“Absence of Trust – This occurs when team members are reluctant to be vulnerable with one another and are unwilling to admit their mistakes, weaknesses or needs for help. Without a certain comfort level among team members, a foundation of trust is impossible.” – Patrick Lencioni
Trust is absolutely foundational to the effective operations of a leadership team. You can try all the gimmicks, bring in consultants give orders and so on, but if the members of your leadership team do not have this level of trust, it will always be less than it could or should be.
Watch this quick video from Pat on trust: