3 Tips for Trust

Published on Nov 18, 2015

Relationships thrive when trust is strong. But how do we build it in the first instance, and then recover it if we’ve lost it?

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3 Tips for Trust

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Relationships

thrive when trust is strong.
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But how do we build it...

in the first instance, and then recover it if we’ve lost it?
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1. Keep

Your Promises
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Our wedding vows

have explicit and implicit promises

Fidelity

is an explicit and obvious one

Kindness, Courtesy

are implicit in 'to love and honour'
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Care, Thoughtfulness

are implicit in 'in sickness and in health'
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Financial Responsibility

is implicit in 'for richer for poorer'
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Small Breaches

in implicit promises accumulate to have big impact
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Keep your promises

  • When making a promise, be explicit 
  • Don’t make promises you can’t keep 
  • Commit to following through

2. Speak the truth

in love

Lying

trains the other to distrust our word
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Speak the truth in love

  • Speak honestly - and kindly!
  • Admit your limitations
  • Volunteer information
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3. Apologise

for stuff ups
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Undo the damage

when we stuff up with an apology
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Apology

  • Accept responsibility
  • Avoid making excuses
  • Make reparative action

Three strategies for building trust

Keep your promises, Speak the truth, Apologise
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