SEED TIP OF THE MONTH | DECEMBER

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In working with organizations of all sizes, missions and cultures, we often discover an opportunity to build trust.  SEED may be invited to design an evaluation plan, create a new data base, or lead a strategic planning process.  Any number of technical fixes may be presented as the need.  However, when we really listen to what’s “in the room,” the crux of the issue is often a lack of mutual trust.  So we like to start there.  As Jeffrey Pfeffer has said:

 

“It is almost impossible to implement high performance
work practices in the absence of mutual trust and respect.” 

 

Just what is trust and how can
we develop it? 

 

Trust is an emotion.

 

Trust is an opinion.

 

Trust is a skill.

 

All true, and here's the good

news:  trust can be developed—

assuming there is a will to do so.  

 

The will is essential, of course.  All parties have to have hope and a desire to improve the relationship. 

 

Essentially, to be in relationship and achieve common goals we need each other to be sincere, competent and reliable. Above all, we need to deliver on our promises to each other.  If a commitment cannot be met, we need to alert others in advance and negotiate a new agreement. 

 

With ability to establish shared understanding and shared agreements, all things are possible. The key is to live from agreement to agreement and fulfill our promises. 

 

In organizations, when trust is high it is easy to coordinate action. When trust is low, everything is difficult and much more time-consuming than it needs to be.  People give up and withdraw. This makes organizations less effective.   

 

PRACTICE.  Give your organization a gift this season. 
We recommend the gift of a new practice of
trust-building. 

 

If you have interest to try a new practice, email possibilities@seedimpact.org.  We will be
delighted to schedule a webinar and offer some
basic practices that you can share in
your organization. 

 

It is a deep form of love to offer others your utmost respect.  In turn, it is equally loving and a demonstration of integrity to do what you say you are going to do, with consistency.  While honoring the people you care about, you will also be building their trust in you.  

 

Tell us about your practice. Our team at SEED is delighted to learn with you!

 

NO TRUST
=
NO RELATIONSHIP

Tip of The Month – ARCHIVE

2017

April 2017 – Are We Dancing Yet?

March 2017 – What Is Going On Here and How Can We Work With It?

February 2017 –  Are We Listening for What Is Trying to Happen?

January 2017  Designing Your Own Website, Without A Designer

 

2016

December 2016 – Are We Facing Our Fears?

November 2016 – Have You Identified Your "Strategic Who?"

October 2016 – How Are You Watering Your Own Garden?

September 2016 – What Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation?

August 2016 – Shall We Dance?

July 2016 – Creating a Culture of Philanthropy

June 2016 – What Is Your Secret Sauce? 

May 2016 – Changing the World and Reporting It, One Butterfly at a Time

April 2016 – The Right Tool For The Right Job

March 2016 – Listening For What is Trying to Happen

February 2016 – How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

January 2016 – New Year. New Possibilities. Get On It. 

2015

December 2015 – Trust: A Gift that Keeps on Giving

November  2015 – A Team that Reflects Together ... Rocks

October 2015 – Are You Contributing from Your Sweet Spot?

September 2015 – What Did You Do on Your Summer Vacation?

August 2015 – Emptying the Page to Empty the Mind

July 2015 – Emptying the Mind for New Insights

June 2015 – What do we do when our beautiful plans get derailed?

May 2015 – Who will Bring Your Plans To Life?

April 2015 – Planning with the Magic of Kairos Time

March 2015 – Vision Infused-Planning

February 2015 – Bringing Our Visions to Life

January 2015 – Visioning: We'll See It When We Believe It

 

2014

December 2014 – Busting Out of the Habit of Critique

November 2014 – Enrolling Allies

October 2014 – Achieve Your Mission

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