How do you build trust with higher level stakeholders?

Leslie Yang

Sr. Design Manager, Lyft

Trust is earned by consistently displaying trustworthy patterns of behavior. Do other people view you as reliable and consistent? Leslie imparts two important lessons for building trust. As an IC show your team that you can design quickly, ship quickly, implement feedback quickly. As a manager, understand the business side and help your leaders advance their initiatives.

Leslie Yang's perspective on this topic providing her top two strategies:

  1. Demonstrate that you can do good work fast. Design quickly, research quickly, ship quickly
  2. Understand the business really well and help them advance their initiatives

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