I’ve spent my entire life learning to build trust. As I grew up, my mom faced significant mental illness, so I learned first-hand how isolating life can be when trust is absent. Over time, I learned to cope with and, after much healing, eventually overcome these challenges.
Trust is a simple topic that can often seem like an over-analyzed mess. This white paper cuts through the clutter to reveal 11 essential trust-building behaviors, distilled from three decades of in-the-trenches business leadership. Trust boils down to one question: do I feel safe? The 11 Commandments of Building Trust.
On November 7th I was honored to give a TED talk at the College of Wooster. The event’s theme was “green light” and speakers were free to interpret the topic as we wished. Here’s how I approached it. The concepts that follow apply equally well to our business and personal lives.
Whew! It’s been an impactful time of public speaking lately. I’ve been delighted to influence businesses and communities in Northeast Ohio. NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties Annual Gathering As a Board member of our local NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) affiliate, I’m grateful for the chance to help arm both.
Escaping Oz Dorothy was shocked when Glinda the Good Witch of the North told her that she “always had the power” to go back to Kansas. Scarecrow asked why Dorothy had not been told this before. “Because she would not have believed me; she had to learn it for herself.” Which pretty much sums up my life and career.