The Business Case For Moving at the Speed of Trust

We hope you’ve enjoyed this blog series on The Speed of Trust. We’ve spent a lot of time on this topic because we think it’s so important. By now, I hope it is obvious that low trust costs time and … Read more

Leaders Develop Trust Whether the Relationship is Good or Bad

The Second Wave: Relationship Trust Relationship status: Do not know the person When you are unsure about the state of your relationship with someone–whether you’re new to each other or know each other but, haven’t worked closely together–here’s how to … Read more

Leaders Make “Smart Trust” As Easy As Possible

The Second Wave: Relationship Trust A few months ago, we defined “Smart Trust.” Now that we’ve been through all the trust-building behaviors, let’s talk about how to use what you’ve learned to build smart trust with others. Start with yourself: … Read more

Leaders Build Trust by Listening First

The Second Wave: Relationship Trust Building the Wave of Relationship Trust requires deliberate trust-building behaviors. There are five competence-based behaviors: delivering results, getting better, confronting reality, clarifying expectations, and staying accountable. We’ll also explore the “counterfeit” versions of these behaviors. … Read more

Credibility Gaps: Leaders Know the Waves of Trust

Picture the ripple effect of throwing a stone into a calm pond. The waves get larger and cover more surface as they expand. Think of trust-building in this way. Stephen M. R. Covey says, “As trust is manifest in each … Read more

Leaders Invest in Trust

I’ve written a lot about the role of “vulnerability-based trust” in cohesive teams. Patrick Lencioni explored the concept of vulnerability-based trust as a critical foundation for teams. Read more about Lencioni’s model here, here, and here. Trust is multi-faceted. Although … Read more

Leaders Know Positive is Different Than Soft

Some people push back when you ask them to take a positive approach in their leadership. They equate positivity with being nice, but being kind is deeper than empty hype like, “Good job” or “Nice work” or “Super!” You can’t … Read more

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