The more conversations I have with clients, family and friends, the more I’m thinking about trust these days. Seems there’s precious little trust actually being experienced in work places and homes. Let’s start by defining trust.
My online dictionary states that trust as a verb means: to believe in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of something or someone.
Conversely, the same dictionary defines distrust this way: to doubt the honesty or reliability of; regard with suspicion.
My experience confirms that people know quickly whether they are trusted or distrusted; whether their supervisor believes in their strengths or regards them with suspicion. People know when their leader hovers, limits, takes back a responsibility or removes authority.