Are you a trustworthy captain steering a trustworthy ship?
That’s the question we have been asking for the past few months via an online survey that we are calling the Leader’s Project. It’s purpose is to bring focus and context to what is meant by trustworthy leadership and the resulting organizational trust.
These are some tough questions, but we guarantee that just reading them will provide plenty of food for thought and perhaps a new path forward for all leaders who understand the importance of placing trust at the top of the agenda.
If you are brave enough to tell your story, we want to hear it. In fact, one CEO who has taken the test will be featured in the first edition of TRUST! The Magazine scheduled for publication in October.
Visit the link for the full questionnaire. This is a sampling of the questions it contains.
- SUCCESS: What role does trust play in ensuring the success of your organization?
- COSTS: What are the costs/implications of not having a high level of trust in your organization? (200 words max)
- COLLABORATION: How do you transform a siloed, reactive, heroic leadership culture to one that is trust-based, team-focused, and collaborative? (200 words max)
- CULTURE: What values, principles or beliefs does your organization follow that are essential to building a foundation of trust? (200 words max)
- LEADERSHIP: Which do you consider your “Best Practice” in trustworthy business behavior– the strategy that separates you from your competitors? (200 words max)
At a minimum, spend just a few minutes thinking about the questions above, or complete our full survey and share your best practices so others can learn from them.
Barbara Brooks Kimmel is the Executive Director of Trust Across America-Trust Around the World whose mission is to help organizations build trust. She is also the editor of the award winning TRUST INC. book series. In 2012 Barbara was named “One of 25 Women Changing the World” by Good Business International.
Should you wish to communicate directly with Barbara, drop her a note at Barbara@trustacrossamerica.com
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