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Are you the untrustworthy one?

Does your team trust you?

Forget the blindfold games.

There’s a faster, better, SAFER way to figure out who you can trust in your team…

…and what you can trust them with.

Trust is relying on someone else to do the right thing at the right time for the right reason.

It’s a form of protection, of keeping safe what is important to us.

Sometimes it might be job security, purposeful work, challenging tasks, and future prospects.

Other times it could be a sense of calm, connection and camaraderie.

Or, like the trust fall: catch me when I’m not able to see what’s really happening so I don’t harm myself or others.

Loss of trust

Trust can take a long time to develop, especially if you’ve been let down before.

Or if YOU’RE the person who couldn’t be relied upon when needed and second chances are not easy to negotiate.

Occasionally, being ‘untrustworthy’ is accidental:

🙄 You were not equipped with the skills, knowledge, experience or resources for the responsibility.

😯 You didn’t know that what you were entrusted with meant so much to the other person or team members, because its importance was not communicated clearly in a way you could understand.

😶 Your voice was unheard, your language not learnt, so your questions went unanswered until it was too late.

We trust our higher-ups to keep us from falling short and apart.

And to show us clearly what trust is supposed to look, sound and feel like where we work.

Recently in Harvard Business Review, social psychologist Ron Friedman, Ph.D. said,

Employees who trust their organizations show higher engagement, creativity, and productivity. Those who don’t experience more stress, increased burnout, and are more likely to quit. Fostering trust, therefore, represents a crucial imperative for any leader looking to create a high-performing team.

So, the sooner you can build and sustain trust – whether you’re the leader or one of the players – the stronger your team will become in a shorter time.

Why leaders need trust in their teams

Unquestionably, gaining trust and then keeping it is a leadership KPI.

When you want to find out faster who on your team you can trust to…

  • keep projects on point with systems all set for milestones to be met
  • keep everyone connected with clear communication
  • keep the energy effervescent
  • keep curiosity and questioning at the core of problem-solving

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