Earn Trust

A recent Harvey Mackay article in the Minneapolis paper shared how to earn the trust of your bosses and co-workers. In fact, it was much more than that. It was a simple, elegant checklist for being intentional as a person, for earning the trust of everyone in your life, business and personal.

The list is easy to dismiss as “common sense,” “too simple,” and/or “of course I do these things.” That was my reaction until I did a reality check. It turned out to be a mini wake-up call.

Here’s the list:

  • Arrive on time consistently
  • Dress appropriately
  • Introduce yourself effectively
  • Remember names
  • Stay organized
  • Use e-mail professionally
  • Share the credit generously
  • Talk to your boss
  • Volunteer
  • Go above and beyond
  • Don’t give up
  • Network
  • Keep learning

I came up short on more than a couple. You might also. Give it some thought.

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