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The Psychology of Trust in Life, Learning, and Love

The Psychology of Trust in Life, Learning, and Love | The Heart of Leadership |

“When you trust people to help you, they often do,” Amanda Palmer asserted in her beautiful meditation on the art of asking without shame. But what does it really mean to “trust,” and perhaps more importantly, how can we live with the potential heartbreak that lurks in the gap between “often” and “always”? That’s precisely what psychologist David DeSteno, director of Northeastern University’s Social Emotions Lab, explores in The Truth About Trust: How It Determines Success in Life, Love, Learning, and More (public library).


DeSteno, who has previously studied the osmosis of good and evil in all of us and the psychology of compassion and resilience, argues that matters of trust occupy an enormous amount of our mental energies and influence, directly or indirectly, practically every aspect of our everyday lives. But trust is a wholly different animal from the majority of our mental concerns. 

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Don Cloud's insight:

Fascinating article/book on the inner workings of trust.

The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 3, 2014 3:56 PM

The science of why tit-for-tat isn't the best strategy for cooperation and why you should hear out your hunches.

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Don Cloud's insight:

Patricia, thanks for sharing -- I like this a lot.


That said, I would offer that the wrong words are highlighted/bolded. 


Specifically, the word "bond" is not highlighted/bolded -- and it should be ... when it comes to leadership, it's the most important factor.


Powerful bonds distinguish the link between great leaders and their people from good leaders who have a mere relationship with them.  Bonds distinguish strong leaders who are committed and "all in" versus average leaders who are merely involved.  Bonds between leaders and followers will energize people to act on their own for the greater purpose ... the "why" of the group.  These bonds are the sinew between leader, followers, and greater purpose that combine in a way that the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts -- that are planted, nurtured, grown, and developed -- that transform a mere collection of people into a living organism that we call an organization.


Just sharing a thought that struck me as I pondered the profound meaning of this slide.  Thanks again!

Cruise Line Class's curator insight, October 3, 2013 11:04 AM

Trust is the foundation & the key to all successful relationships! 


How full is your trust bank account?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:10 PM

Truer words were never spoken.