I’m convinced that great teams are impossible to build and keep without trust. Trust is not something you can purchase, manufacture, or demand. It is a value that is modeled and built over time. You already know this . . . at least in your head, but do you understand what it takes to get there? I can give you a suggestion on where to begin. Patrick Lencioni’s book, “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” and the associated field guide, “Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team“. If you lead any team at all, these books should be in your bookcase and on your mind.
Consider this team of young men and what they have accomplished together. I can’t even begin to imagine the number of hours they spent together. It seems clear that there certainly is a high degree of trust – at least in relationship to this presentation! (Note: I recommend you watch in full screen.) Enjoy!