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" We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. " - Winston Churchill
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How To Build A Winning Organizational Culture 

How To Build A Winning Organizational Culture  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

As a business leader, you are either building relationship capital or disengagement in your organization. Employee disengagement has been a persistent problem for a number of years. There is no more performance to be gained by maintaining the status quo in our companies. Building a winning organizational culture today is an imperative.

 

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For many organizations to compete effectively in the marketplace, they will need to cooperate effectively within their organization and with customers, partners, and suppliers. This may require them to nurture and shape their culture by capturing and building relationship capital.
 
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David Hain's curator insight, June 22, 6:10 AM

Nice mini case studies on the effectiveness of measuring relationship capital!

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9 Ways A Leader Can Earn Trust 

9 Ways A Leader Can Earn Trust  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
The conditions for trusting someone are very personal. In fact, despite how logical your assessments regarding trustworthiness may seem to you, it’s important to remember that not everyone takes the same approach. Some of us grant trust and take it away when someone does not live up to our standards or expectations. Others believe trust must be earned. Many of us fall somewhere in between.

Also, consider that some approach trust as a feeling, using their intuition as their guide in whether to trust someone or not.

However, one thing is certain when it comes to earning trust as a leader: your actions speak far more loudly than your words.



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We use the excuse of having to go to so many meetings or back to back meetings not only as a reason for being late, but for not preparing adequately. As John Wooden said: “failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” It also wastes people’s time, including yours. If you waste my time, how likely am I to trust you with something else that matters to me?
 
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David Hain's curator insight, April 20, 2:43 AM

@SusanMazza knows that trust is the most valuable currency a leaders can purchase and spend!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 22, 8:01 AM

Can trust be formulaic?  What do you think?

Begoña Pabón's curator insight, May 3, 2:19 PM
Cuando se trata de construir y generar confianza como lideres, tus actos mandan mas que tus palabras.
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The Neuroscience of Trust

The Neuroscience of Trust | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

"Consider Gallup’s meta-analysis of decades’ worth of data: It shows that high engagement—defined largely as having a strong connection with one’s work and colleagues, feeling like a real contributor, and enjoying ample chances to learn—consistently leads to positive outcomes for both individuals and organizations. The rewards include higher productivity, better-quality products, and increased profitability.

"So it’s clear that creating an employee-centric culture can be good for business. But how do you do that effectively? Culture is typically designed in an ad hoc way around random perks like gourmet meals or “karaoke Fridays,” often in thrall to some psychological fad. And despite the evidence that you can’t buy higher job satisfaction, organizations still use golden handcuffs to keep good employees in place. While such efforts might boost workplace happiness in the short term, they fail to have any lasting effect on talent retention or performance.

"In my research I’ve found that building a culture of trust is what makes a meaningful difference. Employees in high-trust organizations are more productive, have more energy at work, collaborate better with their colleagues, and stay with their employers longer than people working at low-trust companies. They also suffer less chronic stress and are happier with their lives, and these factors fuel stronger performance."

 

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Very well researched article, very clearly presented. Offers 8 actionable strategies organizations (not just companies) can use to improve performance as well as personal engagement and satisfaction. This holds just as true for the classroom as the boardroom. Well worth reading.


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Compared with people at low-trust companies, people at high-trust companies report: 74% less stress, 106% more energy at work, 50% higher productivity, 13% fewer sick days, 76% more engagement, 29% more satisfaction with their lives, 40% less burnout.
 
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9 Keys To Building Trust And Increasing Influence

9 Keys To Building Trust And Increasing Influence | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
The more trust people have in you the higher your influence
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The world is ready for a new type of leaders, one who is trustworthy, and transparent in everything that they do. If you can adopt these nine habits, it will help you on the journey to inspiring trust in yourself, building teams that will follow you anywhere and deliver outstanding results.
 
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Why is trust is such a crucial aspect of leadership?

Why is trust is such a crucial aspect of leadership? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Why is trust is such a crucial aspect of leadership?


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Let’s add another layer of nuance to this trust business: Each of us sets our cheater meter a bit differently. This is particularly evident at the start of a relationship. Some people trust until they have data that convinces them otherwise. Some people distrust until they see evidence that they can trust. And a small percentage are on the margins: they either trust too much or rarely feel trust. Look at the following table and think about where your cheater meter is set.
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David Hain's curator insight, October 5, 2016 5:54 AM

Cheater meeter, crap detector - we all have one, and it's critical to knowing how important trust is in leadership!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, October 6, 2016 6:44 PM

We have become so cynical that we can't detect the truth regardless of where it is coming from, it definitely isn't politics.

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Leadership - The Trust Glue  

Leadership - The Trust Glue   | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

In he film “Twelve Angry Men” the jury is sent to a small room to deliberate. Before any formal discussion, they cast a vote. Eleven of the jurors vote “guilty.” Only one juror votes “not guilty.” After conclusion of deliberations, all the jurors vote “not guilty”.  Does the juror who was the only one to vote not guilty at the start be said to have leadership qualities?  Let us see what really leadership is?


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Trust is defined as “assured resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle, of another person; confidence; reliance”.
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Why Employees Don't Trust Their Leadership

Why Employees Don't Trust Their Leadership | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Of 33,000 workers globally, one in three said they don't trust their employer. What gives?
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(From the article): One in three people don’t trust their employer. That’s according to the new Edelman "Trust Barometer", a survey of 33,000 people in 28 countries about trust in the workplace.

 Among the other notable findings, trust decreases down an organization’s hierarchy: 64% of executives, 51% of managers, and 48% of rank and file staff say they trust their organizations, and employees say they trust peers more than CEOs when it comes to company information. Right now, many workers have their choice of jobs that boast high earnings and a range of career opportunities. To stay competitive in the war for talent, most employers are offering a full complement of benefits and perks as well as beefing up their efforts to engage workers through inclusion initiatives. Indeed, many employees among the Top 100 Great Places To Work reported being satisfied with their jobs, but also having a high level of trust for their companies.

 That’s obviously not the case everywhere, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer. The survey revealed gaps between factors that employees rate as important for building trust and how their leaders rated based on those attributes.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 7, 2016 11:21 PM
When we conflate management and leadership, treating them as the same thing, we make the mistake of missing what leading is. It cannot be defined, but, when we see it, we recognize it.
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How to Build Trust Between Generations

How to Build Trust Between Generations | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

It has been said often: “Change is the only constant.” This may be more evident than ever before. Mobility is the new, new thing, driving many changes. We are untethered yet always connected. A dichotomy of change.


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(From the article): This is important. We are leading together for a generation. Let’s do it by realizing there is a thin difference between generations and a vast opportunity exists to create a big leadership story. 

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ThinDifference's curator insight, August 6, 2013 7:14 AM

More hype has been piled on Generation Y, or better known as Millennials. We are building layers to insulate rather than removing layers to engage. This needs to be our call-to-action. Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silent Generation alike but between two generations. We need to cross the gap and lead anew!

It is time to build trust.

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A Leader's New Year's Resolution

A Leader's New Year's Resolution | Surviving Leadership Chaos | 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!


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 1, 2013 9:08 AM

Happy New Year!!!!

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10 Solutions for Building Trust in Your Team

10 Solutions for Building Trust in Your Team | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Here are the top 10 indicators that your team may not fully trust you yet, and what you can do to address that.

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Here are the top 10 indicators that your team may not fully trust you yet, and what you can do to address that:
 
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We've stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers

We've stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Something profound is changing our concept of trust, says Rachel Botsman. While we used to place our trust in institutions like governments and banks, today we increasingly rely on others, often strangers, on platforms like Airbnb and Uber and through technologies like the blockchain. This new era of trust could bring with it a more transparent, inclusive and accountable society — if we get it right. Who do you trust?


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Who do you trust?
 
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David Hain's curator insight, April 19, 5:28 AM

How you get trust from a bunch of initial strangers lies at the heart of collaboration!

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How Do I Get My Team to Trust Me? (Story and Video)

How Do I Get My Team to Trust Me? (Story and Video) | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Our 8th Winning Well Principle: Trust the Trenches has so many nuances, all of which I learned the hard way. For me, it wasn’t the delegating, or asking fo
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To win the trust of your team, you have to trust them to trust you. Trust the trenches to accept (and even embrace) that you are human being too. And lead from there. 
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The Cost of Distrust

The Cost of Distrust | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Distrust commands a very handsome price. It destroys initiative, damages relationships, creates a toxic environment and reduces competitiveness.
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What if I told you that mistrust could kill our individual aspirations, cripple our personal and business relationships, strip the muscle from our most powerful leaders, and crush the productivity and morale of our best and brightest people? Would I have your attention? Then why don’t we give trust the attention it deserves?
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 2, 2016 2:05 PM
Trust is earned. Parker Palmer said authority (trust) is authored in the words and actions of a person. My experience is there is not much trust in schools.
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Whacking The CEO: The Bold New Dance Between The C-Suite And The Board

Whacking The CEO: The Bold New Dance Between The C-Suite And The Board | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Most people attribute the change in corporate governance dynamics to a fixation on short-term financial performance. I believe it’s deeper and more meaningful than dollars. Boards are shifting their thinking around how their executives engage and inspire their workforces in order to lead a never-ending series of course corrections and frontline change initiatives. 


 The core issue is trust. And trust is an endless dance.

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But if you’re a leader who wants to influence with integrity long-term, you can’t afford to leave trust to chance. Trust is a fragile, often fleeting state. And so is your credibility as a solid leader. Dance with purpose.
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10 Benefits of Being a Trustworthy Leader

10 Benefits of Being a Trustworthy Leader | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Being a trustworthy leader certainly comes with some challenges, but the benefits outweigh the difficulties. Here are 10 benefits of being trustworthy.
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(From the article): While it takes constant, conscious choices to be trustworthy, the 10 benefits illustrate its usefulness. The workplace today can use more leaders willing to be themselves. What’s more, we can use more leaders who act in ways that develop mutually beneficial outcomes for both the organization and its people.
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8 questions for improving your leadership 

8 questions for improving your leadership  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Here are some questions to help you evaluate whether your leadership contributes to a culture of encouragement.
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Do you express a positive attitude toward the objective or goal to be accomplished? 

(From the article): Sometimes the only time that a person may hear from their manager is when they haven’t performed as expected. This leaves people thinking that the only time anyone cares what they do is when they make a mistake. Rather than allowing people to constantly guess whether or not they are performing as expected, you should take every opportunity to express heartfelt appreciation for the efforts of others whether the task be small or large. You also want to encourage others to express appreciation to members of the team. Cultivating a culture of appreciation will increase both morale and productivity.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 7, 2016 10:35 AM
It is definitely necessary to improve functionality of community and organization as opposed to dysfunction.
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Leadership Pride – Where Is It Placed?

Leadership Pride – Where Is It Placed? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Pride is a funny thing. We want pride to be evident in what we do. We want our pride to show in where we work and gather as a community. We want to be proud of the places we engage and participate in. Pride is a good thing.

In leadership, it gets trickier.
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(From the article): Although confidence is required in leadership, being overly proud of our abilities leads to downfalls and pitfalls. It is a misplaced pride that gets leaders off track.

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ThinDifference's curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:13 AM

Pride can be powerful... for the good or bad. Getting it right is an important practice leaders need to embrace, gaining trust and productivity.

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The Trust Maturity Model

The Trust Maturity Model | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

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

 

What is the level of trust in your team?

 

Chaos? Learning? Optimizing? Or, Innovating?


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AlGonzalezinfo thank you for all the follows - love your curated work as well. Still learning how to use all the features
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@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...