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How Do You Build Trust In A Trust-Deficient World?

How Do You Build Trust In A Trust-Deficient World? | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

While I feel much of this has already been discovered and documented on The Speed of  Trust by Stephen Covey Jr.  I appreciate that there is now a scientific model to back it up.

Via John Lasschuit ®™, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN, Roger Francis, donhornsby
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

I really appreciate the following trust benefits listed in the article:

  1. Psychological well-being
  2. Meaningful friendships and business relationships
  3. Faster, more efficient decision making
  4. Greater personal effectiveness in groups
  5. Greater support for your decisions
  6. Career promotions
  7. Win/win opportunities
  8. Role modeling trustworthy behavior
  9. More time for creativity and relaxation
  10. More money in your pocket (people want to do business with those they trust)
John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:41 AM

Rodger Dean Duncan: #Leadership and #Trust: one not without the other

donhornsby's curator insight, July 16, 2014 6:16 PM

(From the article): Finally, aside from the fact that it’s simply the right thing to do, here are ten benefits of being trustworthy.

Psychological well-beingMeaningful friendships and business relationshipsFaster, more efficient decision makingGreater personal effectiveness in groupsGreater support for your decisionsCareer promotionsWin/win opportunitiesRole modeling trustworthy behaviorMore time for creativity and relaxationMore money in your pocket (people want to do business with those they trust)
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 16, 2014 9:35 PM

Trust is not an operating system. It is not a commodity. It cannot be manufactured. It is earned in the daily relationships we have with other people. It is situational and contextual. When I consider the ten key elements of servant-leadership, they are the hard work used in entering relationships and building trust in the daily give and take.

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5 Ways to Create a Winning Culture

5 Ways to Create a Winning Culture | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
A strong culture isn't something you wish into place, or even will into place. It's something you build. Here's how.

Via John Michel, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Tpotally agree with Don on item #5.  I also like #3.


Create an environment of trust.

Many organizations believe internal trust is nice to have but not a key factor for bottom line profitability. That simply isn’t true. Trust directly affects speed and cost. When trust diminishes, speed goes down and costs go up. These economic factors are usually disguised as other things, but when there isn’t trust between team members, or between the company and its customers, it is impossible to achieve real success. The myths are that trust is built solely on integrity, that you either have it or you don’t, that if lost it can’t be restored, and that it can’t be taught. The realities are that trust is a function of both character and competency, it can be both created and destroyed, it can be restored (in most cases), and be taught and developed into a measurable strategic advantage.

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, May 15, 2013 10:52 AM

Good list...what would you add?

Scott Span, MSOD's comment, May 15, 2013 10:53 AM
All great points... particularly # 3. Without trust, not much else can happen.
Mark Gregory , Programme Innovator @Transformation Coach's curator insight, May 24, 2013 6:47 AM

5 steps to defining your winning culture explained succinctly for any leader looking to change their own organisational culture.

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Ready for a vulnerability hangover? Five ideas from Brené Brown

Ready for a vulnerability hangover? Five ideas from Brené Brown | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Brené’s big idea is that vulnerability is good for you, or as she puts it, ‘vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage’.


We live in a culture where making yourself vulnerable – exposing your fears and uncertainties, taking emotional risks – is considered a form of weakness, and something most of us want to run away from.


But Brené’s research reveals the hugely positive outcomes that emerge from stepping into the arena of vulnerability. It is precisely when we expose ourselves – perhaps in a relationship or at work – that ‘we have experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives’.

AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

A brilliant friend of mine once explained to me, "trusting others is difficult because it makes us vulnerable".  This is a fantastic article about why being vulnerable is good, plus so much more.

David Hain's curator insight, January 18, 2013 11:31 AM

Vulnerability is my leadership word of the week, and such a valuable test of authenticity.  Having spent years disguising it, I wish I knew then what I know now...

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The Trust Maturity Model

The Trust Maturity Model | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

The Trust Maturity Model from www.giveleaderhip.com...


What is the level of trust in your team?


Chaos? Learning? Optimizing? Or, Innovating?

Metta Solutions's comment, October 18, 2012 11:48 AM
AlGonzalezinfo thank you for all the follows - love your curated work as well. Still learning how to use all the features
AlGonzalezinfo's comment, October 18, 2012 12:49 PM
@Metta Solutions, you are welcome, I really like your curated work as well. One suggestion would be to link your twitter account to scoop.it, this way you will be mentioned automatically on twitter when we rescoop your posts.
Geoff Roberts's curator insight, January 18, 2014 12:43 PM

Nice descriptive framework, but it needs a 'how to get there' as well...

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Rethinking the Work of Leadership

Rethinking the Work of Leadership | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Here we are in 2013 with organizational leadership models that continue to deny the social nature of organizations and wallow in inertia.


Our leadership practices remain authoritative. People are disengaged, distrusting and perhaps even disenfranchised.

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Wonderul Scoop Kenneth!  I am currently working on understanding inclusion by exploring exclusion and this is absolutely perfect!  


While we may have a "diverse" employee base"  if we have authoritative and distrusting cultures, it is impossible to have inclusion!



Dan Kirsch's curator insight, July 14, 2013 8:43 AM

If it were only so in the land of Dilbert.  Unfortunately this is pervasive in many organizations - lack of trust, lack of sharing knowledge and no collaboration all go hand in hand and are together the tools of a failure to innovate.

Dan Kirsch's curator insight, July 14, 2013 8:44 AM

If it were only so in the land of Dilbert.  Unfortunately this is pervasive in many organizations - lack of trust, lack of sharing knowledge and no collaboration all go hand in hand and are together the tools of a failure to innovate.

Andy Brough's comment, July 15, 2013 4:24 AM
Leaders will need to work hard to create a deeper sense of engagement, trust and empowerment
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The Law of Trust

The Law of Trust | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
    No matter the resume of a leader, we humans take turns leading and following – it’s built into the fabric of our ultrasocial human brains. Think of the hotshot vice presid...
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

1. Is she a good person? This one’s a little vague, so I added the next one for clarity:


2. Will she be loyal to me, her follower? I’m talking mama bear loyalty, Liam Neeson in “Taken” loyalty; “Psycho Dad” loyalty. Will she put it all on the line if I need her to and if I’ve earned it?


3. Does she know what she’s doing? There are a lot of good and loyal people out there who just don’t have the know-how to get where they’d like to go. I won’t follow them until they’ve gained those skills.


4. Does she have the sense to adapt as needed? Leadership is all about changing course midstream, adjusting to a changing situation and finding – or making – a new way forward. Smart isn’t enough. Wise is also required to succeed as a leader. Of the two, I’ll take wisdom every time.


5. Is this worthy of my time and energy? Maybe you’re thinking I should have put this one first, but here’s why I didn’t: we humans are supremely apt at talking ourselves into some bad decisions if we want something badly enough. By looking at the worthiness of an endeavor only after checking the first four rules off, you’ll be more certain to give those first four rules all the weight they deserve.

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A Leader's New Year's Resolution

A Leader's New Year's Resolution | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it


~ try my best to stay out of the box with others   

~ forgive those I don't want to forgive

~ stop blaming and trust more

~ mimimize my self-deception and my own virtue


Here is to a great 2013!

AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Happy New Year!!!!

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6 Steps to Sustainable Leadership: Feedback Mechanisms

6 Steps to Sustainable Leadership: Feedback Mechanisms | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

An effective tactic for supervisors in the implementation of a feedback mechanism is to invite feedback from all staff members.  


The supervisor must make sure everyone knows that the intent is to help the supervisor be more effective and to learn from everyone in the team.

It is important to stress that this needs to be a respectful session, and the supervisor must be prepared to actively listen while avoiding becoming defensive.


If this is done appropriately, the supervisor has an opportunity to “model the way” to receive feedback for every team member.  The supervisor can then hold a team meeting and report a summary of the feedback he or she received to the whole staff.


During this meeting, the supervisor can also share his or her plans to address that feedback.


AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

It is amazing how much we can learn from our staff members.  Its not easy to actively listen, but, if done correctly, this can truly increase the trust level of a team. 

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