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Why Clarity is Vital for Change

Why Clarity is Vital for Change. I started asking people, anybody that travels around the world like I do and sits on planes and goes to banquets, the nice ones you had last night, and I say, “How do you stay so fit on the road?” I mean, I would ask everybody. Not creepy, “How…

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Thinking Beyond Yourself

Here is David’s take on thinking beyond yourself and how he has made realizations of this important thing over the years. Last weekend, our whole extended family got together for my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary. And it is just a delight to see mom and dad still healthy and loving each other. My dad turns…

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Counterforces of the Pillars of Trust

  So, we have a problem. There are counterforces to each of the pillars of trust, these forces that are working against the strengthening of each pillar in an organization. Here are a few of them just to get you thinking about possible counterforces in your team or your organization. Counterforces of the Pillars Clarity.…

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Contextualizing the 8 Pillars

Those of you that seek to transform an audience, or an individual, or even a country with some truth know the importance of contextualization. So these eight pillars, how do we contextualize them? Well a few things to keep in mind. Even the eight pillars work around the world. Clarity, it turns out, people around…

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Communication is Never the Core Issue

Some of you might say, “Well, you like C’s. “Shouldn’t communication be up there? “Isn’t that the issue ever?” Communication is never the core issue. Communication’s happening all the time. Clear communication is trusted. Unclear communication isn’t. Compassionate communication is trusted. Uncompassionate is not. Consistent communication is trusted. Inconsistent communication is not. These are the…

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Can I Trust You?

Fundamentally, a lack of trust is the biggest expense we have. In fact, the number one question that every employee you have is asking, that every customer that comes in the store is asking, that every community you serve is asking, that your kids are asking. The number one question they’re all asking is: Can…

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7 Ways to Effective Training and Development

Why does so much leadership and talent development fail? Why do people spend so much on training and not get the results they’d hoped for? I think there are at least 7 steps to having an effective training or talent development project that actually gets the results you’re hoping for. 7 Steps to Effective Training…

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5 Ways to Build Trust with an Audience

So how do I think about building trust with the audience? If you don’t build trust with your audience, you don’t inspire them and you certainly don’t teach them. Five Ideas to Build Trust with an Audience Be prepared. The key to lowering stress before stage and on the stage is be prepared, but it…

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4 Simple Tips for High Trust Conversation

Trust is always increasing or decreasing even in the midst of just a casual conversation. You know when you go to a group gathering and conversations are uninteresting or almost even non-existent, it’s uncomfortable and even boring. Talking about the weather or what you had to for dinner last night only goes so far in…

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4 Ways to Tell a Story

4 Ways to Tell a Story Number one, be there. People often ask me, how do I tell a story with freshness, especially this closing story I often tell with daughter riding a sheep, and it commonly gets a standing ovation, but I just tell them, I just go there. I go to what it…

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3 Things That Will Get You Critiqued

3 Things That Will Get You Critiqued If you want to be critiqued for a living, you want the opposite of compassion? If you wanna be critiqued for a living, if you want that to be your role in life, give a speech, right? You’ve been critiquing me for the last 12 minutes. Oh, man,…

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3 Daily Health Tips

Over the years, David has built routines into his life in order to stay healthy daily. Here are 3 daily health tips that David focuses on to stay healthy on the road. _______________________ People often ask me how do I try to stay healthy especially traveling so much and I’m not perfect at any of…

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2 Ways to Build a Culture of Trust

Two ideas on how you can build a culture of trust. It can be difficult to build a culture of trust. Trust must be the foundational piece of building a strong, lasting culture. 2 Ways to Build a Culture of Trust Number one, you gotta be clear about what a high-trust culture looks like, here.…

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2 Truths From the Farm

Watch this video to learn 2 truths from the farm from David’s childhood. You can learn many skills on a farm but it can also teach many life lessons. Here are Davids two truths from the farm. People often ask me what I learned from the farm as far as as all this trust stuff,…

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2 Sides of Empowerment

There are two sides of empowerment, and you quickly jumped to the first one. You know how demotivating it is to be told to do something and not empowered to do it. It could be even a state mandate of provide education, but we’re not gonna give ya any money, right, I mean it can…

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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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Howe Three Brothers You’ve Never Heard Of Helped Create America

Written By Brian Lord, President of Premiere Speakers Bureau What three questions helped America become an independent country? How, how, and how.  Or better yet, Howe, Howe, and Howe.  Let me explain. David Horsager, the author of The Trust Edge, is well known for showing how trust is absolutely needed to lead through difficult times.  He’s also…

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