People won’t follow you unless they trust you as a leader. Trust is the basis of all forms of influence other than coercion. Every culture relies on trust for effective relationships.
What does it mean to be trusted? It’s not the same as being liked, i like a lot of people but that does not meant i trust them. As a leader, it’s crucial that others trust you but they won’t necessarily like you. Inevitably, you will make difficult decisions that will anger or disappoint some people because it is virtually impossible to satisfy everybody at the same time.
Trust in leadership rests on two things: your competence to do your job and your character. When people trust you, they know they can depend on you to do the right thing even if it’s hard. And by doing the right thing at time will get you hated.