There’s an axiom of leadership we rarely pause to appreciate: To be effective, leaders must have trust. “Obviously,” you may be thinking. But before you simply move on, ask yourself: What exactly do we mean when we make this statement? Is there more to it than meets the eye? Far more important, are those who lead you less effective than you want or need a leader to be? Are you the leader who’s coming up short? If you care about leading well, it’s time to take a closer look at trust.