Category: Thoughts on Trust

BUILDING TRUST: a Chicken or Egg Dilemma

“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

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Building trust: experience from the field

In mid-2015, I began a new position as the leader of a relatively small team of 12 people that had suffered through several years of poor leadership. The culture was rife with mistrust and unhappiness. Upon arrival, I began to apply the 5C’s in order to build trust and positive momentum. Character Commitment Competence Connection Communication First,

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