Trust – A Competitive Advantage for a Business Family
Trust can be the foundation for positive relationships and growth.
Lack of Trust can be the wedge that divides family, business, and relationships.
Once trust is lost or broken, it is difficult to gain or rebuild.
It takes trust to build trust: a ‘counter-intuitive’ thought.
When pushed for details as to why there is not a feeling of “trust” it is often difficult for an individual to really articulate their feeling, but the feeling is definitely present. The foundation of mistrust is often a sense of misaligned expectations. If we define trust as the reliance and confidence in the other individual to meet our expectations, the expectations must be communicated and understood, explicitly and implicitly.
To build a solid trusting relationship requires Time, Intentionality, and Proximity.
Remember the ‘TIP’.