Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Should people trust you?
Anita Bruzzese, Gannett, says sure people may not trust Congress, but they also may not trust YOU.
A Gallup survey shows that only 30% of 100 million full-time employees are fully engaged--and this may be because they don't trust the organization.
Don't trust it to be loyal to them.
Don't trust it to do good while doing well.
What diminishes trust--in a company and in a person? First, says Nan Russell, author of Trust Inc, piling on the hype destroys trust. Don't over promise and under deliver.
Loudly countermanding people--you don't trust them, clearly. This breeds distrust of you.
Spending too much time blaming or covering your rear is bad. So is being a glory hog.
Making personal attacks on others also destroys trust.
And you know another one I have discovered by being on the internet--peppering your comments with the f-bomb and other gutter words--this makes me trust you less and it's disgusting. If you want to be snarky or disdainful, find a more imaginative way to do it.
Back in the day, we did not trust anyone over 30. Still not bad advice--or under 30.