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Everyone has the potential to become a good leader. We don't subscribe to a 'you got it or you don't' mentality. Leaders aren't born, they're made. Through the building of trust, they can become great.

Study after study has shown that trusted leaders are exponentially more productive, more successful and more impactful to the organizations they work for. The great ones can single-handedly shape history and become true visionaries and difference-makers within their organizations.

The ability to create trust comes from the traits within oneself and impacts their effectiveness in their relationships, their roles, their responsibilities, and ultimately in their results. The Work Effects has found that there are five core traits required to building trusted leaders : called BASICTM virtues. If these are practiced by a leader, and in-turn exist in the organization they lead, the leader will thrive:

  1. Beneficial Partnerships - the leader's capacity to foster collaborative relationships. To collaborate is to "co-labor" and work in an interdependent fashion to achieve common ends.

  2. Aligned Emotions - the leader's emotional maturity including knowing one's passions, wants and needs, and the emotional states of followers.

  3. Sustained Determination - the inner strength to initiate action in the face of obstacles, not shrink in the face of resistance, and to sustain momentum in the face of adversity.

  4. Intellectual Flexibility - the capacity to see and adapt to the world accurately with the help of others.

  5. Character - one's moral integrity, which is the inner strength to live in accordance with high moral standards.

The burden of building and sustaining a trusted organization falls heavily on these leaders. To improve their organization, leaders have to take the first steps to build trust within themselves, their colleagues, employees, customers and all organizational constituents.

Within any organization, trust isn’t a constant. It is in flux. Either you are adding to or subtracting from the level of organizational trust. Vigilance must be given to any trust-building effort and it can only be demonstrated through consistent long-term actions. Whereas a trust breach can happen in the blink of an eye. By gaining insight into the traits that drive trust, a leader is able to identify the impact of their habits and allow them to make small adjustments that unleash their ability to shine.

Built on the BASICTM virtues, Work Effects created the 4-R Model of Transformational Leadership (4R) which is the foundation of leadership: relationships, roles, responsibilities and results. These four areas illustrate how effective a leader is and ways in which they can grow. Work Effects has created a number of solutions that build better leaders using the 4-R model. With proven assessment methods like our Revolution 360 and Check-Up 360, as well as training and coaching, Work Effects has the tools necessary to build your leaders.

About Work Effects
Work Effects, located in downtown Minneapolis, is a consulting firm with over twenty years of experience.  We help our clients deliver strategic results by developing more trusted leaders and organizations through training, coaching, and assessment programs.  With innovative solutions in the areas of leadership development, culture management, and performance management we have become an industry leader in building trust from the inside out.  We construct programs that are as unique as the client’s organization.  Our modular solutions use scientific tools such as our Revolution 360TM which assesses a leader's transformational capabilities, our Trust & CapacityTM survey, which identifies the root culture drivers of an organization,  our Performance Sum TM, which measures and tracks individual and organizational performance, and our Conflict Lens TM, which identifies constructive outcomes to conflict in the work-place.  We work with clients ranging from mid-cap to Fortune 100 companies.  Our highly experienced team of employees and consultants is very passionate about our work and the impact we have on others.

For more information on Revolution 360TM and Check-Up 360TM, please click here.

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