The success of a business – or a relationship – depends on trust. In the business world, trust leads to higher morale, increased retention of good people, better results & and a healthier bottom line.

On this edition of Connecting Faith, we learn about The Trust Edge with author, entrepreneur, and professor David Horsager.  He offers eight core pillars that build trust – on a personal level, in our workplaces and churches, and at the highest levels of government.

David explains how growing up on a farm helped instill the importance of trust in him from an early age. He says that life, along with the influence of his great family & his faith, has shaped him into the person he is today.

So many of the problems that arise in our relationships with others boil down to trust issues. David offers two fundamental beliefs about trust:

1. A lack of trust is your biggest expense – whether that’s in the context of a business or a relationship.

2. There is a way to rebuild trust.

You first create trust on the basis of showing yourself trustworthy. When a person breaks your trust, you can still love them. Yet trust is a very difficult proposition to rebuild, involving displaying once again that you can keep your commitments.

We hear the 8 pillars of trust:

•  Clarity
•  Compassion
•  Character
•  Competency
•  Commitment
•  Connection
•  Contribution
•  Consistency

“Whatever you do consistently for the good or for the bad is what you can be trusted for….” – David

Many times, David believes, we don’t trust others because we don’t trust ourselves.

We move along to a discussion of getting things done. We hear a recommendation to actively prioritize the things on our plate – even assigning a numbered order to the things we most want to accomplish.

We ought to be asking ourselves:

“What is the most important thing I can do today to move the key priorities forward?”

Highlight: Rebuilding trust

Gaining the trust edge

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