The leaders of the 21st century have produced record low levels of trust and engagement in workforces, and the modern world is in desperate need of a new kind of leadership. A shift is required in leadership philosophies worldwide, perhaps towards one which places an emphasis on the idea of leading with trust.
Many believe that trust spontaneously occurs in a relationship, but this is a drastic misconception. Through the deliberate and clear usage of certain actions behaviours, trust can be developed between any two individuals, regardless of their prior relationship. Ken Blanchard's ABCDs (Able, Believable, Connected and Dependable) are a framework of behavioural characteristics one needs to display if they are to be considered a trustworthy leader.