Build Trust on Your Team

Simon Sinek, thought leader around purpose and trust, asks this question:

“You can choose between two babysitters.  One is 16 and you’ve known your whole life as a good girl.  The other is 35, has an impeccable resume, is a stranger and has just moved to town – who do you choose to look after the most important thing you have in the world – your child?”

You choose the 16 year old!  This is the power of trust and it’s no different in our businesses.  Trust is the critical component to building team.  I’m not talking about basic integrity – I’m assuming you’re not stealing each other’s wallets.

Trust means:

  • You are honest about your weaknesses
  • You are prepared to be vulnerable with your co-workers
  • You own and acknowledge areas that you need growth in

Trust on teams can be built.  It’s like marriage – the grass isn’t greener on the other side of the fence, it’s greener where you water it.

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