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Winning AND Losing TRUST!

Let's talk about TRUST. 

People often say "Trust me" ... but it is actions that build trust, not words.

I saw a very clever animated cartoon, from RSA Animate, illustrating The Truth About Dishonesty!

Research apparently suggests that we humans have an amazing capacity to rationalise … which allows us to do “bad” things, but not think badly of ourselves for doing them!  

I was particularly intrigued by the parent scolding their child for stealing a pencil from a schoolmate … when all they had to do was ask and the parent would bring pencils home from work!!! 

Watch the video, it is worth the investment of time.

The big problem with rationalising your actions is that:

(a) sooner or later you will “trip up” and blow someone’s TRUST; or even worse

(b) you will rationalise “bigger” things … and the lines get even more blurred, and the example given was the bank lending debacle.

We learn as children that TRUST is earned through hard work and lost easily! 

I recently saw this quote, “I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and it only takes suspicion, not even proof, to destroy it.”

How much do you value the TRUST that others place in you?

How easily do you TRUST? 

What would you do to protect that TRUST? 

What would you do to put that TRUST at risk?

"The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”

Ernest Hemingway

Kevin Dee is the founder of Eagle (a Professional Staffing Company)

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I write these articles with the intent of sharing MY experience and knowledge gained during MY life journey. From the 16 year old joining the Royal Navy, through many incarnations, to the grey haired guy who built a business. If you find a nugget here, then I am happy. If the message offends you then I apologise, that was never my intent. I know and recognize there are many people and groups who have a far bigger challenge than I have had and I only wish you well.