A trustworthy person is reliable and keeps their word, even against all odds. When they make a promise, they keep it. When they say they will do something, they do it. It is the foundation of integrity, respect, transparency, and many other values.
A trustworthy leader can increase employee engagement and employee commitment to organisational goals. They exhibit authenticity and confidence but additionally have humility and honesty. Communication is usually open and ideas flow freely, which can increase commitment to the leader, and thereby creativity and productivity.
Trustworthy people are respectful, they don’t intimidate or humiliate, or show disrespect to others. They say what they mean and mean what they say, exhibiting strong values and intense commitment to their word. They don’t gossip and keep private information private.