With only 4 months until we draw a close on 2018, many leaders still have a lot on their plates. Feeling the pressure?

Motivating your team to reach goals, hiring new team members, putting the final touch on a positive culture, completing innovative change projects and, of course, keeping up with your own development as leader…that’s a lot to keep you busy!

Maybe it’s time to go back to basics? What if you could become a confident leader who can lead teams through trust?

I’ve created this simple guide so that you know exactly what to do, and you’ve got it all in one place.

Here’s everything you need to know to lead teams through trust.


To lead teams through trust, get stronger in your leadership


Clear your mind! Give up toxic distractions that undermine your leadership


It’s not easy to structure the madness and focus on your leadership journey. Being unclear on your direction of travel, or simply having a lack of focus, can have a devastating impact on your motivation (as you feel like you’re never making enough progress).

But what if you could clear your mind and become more consistent? Discover how to manage distractions and spot them as they appear. Time to clear your mind and give up toxic distractions that undermine your leadership.


A positive attitude! Give up toxic distractions that undermine your leadership


Think leadership is only important to your work life? Think again.

Your attitude towards fear, stress and other emotions is part of a wider set of brain patterns. If repeated, they become the norm… and surface in the form of limiting, negative beliefs (both at work and in life).

Highly successful people exhibit a positive attitude, no matter what life throws at them. How? Find out here.


10 essential skills to be a great leader in the digital age


Whether you are leading a team already, or will be in a position to do so soon, the future of work is 100% human. What does this mean for a leader in the digital age?

If the world is dominated by fast responses to ever-changing markets, the element of human experience is back at the heart of work. Leading teams through trust is a must-do, and your greatest task will be to prepare yourself for it. Check out this list of 10 essential skills to be a great leader in the digital age.



To lead teams through trust, review the basics of positive hiring


How NOT to hire team members in panic mode


Hiring often looks like finding the best match for a role that you want filled yesterday.

You might think that the best solution is to fast-track the hiring process. Instead, I would say that the key to successful on boarding is simplicity. Want to avoid hiring team members in panic mode? Read on here…


4 smart interview questions to spot a good team player


It’s tempting to hire solely based on skills, experience and talent. But ensuring that collective performance outweighs individual exploits begins with team alchemy.

In a world where collaboration is the main success factor to lead teams through trust, your ideal candidate must not only be skilled, but a perfect fit for your existing crew. Spot a good team player with these 4 interview questions.


6 must-do’s for a successful on boarding process


A successful on boarding process has the same effect as a strong customer experience: it gets people hooked from day one.

It’s a time to take new joiners through cultural values and establish the strong connections that bind a team together. It’s a way to plant the seeds for motivation, performance, and engagement.

A successful on boarding experience is your first real opportunity to “wow” your new team members and show them that you lead through trust. My 6 must-dos will show you how to craft a powerful on boarding process.


Great leaders check their ego at the door and empower others to excel - Deborah Gillis


To lead teams through trust, set the tone for performance


How to create a team ecosystem to inspire and motivate


Do you want to create “a great place to work”?

As human beings, we have certain needs at work: to know where we’re going (the hero’s quest), to have social rules (need for socialisation), to understand the “what’s in it for me” (sense of meaning and empowerment) and to know what can make you better (need for self-realisation).

Need to provide a territory for your team to explore these needs? Create a team ecosystem to inspire and motivate.


How to set collective goals & boost team development


Collective goals positively impact productivity, as people are more engaged when they feel part of a wider goal. But their real impact is to anchor individual development into the reality of achievement.

Making people aware of the potential of their contribution is what makes professional development meaningful.

2019 is around the corner. Soon, you’ll have to set team objectives. Learn how to set collective goals and boost your team development.


What to say to build resilience in a team


In the daily battles of execution, it’s easy to miscalculate your landing and make a mistake.

You can only lead teams through trust if you have strength to forgive and the discipline to build habits for resilience.

Mistakes are the essential ingredient for building resilience in a team (and the best coaching opportunities for leaders!). But what should you say, exactly, to build resilience in a team? Check out this post!


10 awesome questions to coach yourself (and others)


Do you feel you’re able to show your team members what they can’t see, keep them on track and accountable, and push them to go above and beyond what they can do?

Adopting powerful coaching questioning techniques can help you do just that. Here are 10 questions to coach yourself (and others). Move from ‘good’ to ‘great’!



To lead teams through trust, build a positive atmosphere


Is emotional intelligence the best asset for a team?


In the future of work, it won’t always be about paying attention to the ‘What’ (we’re doing), but to the ‘How’ (we can collectively improve) and ‘Why’ (we’re doing it).

To succeed, teams and their leaders will need to augment their own personal systems. It’s a leader’s job to foster a culture of behaviour and emotional awareness, by displaying signs of emotional intelligence in their leadership.

Is emotional intelligence the best asset for a team? Absolutely. Read why here.


Why emerging leaders should celebrate every team success


A little celebration can go a long way when it comes to motivating a team.

Giving praise, acknowledging effort along the way and, of course, celebrating with events are all easy ways to foster a deeper sense of connection with your team.

It’s easy to forget that a big achievement is made up of many small wins. Celebrating team success offers an opportunity to tell the full success story.

That’s why emerging leaders should celebrate every team success.


Why gratitude at work feels & does good


Everyone, regardless of their level, craves recognition. Expressing gratitude at work is one way to build a culture of openness, where cooperation is highly valued.

Still, we often forget to take the time to give proper, meaningful thanks to the ones who matter.

Curious? Read why gratitude at work feels and does good.


Emotional Intelligence Best Asset For Team - Quote 2


To lead teams through trust, inspire all to go deeper


How to promote innovative thinking? Embrace risk taking


Innovation can’t happen without risk. Yes, to promote innovative thinking, you need to embrace risk taking. But not as a way to avoid a certain level of failure. As a source of data to assess how well you can recover if things go wrong.

Are you denying the cost of inaction by playing it safe? Discover how to promote innovating thinking and embrace risk taking!


Navigate change easily: think like a leader and embrace disruption


Disruption is not a trend, but the norm.

But do you know, intimately, what change means? Aside from the effort it requires, navigating change is hard because it is, first, an emotional experience.

If you want to navigate change easily and with confidence (and lead team through trust in the process), you’ll need to think like a leader; be confident and open enough to take a leap of faith when it’s needed, know when to ask for help, and who can support you.

If you want to navigate change easily, learn to think like a leader and embrace disruption in this post.

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