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What does it take to build trust? Do we even really know what trust means? There’s a lot that goes into truly understanding the idea of trust and today’s guest is an absolute expert on the subject. He studied it, wrote his thesis on it, has written a book about it, and has now dedicated his business and life’s work to building trust.
Darryl Stickel is the author of Building Trust: Exceptional Leadership in an Uncertain World and the founder of Trust Unlimited. Through Trust Unlimited, Darryl teaches leaders how to find and use their most powerful tool. A tool that is always in a leader’s control, how to effectively build trust in their relationships. In this episode with Darryl, we discuss what it takes to build trust, how fragile it can be, and how easy it is to break it. He shares how to be in a place where you can be trusted and can trust others.
In a world where we are seeking and hoping we can trust our world leaders, this conversation is very timely.
What We Talked About in This Episode:
- Darryl’s Background, Upbringing, and Interest in the Idea of Trust
- Why Trust is an Important Topic
- What If There Were No Villains?
- How Trust Actually Works
- The Definition of Trust
- Practical Steps to Take to Build Trust
- Understanding Trusting Contexts
- Having a Shared Understanding in a Team
- Resetting Emotional States
- Short Term Problems that Can be Resolved with Trust
- How Trust Differentiates Us
- Darryl’s Book Recommendation and Daily Rituals
About Our Guest:
Darryl holds a Ph.D. in Business from Duke University and completed his doctoral thesis on building trust in hostile environments. Upon completing his studies Darryl served as a consultant for Mckinsey & Company prior to founding his own consulting firm, Trust Unlimited. As the founder of Trust Unlimited he has advised organizations and individuals on what trust is, how it works, and how to build it. The experience of helping organizations actually solve trust problems has provided a blend of deep theoretical knowledge and practical applied experience. Darryl has worked with a broad range of organizations over the past 15 years with Trust Unlimited. Darryl serves as a coach and advisor for CEO’s and other senior executives across a broad range of organizations and industries. He helps senior executives with business related issues but also helps them focus on the people problems that can be among the most challenging they face.
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Links and Resources:
- Trust Unlimited Website
- Building Trust: Exceptional Leadership in an Uncertain World by Darryl Stickel
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