As we seek to build greater trust in the relationships that matter, we must also deal with people who don’t deserve our trust. At least not yet, and maybe never.
Category: Thoughts on Trust
Building trust isn’t complicated. It doesn’t require special skills or schooling. It’s simple, but not easy because it requires discipline and consistency. It takes time and demands continual effort to live the 5C’s of trustworthiness. Why should you care? Why should you do this work to become a better leader and teammate? “What’s in it
A well-known book for successful leaders entitled What Got You Here Won’t Get You There describes how success can contribute to a leader’s resistance to change and account for counter-productive behaviors. One is our tendency to exaggerate our contribution to the team’s success and minimize our role in setbacks and failures. A complementary view is that
FLIGHT LEADER A. An Air Force F-15 pilot once told me about a preflight briefing between a cocky, seasoned flight leader and a young, new wingman. The flight leader began by asking, “Why are you here?” The rookie wingman responded a bit nervously, “Well, I’ve always loved aircraft and the idea of serving my country…”
“Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” The TRUST version: which comes first, trust or vulnerability? I can’t open up and allow myself to be vulnerable until I trust you. I can’t trust you until you show vulnerability. When developing a High-Trust team during the Blue Angels’ pre-season Winter Training, there is as much