Building Relationships That Radiate Trust
“Building relationships of trust over time is one of the most important things you can do as a leader.” Dr. Heather Wilson, the president of University of Texas, El Paso tells The HOW Institute Fellow Dana Born on a new episode of HOW Conversations. “Over time, those relationships of trust and that network of trust that radiates out from you is invaluable. Because when things get really hard, I don’t need anything else.”
Heather Wilson knows a thing or two about leadership, she’s had an incredibly varied and impressive career. Dr. Wilson graduated from the Air Force Academy and went on to start her own company. She has been an advisor to U.S. national laboratories on nuclear weapons and non-proliferation, a cabinet secretary in New Mexico’s state government, a U.S. Congresswoman and served as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force.
Watch HOW Conversations and learn why Dr. Wilson believes it’s important to be humble and take the time to listen to others, especially people with whom you might not see eye-to-eye. “You have to go into a conversation with the people you don’t agree with thinking, “you know something, I might be wrong.”