Tag: Trust


From Cultural Capital, to Trust to focusing on Coaching and Mentoring

Initially, my professional line of leadership enquiry was how school leaders develop cultural capital, through promoting Character Education*, our Values and virtues within a school to staff, students and parents and our stakeholder community. At the same time, I had a developing interest in alternative models of leadership and complexity theory. You can position me…
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4 Apr ’19 0

Psychological Safety

Amy Edmondson, Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School and author of The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth has spent her career trying to answer that question. What she’s learned is that organisations that prioritize psychological safety do it best. This is a relatively short Curious Minds podcast…
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7 Feb ’19 3

300 words at a time

I can not tell you how long Dan Rockwell’s short posts have been appearing in my feed reader. It was before July 1st 2013, because that was the date Google officially put Google Reader out to pasture and he was with me back then. Dan’s output is incredible, even if you take into account that they…
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20 Aug ’18 0

Frei components of Trust

I want to talk to you about how to build and rebuild trust, because it’s my belief that trust is the foundation for everything we do. – Frances Frei Up until know, my professional interest in trust has been focused on building trust, as opposed to re-building trust (and I hope it will always be…
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21 May ’18 0

Oxytocin – trust chemical

The good news – experiments around the world have shown that humans are naturally inclined to trust others. The bad news, they don’t always. Back to the good news – neuroscience tells us that the amount of oxytocin we produce, predicts how trustworthy we are of others. Not only that, oxytocin increases a person’s empathy, a…
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12 May ’18 0

Compelling Leadership – part 3

With six of the ten key practices that engender trust between a leader and their staff reviewed, there are four to cover. How trusted are you as a leader? In this, the third instalment of my review Compelling Leadership: The importance of trust and how to get it with potted self-reflections, I cover the two practices that…
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2 May ’18 0