One of the greatest skills that we are all possessed with is that of building trust. And because of this our skill to build trust can be strengthened deliberately and improved upon.
Trust simply means “to believe that something is true”.
There are some very simple reasons for not trusting others:
- We don’t believe they have the knowledge or skills to get the job done
- We don’t feel that they are experienced enough to do their job well
- We don’t trust people because they are different, or do things differently
- We don’t trust that people will deliver results consistently
If we don’t believe that it is true that someone will do a proper job for us, then we simply don’t trust them.
Regardless of your role or position within your organization, it is imperative to take a leadership approach to identify where trust is broken – and then fix it.
Let’s agree to do good things by developing and building trust with each other… Rather than simply just trying to identify those people, we can’t trust.
Stop labeling people as being “not worthy of trust”.
I’m confident that by removing judgment, identifying the pillar of trust that needs to be repaired, we will build more positive and engaging work relationships built on trust.