Trust is such an interesting thing. It takes so long to build up and can vanish in a second. As a leader, building trust with your team is paramount. It is far more important than being loved by your team. Being honest and open with employees and co-workers is the basis for building trust. At times openness can be difficult – not all teammates can be privy to all information all the time. It can feel like walking a tightrope though. One misstep and there is a long fall to take! The best tool to protect these precarious relationship steps is to use effective communication. Committing to talking and sharing with your team is the one thing that can keep mistrust at bay.