Dr. Scout Cloud Lee
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THE TRUST FACTOR: From Hero to Zero

Is it really fair to say, “I don’t trust that person”?  Is it the total person that we choose to deny our trust?  Or is it that we don’t trust certain behaviors the person displays?  Said differently, we have learned to actually TRUST that person to consistently behave in certain specific ways, ways that may or may not serve our best practices or desired behaviors. Learning to TRUST people to “show up being themselves” requires much more of us as leaders than a blatant choice of “not trusting”.  It requires that we assess all that we see, hear and experience and harvest the garden of others for behaviors that are useful for the whole of our teams, or those behaviors that will infect our team’s productivity and attitude.  In other words, THE TRUST FACTOR allows us to TRUST everyone to be exactly who they are!