What does it mean to trust others?

In a trust fall, you trust their physical wherewithal.

You might trust a friend not to share your secrets. Or no to defriend you or laugh when you are vulnerable. We might even give to the relationship with trust that the person will be there when needed.

In an organization, trusting that someone will do something is entirely different. Especially when it’s your reputation or liability on the line.

Trust is build over time, but it cannot just be about trusting the other. We are responsible for setting others up for success when we are trusting them to accomplish something.

Were you clear?

Did you follow up appropriately early-on to make sure it was done right?

Are you providing the resources necessary to get it done?

And then, do you get out of the way when it’s time?

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