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Building Trust

The 8 Pillars of Trust

Trust: The Leading Indicator (The 8 Pillars of Trust) According to our global study and The Trust OutlookTM, the number one question everyone is asking is “Can I trust you?”. A lack of trust is your biggest expense in business and life. Each of the 8 pillars of trust contribute to demonstrating why trust is…

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There is ALWAYS A Cost To A Lack Of Trust

A lack of trust is the biggest expense you have. One of the greatest global pieces of research over the last few years found countries where citizens trust each other less poverty is higher and vice versa. I was just in a country where a citizen entrepreneur does not know if they’re gonna get a…

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The #1 Reason People Want To Work For An Organization

The #1 reason people want to work for an organization last year, by the way, was ahead of everything. Ahead of being paid more, ahead of more autonomy, ahead of a more fun work environment they want to trust their leadership. If you’re in sales, which you are. It was the number one commonality desire…

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connect and collaborate

The ability to connect and collaborate in the new economy, we’ve gotta get better at it. Maybe the best example over the last few years is the big three automakers. Chrysler said, we’re gonna build the new high-performance transmission on our own. GM and Ford in uncharacteristic style, fierce competitors, said we are gonna put…

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The Value of Appreciation

The Value of Appreciation The Value of Appreciation. I will say this, how many of you just feel so over appreciated? You’ve just had too much thanks. And yet, the greatest need of every person in all humanity, William James, philosopher said, after basic needs are met, is the need to be appreciated. One of…

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The Power of 90 Days

First of all was before the research, I remember a mentor of mine 20 years ago said David, I want you to try something for 90 days. I want you to try not complaining one time about anything for 90 days. I wanted to complain about the idea. I took the challenge. Didn’t just change…

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How do you build trust with yourself?

People often ask me, “How do you build trust with yourself?” And, you know, it is really hard to build trust in your team, in your organization, in your family, or anywhere else if you don’t trust yourself at all. The only way is to make and keep a commitment. You hear the idea, love…

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6 Ways to Motivate Contribution | Trust in Leadership

6 Ways to Motivate Contribution. There are plenty of people who want to make a difference but haven’t put their vision into action. Contribution is tied to action. You have to actually do something to get anything done. A friend, author, and small business expert, Mark LeBlanc, says, “Done is better than perfect.” What a…

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8 Tips for Effective Listening | Trust in Leadership

Growing up on the farm as the youngest of six kids, I learned how to eat fast, talk fast, and interrupt my siblings. Listening has not always come easily to me, and I’m not alone. Effective listening is a fundamental skill of genuine success, and it’s hard to be great or trusted without it. The…

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Five Ways to Build Your Character

In order to build character in anything, you need to first notice what you are struggling with. If you are struggling with humility, find resources that can help you learn how to be more humble and practice. If you struggle with self-discipline, set goals and work towards accomplishing them in the right way. Taking steps…

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6 Ways to Improve Competency

  When we quit learning, in some ways, we start dying. No matter what degree we’ve earned, or what initials come after our name, we must find ways to improve competency on a daily basis. The first step to increasing your personal and professional competence is to understand you have not arrived. If you believe…

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Trust After The Polls

The speculation is over and campaigning is wrapped, but the churning political waters are far from settled for the American people. The 2016 presidential election was arguably the most divisive to-date with insults, finger-pointing and scandals absorbing the airtime on news outlets and the clicks on social media. Contrary to the record-breaking number of viewers…

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Own Your Day | The Daily Edge

Have you ever reached the end of a day and felt like you got nothing done? It’s a horrible feeling! Frustrating days like this leave us with a laundry list of people and circumstances that caused our unproductivity. Rewind the clock to your morning coffee and write down your current #1 push forward priority. Then…

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Being Clear With Expectations | Trust in Business

Few things are as frustrating as working for a manager who gives you an annual review and tells you all the things she thinks you should have been doing during the past year. How is this information helpful now? The year is over. Why weren’t these expectations expressed earlier? If you are a parent, you know…

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Commitment to Quality and Trust | Trust in Business

Is your organization trusted for its commitment to quality? If there’s room for improvement, you might consider reading Philip Crosby’s 1979 classic Quality is Free. In this book, Crosby outlines how you can improve quality and how to build an environment where commitment in quality is essential. Why Commitment to Quality Matters Crosby sees quality not…

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The Impact of Compassion | Trust in Business

Who do you trust more, firefighters or mortgage brokers? Librarians or lawyers? Nurses or salespeople? One of the biggest reasons for trust is the perception that someone is concerned beyond themselves for the good of the whole. Firefighters and nurses care for others by nature of their jobs. But we wonder if the salesperson really…

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