About Trust: A Forever Work in Progress

How Important is Trust?

There are three primary dimensions of trust: Competency, Character and Connection.
  • President
  • Congress
  • Senate
  • Federal government
  • State governments
  • Local governments
  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Educators
  • Big corporations
  • Media
  • Polsters
  • Other traditional sources of information
  • Unions
  • History
  • Sciences
  • Scientists
  • Charities
  • Institutional religions, and
  • Global organizations, like the World Health Organization and / or the United Nations.

An Optimistic Light Shines Ahead

We can start by acknowledging our own faults and approach reversing this challenge with humility and grace.

We can start by accepting every one of us is a bit of a mess, while at the same time appreciating how wonderful life truly can and should be, and how we are all in this together.

We have the insights, the tools, the competencies, the resources, the values and the disciplines required to reverse this trend and move through this time to a better tomorrow.

A final comment as I conclude Part One…

Executive Summary

  • Trust is probably the most valuable asset we hold as a person, a group, a tribe, a company, a community, a state and a nation.
  • We’re social creatures, yet it’s very hard to be social without trust.
  • We live in a world filled with individuals with trust issues, yet most of us ignore it.
  • Trust is the ultimate forever work in progress.
  • We have the insights, the tools, the competencies, the resources, the values and the disciplines required to reverse this trend and move through this time to a better tomorrow.
  • As individuals, we are capable of taking action to reverse the trend, one person, one family, one team, one group, one community, one company, one state, one nation at a time.

Action Steps

We can start to restore trust by:

  • Acknowledging our own faults and approach reversing out trust challenge with humility and grace;
  • Admitting our mistakes and acknowledging our shortcomings;
  • Accepting every one of us is imperfect and evolving;
  • Only making promises we genuinely intend to keep;
  • Working first on ourselves and leading by example;
  • Focusing on becoming better and better versions of the best versions of ourselves.

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Mark Abbott, founder and visionary at Ninety.io, is a sought-after business leader, writer and executive team coach. Follow him at https://abbott.work

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Mark Abbott, founder and visionary at Ninety.io, is a sought-after business leader, writer and executive team coach. Follow him at https://abbott.work

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