“Whether a friendship, family relationship, or business or personal partnership, any bond is built on trust. Without trust, you have nothing. With it, you can do great things.” ~ Lolly Daskal
Trust is a key measure of the quality of our relationships, and building trust is a crucial competency of leadership. It's the lubricant that makes agility possible on high-performing teams.
However, trust doesn't happen by accident. It is built over time through our interactions with others. Small actions, repeated over time, steadily and inevitably erode or build trust. The challenge then is learning to recognize how our own behavior impacts trust, and then acting to do something about it.
How are you doing when it comes to building high-trust relationships? Start the new year off right by taking an inventory of your key relationships.
What relationships need work? (both personal and professional)
For those relationships that need work, what will you do about it? (take 100% Responsibility)
Wherever you are on your answers above, here are ten ways you can build trust in the new year:
Admit when you're wrong
Learn to say, “I’m sorry”
Extend trust to someone else
Be more open in your communications
Talk straight and give honest feedback
Stop making fuzzy commitments
Honor your commitments, no matter how small
Resolve conflict quickly and directly
Be a person of integrity
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