborative approaches to problem solving and hone your skills as a leader of individuals and teams.

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Build and enhance collaborative skills for leadership

Build trust at all levels

Building a culture of trust and transparency is paramount when working to address complex social problems. Show your team members how critical trust is to you by demonstrating your trust in them. Take time to know each other personally. Start by sharing personal information about yourself, and pursue opportunities for team building.

The Jacobs Model for trust in the workplace links eight intrinsic drivers of trust, each impacted by an individuals’ psychological wellbeing and work environment.


Put Trust First

Review Unstuck’s list of 25 ways to send trust through actions, words, and intentions.

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Trust, Influence, and Reputation Capital

Rachel Botsman’s TED Talk on the implications of trust on organizations.

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Three Questions All Leaders Must Ask Themselves

Learn how your actions impact the trust you build on your team.

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