Building Trust

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 | 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.  The main points and why it matters: Crosby sees quality not just as a set of procedures but a way of doing things – a management philosophy that starts with…

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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. Listening is a fundamental skill of genuine success, and it’s hard to be great or trusted without it. The benefits…

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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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Conclusion | Trust Trends 2014 Series

The world is in a trust crisis, and developing the eight-pillar framework of trust is the way out. Top leaders ought to use Trust Trends 2014 as a timely application for developing themselves, their teams, their organizations, and society. The following is a summary of the eight trends, their key embedded opportunities, and the pillar…

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Plan Ahead to Stay Ahead | Trust in Leadership

It’s hard to get a running start on the day without a plan. You don’t want to waste your creative morning time wondering what you should do today. If you want to attack your day instead of having it attack you, use this solid strategy. Take the last 15 minutes of a workday to plan…

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Hyper-Personal & Shared Experience Culture | Trust Trends 2014 Series

Increasingly, Americans desire to be entertained, fulfilled, and transformed, and they want to share these experiences with their friends. Americans are stressed-out, staying obese, and becoming more self-focused and unhealthy. They are often distrusting critics, especially younger anti-institutional generations who have been influenced by scandals in hierarchies, and this makes them increasingly informal. As consumers,…

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Conflict is Unavoidable | Trust in Relationships

Most conflict occurs because of a lack of clarity in communication, so I feel it is important to address here. Expect conflict. Learn to deal with it. Anytime there’s more than one person, you’re bound to find conflict. It’s only natural. We all have separate backgrounds, different tendencies, and unique perspectives. It’s no surprise we…

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International Hubbing & Structure | Trust Trends 2014 Series

Major international hubs are forming around manufacturing and logistics clusters, and corridors between them are developing like superhighways of land, air, and sea. Major international hubs are forming around manufacturing and logistics clusters, and corridors between them are developing like superhighways of land, air, and sea. Global trade, services, and online infrastructure are becoming quicker,…

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Quality and Meaning for People | Trust Trends 2014 Series

Talent economists know that in order to maintain top employees, they have to develop business around meaningful missions and create fulfilling roles. In the open-talent economy, employees have options, and talent is a scarce resource. Business leaders are thinking like talent economists and sustainability directors. Leaders know that in order to keep top talent, they…

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How to Keep a Clear Desk | Trust in Leadership

A clear desk leads to a clear mind, which leads to high productivity and laser focus. When you look at your workspace, what do you see? Is it clear and organized, prompting you to begin your most important tasks? Or is it cramped and cluttered, overflowing with printed reports, unopened mail, and an array of…

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Top 10 Trust Inhibitors | Trust in Leadership

Trust. It’s becoming a prevailing word in society. We know we need more, but where does one start? One important initial step is to identify some of the inhibitors. Check out this list and consider your team’s greatest current challenges. How can you and your company or family break through them?

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How to Motivate Contribution | Trust in Leadership

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 great statement. We can become…

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Roselinde Torres on Great Leadership | Trust in Leadership

Great leaders of the 21st century ask 3 questions: 1. Where are you looking to anticipate the next change? 2. What is the diveristy measure of your network? 3. Are you courageous enough to abandon the past? To continue growing, consider watching this 9 minute video and answering these questions for yourself!

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