8
Jun
Rhino Foods and a Culture of Trust
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We enjoyed sharing the story of #trustworthy#leader Ted Castle from Rhino Foods, Inc. today for the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking and how he has built a #cultureoftrust.

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8
Jun
Honor Diversity Through Strengths
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We had a great discussion recently about using your strengths at work. As we moved from understanding your own strengths to understanding your colleagues’ strengths, one person said, “this exercise helps me to better honor what each team member brings to the team.” Know your strengths That is such a great way to think about […]

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28
May
Build Trust Before a Crisis
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We started our research on trust in and between organizations during the end of 1980s and beginning of the 1990s. This was a time when many U.S. firms in a number of industries were downsizing significantly in response to competition from Japanese firms. One of our biggest insights came from an automotive industry leader whom […]

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21
May
Best questions for an informational interview
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We encourage our students (and other job seekers) to start with informational interviews before they start their job search. This can help by giving you inside information about a company and/or a career that you would not otherwise know. There are many alumni from your school who would love to give you a few minutes […]

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20
May
New name, same folks
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You might have noticed that our name has changed to The Center for Trustworthy Leadership. This is really what we have been doing for the past 25+ years, so we decided to make it a permanent change. To us, it implies what we already do: research, training, coaching and consulting–using what we learn in our […]

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6
May
Start your job hunt during college
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As business school professors, we spend some of our time (ok, a lot of our time!) helping our students and alums find jobs. We love working with our Career Services folks, but they are often overwhelmed with so many people to help. The first way we can help our students is to let them know […]

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19
Apr
Radio Shack was just bested, or rather, “worsted” by Bird
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We thought Radio Shack was bad: firing 400 people by email. No, it’s been outdone by another company. Bird recently fired its employees by webinar. Employees were told to login to hear a company update. Instead, all they heard was static and what they thought was a pre-recorded message, ending with their termination. Since then, […]

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25
Mar
Leading by example
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My business comm students just submitted their papers about a leader they know who inspires trust. The goal of this paper is to talk about a leader they admire while perfecting their writing skills. One thing I noticed in grading these papers is that the leaders my students talk about are not who you would […]

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20
Feb
Trustworthy Teamwork
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As we are interviewing leaders for the second edition of our book, we are noticing one troubling trend: team members not having each others’ backs. There are several ways we heard this play out: 1) One leader shared that a previously trusted team member suddenly decided to trust someone else’s word over hers about a […]

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21
Jan
Leaders DO for others
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One of the quotes that stood out for us yesterday was MLK Jr.’s quote “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?“ As we are interviewing leaders for the second edition of our book, this is a common theme we are noticing: trustworthy leaders are intentional about mentoring and developing […]

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