Leaders Know Credibility is Driven by Behavior

For context, let’s review Covey’s Five Waves of Trust.1. Self trust2. Relationship trust3. Organizational trust4. Market trust5. Societal trust This post goes further in depth on the importance of the first wave. The first wave of trust: Self Trust Self Trust, with a focus on inspiring confidence and building credibility, is the foundation of trust. … Read more

Behavior, Credibility, and the Wrong Kinds of Trust

I am often guilty of the wrong kind of trust. When I first saw Covey’s matrix (pictured above), I felt some discomfort. My propensity to trust is rather high, and my faith in humanity is so unconditional that my commitment to analysis is low. So, according to the matrix, my high propensity to trust coupled … Read more

Credibility Gaps: Leaders Know the Waves of Trust

Picture the ripple effect of throwing a stone into a calm pond. The waves get larger and cover more surface as they expand. Think of trust-building in this way. Stephen M. R. Covey says, “As trust is manifest in each successive wave, the effect of trust becomes cumulative and exponential.” Below, in order, are the … Read more

Leaders Invest in Trust

I’ve written a lot about the role of “vulnerability-based trust” in cohesive teams. Patrick Lencioni explored the concept of vulnerability-based trust as a critical foundation for teams. Read more about Lencioni’s model here, here, and here. Trust is multi-faceted. Although I adore Patrick Lencioni’s model, there is another way of looking at trust. The concepts … Read more