Are You Trustworthy?


Sorry, but you don’t get to decide...

FranklinCovey’s research shows that most of us think very highly of ourselves, but less so of everyone else.

Check out this sobering data on the 4 Cores of Credibility, a component of FranklinCovey’s Leading at the Speed of Trust work session.

It speaks to the insight from both Stephen R. Covey and Stephen M.R. Covey when they said, “We tend to judge ourselves by our intentions, and others by their observable behavior.”

What if we assumed good intent in others, before judging them?

The next time you’re presented with such a situation (and I bet you’ll have multiple opportunities today), take a mental step back, look at the person you’re tempted to judge, and grant them a pass. Assume they are honest, hardworking, well-intended, and won’t benefit from a dressing-down.

A renowned leadership consultant and executive speaking coach, Judy Henrichs, has said, “Forget the Golden Rule—do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Instead, practice the Platinum Rule—do unto others as they would have you do unto them.”

Gain a deeper understanding of the mechanics of trust and the impact it has on leadership by registering to attend a complimentary webcast. 

About the Author

Scott Miller

Scott Miller is a 25-year associate of FranklinCovey and serves as Senior Advisor, Thought Leadership. Scott hosts the world’s largest and fastest-growing podcast/newsletter devoted to leadership development, On Leadership. Additionally, Scott is the author of the multi-week Amazon #1 New Release, Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow, and the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team. Previously, Scott worked for the Disney Development Company and grew up in Central Florida. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and three sons.

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