The Edelman Trust Barometer is an annual questionaire that is given to people from around the world to gauge what they think the big issues are as far as business goes.
This is an interesting exercise with some valuable insights. Self-reflection is more effective when coupled with realistic and constructive feedback compared with the stories that we tell ourselves.
So my thoughts centre around the personal areas of management. That is
- How do we know that people trust us?
- What behaviors do we exhibit that show that we are trustworthy?
- If you were someone else would you trust you? If not - why not?
Trust is a huge issue. The simple fact of being alive means that you are trusting people. Managing people, business or others wants and desires is no small matter.