The Trust Factor Part 1

IMG_0798Quote of the Day: “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” – Steven Covey

Successful relationships and results are built on trust.

Lack of trust is the underlying issue, in unresolved conflicts. Either a team member doesn’t trust that it is safe, for instance to voice their opinion, or a manager doesn’t trust a team member with a decision, for example by being upset about mistakes or not delegating.

Conflict, in varying degrees, exists in every organization. When conflict is constructive, it releases tension, finds solutions, builds relationships and creates new ways to do business. It becomes destructive when people resist it by holding back, resisting difficult conversations, or acting out unprofessionally.

Trust is built by:

1. Listening with genuine openness and curiosity
2. Being consistent in how you relate to people and events
3. Using words, tone and body language congruently
4. Always intending to create a win/win

The picture of momma deer and her newborns, out back of my garage, is a wonderful image of innocence — a quality of those who trust.

How do you build and sustain trust?

A Mind-Body Coaching Balance can switch on the parts of your brain that give you access to your Higher Wisdom and the courage to feel and live it. Call for a 30 minute free consult.

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