By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy
Here’s an idea to infuse added trust in your relationships. Reading time: 2:47
Balancing each other on the SeeSaw, the two elementary school girls personified a key leadership skill: trusting each other. Completely.
With that well-secured bond of trust, each can soar to new heights with the reciprocal action of the other.
But without that bond of trust linking these partners, one can come quickly crashing down when the other simply steps off the SeeSaw and walks away. At the wrong time.
And does the other wrong.
That’s why the most trusting leaders always FIRST discern the consequences of their own actions on another. Then they project those behaviors on to themselves with a greater sense of emotional intelligence. Indeed the most trusting leaders FIRST see themselves in the other person’s shoes.
After all, it takes two to dance the Tango of Trust. What you give, you get. What you sow, you reap.
No wonder the most trusting leaders focus on seeing EYE-to-EYE with their trusted partners. They see EYE as an insightful acrostic standing for the three-legged stool upon which all trust sits:
E for Experience
E for an Experience that is shared between the two trusting parties. Together they have been battle tested. Together they have been successful, safe and secure. Together they have both trusted and proven trustworthy.
Together they enjoy a high degree of predictability with each other and a strong sense of compatibility. Together they have proven their accountability and their availability. And together these two trusting partners have earned a reputation for being there for each other 24/7. Fully connected.