Tag Archive for: Trust

29
Jan

There’s a great article in today’s Wall Street Journal about a group of 40-something men who have been playing a game of tag with each other for the past 23 years: The game they play is fundamentally the same as the schoolyard version: One player is “It” until he tags someone else. But men in […]

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24
Jun

A new study shows that consumers trust feelings as information when making purchase decisions.  This means that instead of trusting facts, we sometimes trust the way that we feel, instead.  I studied this concept with Dr. Larry Sanna at UNC-CH in my doctoral program, so I was intrigued to read this study. For instance, if […]

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15
May

Richard Leader, CFA, writing in the Houston Chronicle, had this to say about the trust and the economy: Central to financial markets around the world is the issue of trust.  Trust enables people to do business with each other.  Lack of trust causes economic stagnation.  Lots of different things have contributed to this mess we […]

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27
Mar

Professor Tsedal Neeley of the Harvard Business School recently blogged about important moments that global teams all need to have to develop the necessary cohesion and perform at the highest levels. Global teams face the challenge of having to operate with limited face-to-face contact and across vast distances, time zones, language backgrounds, and contexts, as […]

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29
Feb

I recently needed to do a large-volume color printing job for a leadership development program I was conducting that would have taken too long to do on my HP CP1525NW color laser printer. and in any case also had to be spiral/coil bound.  I checked prices online, and determined that I could get the price down […]

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19
Jan

My blog post title may reflect my age, but for us Boomers, Kodak really was the first Facebook.  We trusted Kodak with our precious film, and it magically turned it into keepsakes we could share with anyone around the world, albeit at the speed of an aircraft and not light.  Karen’s family took (and still […]

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14
Jan

We are thrilled to introduce you to our newest ROCC Star leader, Sheldon Yellen, CEO of Belfor Holdings, Inc.,, the $1.5 billion property restoration company.  Sheldon and Belfor are profiled extensively in our forthcoming book, Becoming a Trustworthy Leader:  Psychology and Practice, to be published later this year by Routledge Press.  Of course, for some […]

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19
Dec

How many friends do you really have, and where are these friends?  This recent article by Ned Potter of ABC News indicated some trends and research findings that I find disturbing: We may “friend” more people on Facebook, but we have fewer real friends– the kind who would help us out in tough times, listen sympathetically no […]

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3
Oct

The September 24, 2011 edition of The Economist reports these survey results from LRN: It found that 43% of those surveyed described their company’s culture as based on command-and-control, top-down management or leadership by coercion—what Mr Seidman calls “blind obedience”. The largest category, 54%, saw their employer’s culture as top-down, but with skilled leadership, lots […]

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23
Sep

For decades, management scholars and consultants have debated whether building trust in an organization runs counter to exercising greater control over employees.  Certainly, using formal tools such as monitoring employees’ behavior and communications makes it harder to earn their trust, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all forms of control are inherently trust-inhibiting or trust-violating. […]

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