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5 Email Clues: You May Have a Trust Problem

We can make some straight forward observations about trust as we witness the email flowing through our Inboxes. Coworkers who trust each other use email as an extension of their healthy relationship those who don’t will often use it as a way to protect themselves.

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4 More Costs of Mistrust

In Part 3, we wrap up our blog series on the High Costs of Mistrust. We may not see the connection between mistrust and these business costs but it’s probably there, to some degree. Most of the Building Trust blog is devoted to practical tips that help prevent these issue in the first place.

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Be Credible and Get Promoted Without Losing Your Integrity 

Last month I was invited to speak to about 75 Young Professionals from the local community on this topic. It was my pleasure to share some practical ideas to a room full of enthusiastic achievers! It was a jam-packed session, full of energy and ideas. Here are some key takeaways and notable quotes from my talk. Take what you like and ignore the rest.

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ODS, LLC is Now Building Trust, LLC

There comes a time in running a business when you know that it’s time for change. Organizational Development Services, LLC (or ODS) was founded in 2008 as a training and consulting business… with a name so general (by design) that it could mean just about anything.

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3 More Costs of Mistrust

Busy professionals challenge me about why they should spend their limited time in my Building Trust Workshops. It’s a fair question. In Part One of this blog series, we explored three expensive costs of mistrust. Now we are going to tackle three more troublesome consequences of mistrust and unresolved conflict.

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Taking a Flier

Taking a Flier Regular ODS readers know that we explore the fundamentals of building personal trusting relationships and at the organization level. Here’s a quick story of what can happen when trust gets ingrained in a company’s psyche. The original story was posted in the RBB blog.

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The High Costs of Mistrust

In my Building Trust Workshops I often ask participants to identify the consequences of mistrust and unresolved conflict. They typically have no trouble coming up with a list similar to this one In this new blog series, let’s tackle these sources of continuing cost and trouble one at a time.

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5 Business Lessons from a Mission Trip

Recently, my wife and I joined 14 others from our church on a mission trip to Guatemala. While there were many uplifting spiritual rewards for both the givers and receivers of this grace, several key business lessons emerged as well. I posted these last week in the which I’m sharing here with ODS readers too.

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Is Your Ego Tied to Your Role?

Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes, and it will, that your ego goes with it. Good for us – we got that promotion we’ve been hoping for! Congratulations have poured in from our colleagues, our mother, and our Facebook friends.

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