What separates great leaders from good leaders?
What makes a manager, a preferred manager?
What makes an individual credible to others?
One common thread runs throughout – a great leader, manager and individual is one who can be trusted.
So, what is trust? Trust is when you “rely on the integrity, strength or ability of another; have confidence in another”. When you trust another person, you believe that they:
- Will always have your best interest at heart.
- Will never hurt you for the fun of it.
- Will never sell you out for selfish gain.
Living among a different culture has reinforced for me how big a deal trust is. There are continual reminders for me, living in a new country that trust
- will always involve a degree of vulnerability,
- is something that must be earned, built and maintained,
- requires time to develop.
No matter where you live or what you do, trust will be the key to you
- contributing to a successful workplace,
- generating a strong customer base,
- building a prosperous business and
- creating strong, secure relationships.
So, never underestimate the power of trust. Trust in any relationship will
- bring with it an inner sense of peace
- guide us to a more positive state of mind.
- give us a deeper sense of bonding with others
- contribute to increased self-confidence
- provide new zeal to stand up to life’s challenges.
Simply put the element of trust, between yourself and other people, will affect your entire life.
So a question for you today, who do you trust?
Or, perhaps, more importantly who trusts you?
Food for thought.