Friday 4 December 2020

The key to environments of trust is being trustworthy

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I have zero trust in federal politicians to do the right thing by us. A certain American President and those that enable him personifies for me everything that isn’t trustworthy.

I remain positive though. In my world trust matters. In my world I live and work with people who are trustworthy. The key to environments of trust is being trustworthy

In my world people can be relied on to speak the truth as they see it.

In my world being compassionate and kind matters.

In my world actions and behaviours mirror the words.

In her great book 'Dare To Lead' Brene Brown speaks of her seven elements of trust. One of them is Integrity. Brene says and I quote:  “You choose courage over comfort. You choose what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy. And you choose to practice your values rather than simply professing them.” 

Living our values rather than simply professing them is a key to being trustworthy.

Your values are not words. They are behaviours. In a team, organisation, your family or your sporting team/community they are 3 - 5 behaviours that you have agreed on.

There's a complimentary self-directed online course here on sustaining shared-view in the seven areas of significance. Do the course with any group of people and I guarantee increased trustworthiness.

More on values being behaviours here.

Do Your Work.

Be the difference you want to see in the world.


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