Trust is one of those hard-to-quantify aspects of a school that we know makes a big difference.
If you’ve been in a school with low trust, you’ve felt what it’s like to pay a “trust tax.”
People are more resistant to every change. They don’t give each other the benefit of the doubt. They hold back from giving 100% effort.
Everything is slower, and everything is more difficult. It’s harder to make decisions, and harder to implement them.
And here’s the kicker: you can find yourself paying a trust tax for reasons that have NOTHING to do with you. Perhaps your predecessor undermined trust. Perhaps you were brought in to repair the damage—you may still be paying a trust tax due to the lingering effects of that person’s actions.
Even if it’s not your fault, the trust tax is real.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is that the “trust dividend” is just as powerful.
When you’re reaping a trust dividend, everything is easier. People are more open to change, and make decisions faster. They give 110%.
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What does your gut tell you? Are you paying a trust tax, or reaping a trust dividend?
To learn more about how to turn trust taxes into trust dividends, join me for Trust: The High Performance Connection.
Trust: The High Performance Connection
I’m excited to be teaching a real-time but flexible live course called Trust: The High-Performance Connection.
Each day, I’m sending out a brief but detailed training video, posting it to our members-only Facebook group, and we’re discussing how we can increase trust in our organizations.
(I’ll even do some live broadcasts so we can connect more frequently and directly.)
You can participate daily, or check in every few days, as your schedule allows.
You’ll also get a 20-page workbook to accompany the seven core training videos, as well as tools to help you identify ways to increase trust in your school.
Trust: The High-Performance Connection is exclusively for Principal Center Professional members (membership is $19/month).
However, it’ll take less than a month from start to finish, so you can take advantage of the fact that your first month of membership is just $1, and there’s no long-term commitment.
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