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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Truth: Post #3--Basics

The Basics: Trust is about competing interests between you and another and being able to predict what someone (even you) will do in the future. We need to trust to achieve more together than we ever could alone—we prosper when we collaborate.  Being trustworthy isn’t etched in stone; rather it’s subject to timing, risks, and circumstances—often invisible to us. Trust is both situational and temporal—tradeoffs between now and the future. The question is, will someone cheat you in the moment for immediate gain or remain trustworthy for long-term gain? We even do this with ourselves—believing that we will be better in the future than in the present (I’ll start my diet on Monday). Self-regulation stands at the center of trust. Two factors of trust are integrity and competence.

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