..but it’s essential for individual well-being and healthy, winning organisations.
The recent Serious Business 2014 conference in New Orleans was entitled Trust Me? Penelope Tobin’s keynote presentation featured her on piano, accompanied by New Orleans jazz musicians from the renowned group Astral Project. Together they told the story of jazz-leadership, played out ideas from The Jazz of Business, and featured the importance of trust.
The group itself is an example of trust; the musicians from Astral Project have worked together for over 30 years. You don’t get that kind of longevity without trust.
Imagine a different scenario.
Imagine if the saxophonist couldn’t trust the drummer to keep the beat, to create a solid foundation for the organisation.
Or if the drummer couldn’t trust the bass player to support him when he ‘spoke’.
Or if the bass player didn’t trust himself, his confidence eroded by the saxophonist not listening to him.
They wouldn’t have lasted 30 days, let alone 30 years.
These trust issues are rife in many organisations. Yet their leaders often wonder why performance is poor.
Want to improve trust in your organisation?
Step 1. Trust yourself.
Step 2. Always behave in ways that mean another’s decision to trust you will be validated.
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