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A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity– Dalai Lama

How many of the following ten “trust” danger signs are present in your organization?

  1. Passion is missing and so is the boss
  2. Bureaucracy is increasing as is the compliance staff
  3. Closed doors have become the norm, as well as the conversations behind them
  4. Decisions take forever
  5. Employees are disengaged and turnover is increasing
  6. There is more talk and less listening
  7. Nobody ever fails, a sign of little to no innovation
  8. Empathy and kindness are rarities
  9. Transparency has taken a back seat to secrecy
  10. The “giving” has stopped and the day of the “free turkey” is over


The business case for trust  has been made. Beware of the “trust” danger signs and address them before distrust becomes the norm.

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 and the Executive Editor of TRUST! Magazine. In 2012 Barbara was named “One of 25 Women Changing the World” by Good Business International.

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