The cancer registrar’s ability to build trust and lead the cancer program team to high levels of performance requires clarity, energy, productivity and influence. They accomplish this by developing high-trust relationships and by focusing their own behaviors so that they are aligned with those of the organization, their peers and industry.
Here are eight ways that the cancer registrar can build trust in their relationships:
- Demonstrate competence in their role through their verbal, written and observed actions.
- Build a track record of success.
- Always act honestly and ethically.
- Admit mistakes.
- Listen to others with the intent to learn and be influenced.
- Be receptive to, and ask for, feedback from others.
- Be consistent in your words and actions, in other words “walk the talk.”
- Do what you say you will do.
These eight ways to build trust are hallmarks of cancer registry leaders. If you are a cancer registrar and desire to grow your leadership skills and to explore new opportunities for cancer registry leadership, we invite you to join the cancer registry leadership mentoring group. To see if you qualify for free group membership, click here.