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Responding When We Distrust

At a recent trust workshop someone asked, “Why do I automatically withdraw, avoid or retreat when I don’t trust someone? I’ve always told myself it is the best way to deal with untrustworthy people, but now I’m wondering if there … Continue reading

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Same Words – Different Voices

The other day my publisher emailed me to say someone had contacted them alleging copyright infringement. The caller said he had been teaching people how to build trust for years and claimed that many passages in my book are identical … Continue reading

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Is Trustworthiness a Character or Behavior Issue?

A year and a half ago I posed this question in the LinkedIn Group Organization Development & Training Forum. It generated well over a hundred thoughtful comments in response. About a third of them expressed the belief that trustworthiness is … Continue reading

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Why do I retreat from people I don’t trust?

At a recent workshop I was leading someone asked, “Why do I withdraw, avoid or retreat when I don’t trust someone?” Here is what I told him. Distrust has powerful effect on our bodies and emotions. In fact, it triggers … Continue reading

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“You have a nasty character flaw!” Or How Not to Address a Trust Issue

“It’s part of his character. I just can’t ever really trust him and that’s all there is to it.” Anne is a corporate VP and she was talking about another VP in her company. What Anne was expressing is what … Continue reading

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What, he doesn’t trust me? Part 2

“Well, if he doesn’t trust me that’s his problem, isn’t it? I’m trustworthy. Ask anyone around here and they’ll tell you. He’s just being overly sensitive. I don’t need to apologize to him. In fact, he should apologize to me … Continue reading

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What, he doesn’t trust me?

“He doesn’t trust me? What’s wrong with him?” This is a very common initial reaction when we hear that someone doesn’t trust us. We are often stunned. After all, we see ourselves as completely trustworthy (in most cases). So, we … Continue reading

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