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Trust: a key ingredient of successful leadership

Business and Management 16 April 2015

Dr Katalin Illes, Westminster Business School Principal Lecturer in Leadership and Development, had an article published in HR Magazine on how leaders should listen more and build trust.

In this article, Dr Katalin Illes argues that "declining levels of trust in society show that we are not relating to each other in the right way".

She states that "in a trusting environment, when we are committed to our shared purpose, we play active roles both as leaders and as followers."

Dr Illes concludes that, for declining levels of trust to change, leaders must also listen more. This practice will increase not only the level of well-being, but also the levels of honesty and openness of communication.

To read the full article, visit the HR Magazine website.

About Katalin Illes

Katalin Illes is a committed promoter of leadership and organisational development.

Her work includes public speaking, research, lecturing, coaching and consulting. Katalin has led and developed innovative, creative, trust based networks and partnerships to promote practice-based, life-long growth of individuals, communities and enterprises around the world. She is a leader of transformational change.

Read an interview with her on the Westminster Business School blog.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

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