“Without an ending, we don’t have the space to create something new.” The end of an era! In this special “end-isode,” Kari and Paul look back not only on this season in which we’ve explored trust, but on the past one-and-half years of Leadership… Read More.
“Acceptance is not tolerance; it’s not saying it’s okay; it’s not resisting; it’s not saying ‘it should be another way but I guess it’s this way’; rather, it’s simply allowing what happened to be the way it is. For the rest of your life… Read More.
“Violations can be used as an opportunity towards personal growth and leadership.” When we think of a “betrayal,” we often think of an earth-shattering, personally-devastating, stabbed-in-the-back sort of deception. But betrayals come in all shapes and sizes. And failure to acknowledge and deal with… Read More.
“One of the things we should do in any interaction is picture who is going to do what and by when. And if we can’t picture that, we’ve got to ask the question and get clear.” How often do we think we are on… Read More.
“Moods predispose us to the actions we take; they color the way we see others and the way we tune into the world.” Moods are everywhere! We are always in one mood or another. In a way, they are the background tone of our… Read More.
“Understanding the anatomy of trust allows you to diagnose where it’s missing, and take a big statement like ‘I can’t trust this person’ to a much narrower scope, that you can actually take action around, in the form of a conversation.” We often think… Read More.
“So often we identify with our beliefs and strongly held opinions. We’re not even consciously aware of what’s driving our distrust or aggravation. We can increase our awareness by asking, ‘What do I really care about in this situation?’” Whenever we get stuck in… Read More.
“One of the core strategies for building trust is giving and receiving negative assessments. And for many of us, that alone occurs as a threat.” Feedback. Many of us cringe at even the thought of giving it—let alone receiving it. But navigating feedback is… Read More.
“When everyone is faking trust, it wears on the capacity, productivity, effectiveness, enjoyment of the entire organization.” “Fake it till you make it.” That’s advice we often hear for how to step up our game at work. But as it turns out, when it… Read More.
“When I have a mood of distrust, my actions become consistent with not trusting. That is the lens through which I see everything.” Distrust often starts innocuously enough. A bit of gossip. A smidge of dissent. But as the saying goes, “When it rains,… Read More.