If you want to accomplish more and improve outcomes in virtually every area of life and business, the goal is clear—build better relationships. How do you do that? In a word: Trust. Give others reasons to trust you and ensure your trust in others is valid.
Relationships are the cornerstone to success in our personal and professional lives. They are the channel by which we accomplish great things and experience meaning. Innovation, growth, change, restoration, transformation—all occur through trusted relationships. We don’t succeed on our own, and neither does a business.
In an ever-changing world, trust is so vital it could almost be considered a form of currency. While you may not be able to trade it on the open market, it clearly has value. Too often we assume that trust exists, or that people will implicitly trust us when, in fact, trust must be cultivated, earned, repaired, and restored when needed.