I hope you enjoy reading these posts, where I’ll share my research, observations and thoughts on how you can develop the confidence required for self-trust, the courage required to trust others, and the combined competence and character to earn others’ trust. If you’d like to receive these posts in your Inbox, click here.
Rather than wait for a significant event to shake you out of taking life for granted, now is a great time to shake it up by pausing, reflecting, and acting on what really matters in life.
Intentional authenticity is not only knowing your WHY (the reasons why you do what you do). It is being mindfully aware of how your actions will positively impact the lives of others.
hen we start with INTENTION – what we want FOR other people, not just what we want from them … the good news is this: all of the other elements start to reveal themselves and work for us to make better decisions and take better actions toward living more meaningful, flourishing and prosperous professional and personal lives.
In the context of trust, tracking our decisions, actions, performance, and success is so important. Are you clear on your personal values so that you can track and measure your decisions, actions and success based on those values?
“We’ve been talking a lot about trust … in a practical sense, what is one tip you would recommend leaders can do and how will things change for the better if they do?” I invite you to watch the video and let me know what you think about my response.
When it comes to safety and trust, surely it must go both ways. Any employee ought to be able to safely go about their daily work in conditions that don’t put them in harm’s way. This includes adequate training and development of skills and appropriate use of any equipment. There is also a responsibility on employees to follow occupational health and safety guidelines which are in place to protect them from harm.
What we know is when you genuinely try to understand others, when you start with a clear intention to want to listen empathically, to understand them and to help them find ways to make life better for them, not only is the outcome going to be good for the other person, but reciprocity kicks in and ignites neural chemicals in your brain that make you feel good, increases your focus, increases your clarity and increases your creativity.
Self-trust includes many other forms of self, including self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-respect, and self-efficacy. However, all point toward this important and inescapable truth that for us to be able to respect and trust other people, we first need to respect and trust ourselves.
Rather than wait for something to go wrong, when trust is damaged and you need to be transparent to rebuild the damaged trust, wouldn’t it be better to be a bit more proactive and avoid damaging trust in the first place? Transparency can be a core strategy to proactively earning, building and maintaining trust, rather than only being a strategy when trust has been broken.
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