Darryl Stickel was recently interviewed on the podcast Positive Turbulence where he shares a formula for building trust.
Welcome to the Positive Turbulence Podcast: Stories from the Periphery here, we journey to the edge to talk to turbulators about their experiences creating positive change. Hi, I’m Rob Brodnick.
And I’m Karyn Zuidinga in sharing these stories, these perspectives on innovation, creativity, change, and leadership. We hope to generate some positive turbulence for you.
Consider for a moment the importance of trust. Trust plays out in public ways like in the growing political divide, racism and the environment. It also plays out in personal ways like your relationships, your work, how you get along in your community. Trust is critical to effective leadership, flowing, creativity, change management and innovation.
Yet few of us spend much time thinking about it. We take a passive and binary approach. It’s there or not there when it’s there, things just work and we kind of take it for granted that it will always be there. When trust’s not there or we experience betrayal things fall apart and we throw up our hands and we say there was never trust there to begin with.
I’m really excited to introduce you to Darryl Stickle, founder of Trust Unlimited who has cracked the code on how to build and maintain trust. He’s the rare academic who not only has a big breakthrough in his field, but also has developed a highly practical model. He’s applied this model in war zones, in business settings and with families all with great success. I don’t know exactly what picture that paints in your head. But I’m pretty sure you’re not thinking about someone who is legally blind named his dog Drake, because he’s a philosopher who can’t sing, and grew up in a small Northern town in British Columbia.
Darryl offers us the gift of how to better build and nurture trust. Our conversation with him dives into how vulnerability, uncertainty and context play into creating or inhibiting trust. And he offers more than just a few solid insights along the way. I’m sure that even for those among you who are trust and vulnerability experts, there are one or two eye-openers here. There is even a hot tip for those of you looking to build trust in your personal relationships.
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Access the full podcast, The Calculus of Trust, on PositiveTurbulence.com.