Your trust bucket. Does yours’ overflow or leak? I often speak on the element of trust. To everyone, trust is a fundamental foundation of all relationships, and it’s very much the foundation of all aspects of leadership. In fact, trust is the foundation of everything great in your lfie.
Its important to give trust. In fact, its vital to give trust. Giving trust empowers people, and enables them. Enable, empower and engage your team and you do that by giving them trust.
Many will say how difficult it is to trust especially when they have been hurt by this. I guess, as managers we have often heard statements from our superiors that we potentially have trusted someone too much, when they have let us down. That shouldn’t stop you giving trust. It’s counterproductive and decreases morale, quality and productivity when you hold your team at arms length. Trust is critical and simply makes good business sense.
Untrustworthy people find it hard to trust, just as it is hard to trust untrustworthy people.
Trust is such a hard thing to build with someone, and so easy to lose. I liken it to filling a bucket. Gaining trust with someone fills the bucket. Being trustworthy fills the bucket. Unfortunately, the trust bucket can leak, or worse gets knocked over. Something major that tips the Trust Bucket over is hard to recover from, a slow leak can be recovered but you need to add more water.
So, if water is going to escape from the trust bucket, lets make sure its because our trust of people makes it overflow. Give trust to empower and engage and enable your team. Be trustworthy to gain trust from your team. Trust is the absolute foundation. Only with trust can your team scale the heights that they have potential for.
It’s even more critical in relationships. Trust is the foundation of building a relationship that lasts. Love can be blind, but ultimately love cannot be blind. Being untrustworthy is a sure fire way to create bumps in your relationship. Don’t forget trust is the foundation of everything great in your life.
Is your trust bucket leaking or overflowing? Our behaviours and choices lead to the end result.
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