Remember that game where one person falls backward and other people catch them? Its called the trust game. It serves to illustrate a point about the need for trusting other people.
Its also hilarious when it goes wrong.
Trust is the currency of relationships. Not dollars or presents or anything material. Trust has a validity all its own.
The article for today, from Harvard Business Review, discusses the three main elements of trust and how trust works.
I had this experience today where I needed to raise some potentially critical issues to senior leadership. Had I not had a relationship of trust, cultivated over time, my news might have been met with skepticism. In the end, I was thanked for my efforts.
If you’ve ever been thanked for being the bearer of bad news, mark one in your W column. Your trust game is on point.