Are You Trustworthy?
Trust is a familiar concept and is often discussed as an essential component of effective working teams.
We talk about “trusting environments” and “trust-building exercises.” In fact, trust is present in almost everything we do in our jobs, from working collaboratively within teams to the relationships we have with our clients, vendors, and consultants.
We encourage you to think beyond the basic definition of trust and look closely at three distinct components that make you trustworthy.
Sincerity - A person has the capacity to be honest in their intention and communication. It also suggests that what someone says has validity or credibility that is backed by evidence or sound thinking. We can trust what they say.
Reliability – When someone is reliable, we can be confident that she will meet the commitments she made. She will keep her promises. We can trust that she will do what she says she will do.