An ILA Leadership Perspectives Webinar

Becoming a Trustworthy Leader

Presenters: Karen Mishra and Aneil Mishra

Date: 20 February 2013

Visit the Routledge website or your favorite bookstore to buy the book on which this webinar is based.


Last month’s webinar addressed the current leadership crisis, namely the distrust for leaders despite the need for leadership. The recently released 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer found a 32-point gap in trust in businesses versus trust in business leaders. But what makes a leader trustworthy? Join Aneil and Karen Mishra for a webinar on becoming a trustworthy leader.

In this session based on their new book, Becoming a Trustworthy Leader, Aneil and Karen will share their research on trust, why trust is critical in organizations and teams, and how to build a culture of trust with employees, customers, and colleagues. Attend this webinar to learn how you can become a trustworthy leader in your team or organization and create significant change, such as building teams, saving jobs, or even saving lives.

Outcome of Attending

  • Why trust is important
  • The role of the leader in building trust
  • The role of trust in fostering innovation
  • How leaders build trust through teams
  • Three key pillars of leadership that foster trust-building
  • The ROCC of Trust

Speaker Information

Karen Mishra is a business school professor in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. She conducts research on how leaders build trust by building the ROCC of Trust. She is co-author of “Trust is everything: Become the leader others will follow.” Karen’s focus is on how leaders foster open communication to build a trustworthy organizational culture. She is also an executive coach, helping leaders build trust with their teams. She earned her MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Aneil Mishra is Managing Partner of Total Trust Coaching & Consulting in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. He is the co-author of “Trust is Everything: Become the Leader Others Will Follow.” Aneil has been a business school professor at leading business schools such as Penn State University, Wake Forest University, and Duke University. More recently, he was vice president of Curriculum and Faculty Relations for 2tor, Inc., where he helped lead the development and successful launch of UNC Chapel Hill’s online MBA program. Before that, he served as director of executive education at Michigan State University’s School of HR and Labor Relations. Aneil mentors leaders and teams, helping them to build trust in order to improve organizational performance. He graduated from Princeton University and earned his Ph.D. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.