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Did you watch the Olympiad rowing races? We were just talking with a client whose son was at one time an Olympic rowing hopeful.
When he competed at the national level, he had to earn his spot on the team not by how well he performed, but by how well the crew performed when he was a part of it.
Olympic rowing crews have eight athletes who’re nearly identical. Raw skill, talent, physical strength – there’s not much difference among them.
The competitions are 1.24 miles. The margin by which those races are won or lost?
What do you suppose allows the winning boat to pull ahead?
Rhythm. Chemistry. Teamwork.
Technical skill? Tenacity? Strength? Not enough. Olympic rowers make the cut by tuning in to how their individual efforts contribute to – or get in the way of – the team’s objective. By being empathetic.
By caring more about the boat than themselves.
Does this sound like your team? Or is your team not that in sync – yet?
Your team can develop this level – a world class level – of teamwork. Working with other people fluidly, collaboratively, trustingly is a skill. An acquirable skill. A skill you can lead the people in your team to acquire – through working this week’s Trust Tip:
Helping people learn new skills is a behavior that builds Trust of Capability. You can use this Tip to support people to develop a range of new skills. In my experience, the skill people need the most support to master is building and sustaining high trust, highly collaborative relationships that produce results.
This Tip will help you take a step to master that skill…and help others take a step to master it, as well.
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Yours in trust,
Dennis Reina, PhD
Do you consistently ‘nail’ every conversation you have at work?
After talking to you, do people always, without fail, walk away with…
Ever experienced doubt about the level of trust you’ve built at work?
Do you wonder where you stand? Not just with your boss, but with other key people?
Unsettling, isn’t it?
You’re not alone.
You want to be a leader who thrives. You can’t thrive if people don’t trust you.
Handing over the reigns.
Letting other people take control.
Encouraging them to call the shots.
Easier said than done, right? Especially when the stakes have gotten so high, the margins so slim, and the competition so fierce.
The manager who took his manufacturing plant from lowest to highest producer nationwide within 18 months.
The VP of Finance who increased engagement by 25% and got a faltering $30 million initiative back on track.
The Nursing Director of a renowned research hospital who spearheaded a controversial, hardline “no gossip” policy…and saw employee and patient satisfaction scores increase by double digits.
The team leader who stepped away from a meeting to call his wife, and ended up having the best conversation he’d had in 10 years.
What do these people have in common?
They know their success and satisfaction – both in business and in life – depends on trust. They know trusting relationships are built by making certain choices. Specifically, choices around how they show up in their relationships with other people.
In other words, their behavior.
Are you willing to make different choices about your behavior? Choices guaranteed to build trust in your ability to lead, both at work and outside of work?
After all, you don’t need direct reports to be a leader. You’re already accountable – to yourself. You lead your own life, right?
My partner Michelle and I built a new tool for you. It’s an online trust quiz, it’s free to use, and it only takes 60 seconds. Can a 60 second quiz actually help you become a stronger leader…both of others, and of yourself?
We’ll be straight with you: building and sustaining trust is hard work. It’s not a one-and-done, plug-and-play exercise. To become a high trust leader – a high trust person – you’ve got to work at it. We all do.
But that’s what leadership’s all about, right? Working at it. If you agree, you’re in the right place, because we‘re here to support you.
We built this quiz for you – to help you take on trust, build trust, and sustain trust in the relationships you most value.
The quiz is scientifically proven. It’s actually a thumbnail sketch version of our statistically reliable valid and assessments, which are backed by 25 years of trust-focused research and global application.
Take the quiz. It’s free, and it only takes a minute – literally.
You’ll learn key behaviors you already practice to build trust. You’ll learn how to do more of what you’re already doing right!
And, you’ll learn where you can make stronger choices in how you behave. You’ll discover where to devote your focus, energy, and attention.
You’ll come away with scientifically proven tips, steps, and tools to dig in and take trust in your leadership to the next level. You can’t find these resources anywhere else. Why?
Because we’re the only trust experts around who’ve devoted our entire professional lives to trust building.
Take the quiz. Invest 60 seconds. Learn what you can do to truly connect with and bring out the best in other people…and in yourself.
Yours in trust,
How do people develop into transformational leaders? Is it through coaching? Training? Educating?
According to Bank of Maroda Chairman Ravi Venkatesan in his insightful piece Building leadership: Unleash the disrupters, it’s none of those things: