Forbes published Creative Leadership: Trust. The author, Doug Guthrie, is the Dean of the George Washington University School of Business and talks about what he feels is the “most basic building block of leadership”.
You don’t trust your boss, and why should you? He micromanages your projects. His communication with you is uneven, and you’re never exactly sure what he wants. He takes credit for your ideas and successes, yet he is quick to hand out blame. He breaks promises. And sometimes he just doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing. Taken together, or even separately, these are good reasons to not trust your boss.