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A culture of trust & safety

Leaders of a culture of trust & safety adopt a people-first attitude by

  • ensuring that the right people are in the right roles

  • defining success, facilitating achievement and providing autonomy to those entrusted to act in roles or lead projects

  • providing clarity, flexibility and the freedom to make mistakes

  • being personally authentic

  • building synergistic, rewarding relationships within and across teams

  • discouraging cliques

  • insisting on high standards of interpersonal behaviour


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Establishing personal trust

To be trustworthy, leaders need to display authentic and desirable personal attributes as well as establish a culture of trust. Such attributes are depicted in the following graphic illustration, designed by Lee Ellis. Behaving honourably is a conscious and learned habit that is increasingly embedded with practice.

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