Trust is such a fragile thing. One knows that to be trusted is to trust. But what if you give trust – and it is not reciprocated. Is it a one off, can never ever be regained? Does trust need to be earned back, or proved? Isn’t this a contradiction in terms.
Jim Collins told us that values are the essence of great businesses. But trust throughout business is the basis for all values. No one can be in business, or lead a successful business if they don’t trust those around them. If there are caveats on that trust then surely by definition it is not trust.
The basic premise of family is trust and shared values. Communities are founded on trust… by very nature it is about give and take. But really do we trust those governing the country. I understand that politicians are considered one of the most un-trusted professions of our community (next to real estate agents according to one study). What can be done to rebuild our faith in the leadership of Australia – at all levels of government? How can leaders build our trust on both a business and personal level. Input please.