01.2013 - Trust: STP for the Long Haul
When you are leading any change project, one ingredient, Trust, makes all the difference in terms of your ability to get people moving smoothly toward your goals. Trust -- the STP of organizational life!
If you think of your project as a car with lots of well-tooled moving parts, it's the one with regularly maintained high quality fluids that is likely to stand the test of time.
Without the right lubrication (Trust, Respect, Authenticity. etc.), change projects regularly buck, lurch and stall.
Start By Being Trustworthy
There is little value-add when you focus on how much you trust others.
Stay in the driver's seat by focusing on what you can do to increase others' being able to trust you. Take time to honestly assess your trustworthiness.