Take Your Soul To Work: Day 7 – Trust

“There are two types of followers: those whose first instinct is to trust others and then be proven wrong, and those who distrust others and must be proven wrong. Leaders must convince both types of followers to trust them. Trust is the most important and fragile of commodities among human beings. We need to trust leaders, believe that they are credible, reliable and fair. Break that trust, and it will be very difficult to recapture. Not impossible, just much harder.

Followers resent leaders they cannot trust, waiting for confirmation of their suspicions and receiving it. Ernest Hemingway once wrote this: “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” Otherwise you will never know.

Sometimes people withhold trust because they have been badly scarred before, and here Hemingway’s wisdom comes back at us again. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” When we can be strong in our broken places, we can begin to trust people until we are proven wrong. Let trust be the default.”


Do people trust you? How would you know?

Day 8 – Praise

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