The best employees aren't always the smartest or most confident people in the room.
There's a different quality that helps high performers stand out, says Harvard Business School professor Ranjay Gulati: They're trustworthy.
"Trustworthiness is the most desirable trait CEOs tell me they look for in their employees," he explains.
"Trust is a huge currency in organization, it's the quality on which all professional relationships are built and how they thrive."
You might instinctively understand what trust is, but two types are crucial in the workplace, according to Gulati: character-based trust, and competency-based trust.
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