WORKING BETTER TOGETHER: LEADERSHIP SERIES
The Trust Equation
When people are working together, trust is always at play. People who trust are more willing to take risks, to share information, to help each other succeed.
When we ask participants in a workshop if they know what trust means, the response is always, “Of course.” When we begin to delve deeper, they are often surprised to discover that what it means to one may be quite different than what it means to another. The only thing predictable about the discussions and exercises that follow is their unpredictability.
Unintentionally or not, we all have the potential to break trust… through misunderstanding, mistaken priorities, inability to deliver or competing values. Minor hurts become major; serious breaches damage both personal and organizational well-being.
In The Trust Equation, we guide people through the complexities of trust, who and why we trust, how we feel when trust has been broken, and how our beliefs about trust can vary significantly even when we think we’re all on the same page.
We explore those beliefs through discussion, exercises and reflective practice and introduce new ideas with practical application. How do we measure trust and betrayal? How do we build (or rebuild) trust? What does this mean for day to day life and how we work together? The Trust Equation provides a path to helping people build more trusting and trustworthy working relationships.
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"I have worked with Dan and Barb in many capacities; across the bargaining table, in the back rooms and, more recently, in front of audiences interested in labour-management co-operation. I can say, without hesitation, that they offer a combination of experience and expertise that will enhance the learning of anyone participating in one of their seminars. They are true professionals and I highly recommend them."