Trust is a learnable, critical leadership skill, and the bedrock of highly functioning teams. Are you part of a high performing team, full of energy, productivity, and creativity? Or do you suffer on a team with a toxic culture, political atmosphere and hidden agendas? What is the difference in terms of real costs, speed, execution, productivity, and time spent on real work? Our Speed of Trust™ Team Process transforms average, or even dysfunctional teams, into highly functioning, effective, results driven teams which become the lifeblood of any organization.
Unite Teams with Common Language and Behaviors
The specific behaviors that create and sustain trust are directly linked to your team's ability to execute critical priorities!Every interaction, every team project, and every initiative your team is trying to execute is affected positively or negatively by trust. Where there is tension within teams or departments, the speed at which the work gets done gets bogged down, and there is always a cost. We call this a trust tax – a tangible cost that impacts your team's ability to succeed.
"Lack of trust within an organization saps its energy, fosters a climate of suspicion and second-guessing, completely devastates teamwork, and replaces it with internal politics. The end result is low morale and the consequent low standards of performance." –Koh Boon Hwee, Chairman, DBS Bank Ltd., former Chairman, Singapore Airlines
We all know the exhilaration that comes with being on a winning team. Conversely, toxic low trust teams are joyless, drain our energy, and grind progress to a halt. Trusted leaders and team members can transform toxic teams into high trust teams. High trust is an enabler of positive business results!
Leaders cannot simply say, "Let's begin to trust each other." As much as we wish we could make that work, we can't.
The Speed of Trust™ Team Process is a simple and proven methodology that dramatically changes the performance of teams. It just works.
Trust creates a team spirit of abundance and collaboration, and becomes the great performance multiplier.
Speed of Trust™ Executive Team Process
The Speed of Trust™ provides a fresh new approach to leadership performance developed from the pragmatic perspective of a CEO.
Feedback and Trust Measurement
The executive team session commences with, and is informed by, the feedback from the Speed of Trust™ Executive Team Index and the personal 360 trust quotient™ (tQ). This candid perspective accelerates the discussion to the real issues currently impacting relationships on the team. Effectively unearthing previously undiscussable issues buried either by fear or efficiency. The content and practical application becomes the platform to discuss these real issues impacting the team. This allows for authentic discussion rarely possible with peers who may be competing openly or privately.
Entrusting People–Key to Growth
Most executives at this level of leadership are already, either consciously or unconsciously, competent in trust skills. However few recognize the component cores and behaviors that led to their success—their strengths, and more importantly, their blind spot weaknesses. This is a breakthrough learning for most executives.
Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the team, and making trust an explicit objective, by combining those
strengths to make each others weaknesses irrelevant, is the hallmark of a
world class executive team.
“I credit the Speed of Trust™ because we were able to move through enormously complex issues at breakneck speed. We made five sets of tough decisions throughout the whole year. We never would have been able to make those decisions as quickly as we did last year. My team is a different team. And if you ask the people in PepsiCo when they come here to visit FritoLay, they’ll say, ‘something’s changed down here’. It’s The Speed of Trust™.” –Al Carey, CEO, Frito Lay
'The toughest part was melding the two cultures–the East and the West. People were concerned the two were too different. The key turning point for us, though, was an ‘executive trust session’ It was a two-day session for the senior leadership about the speed of trust. We spent the time trying to truly understand each others' motivations and intentions. What we walked away with from that event was an understanding of just how much we were alike and how much we had the same goals. That was really a coming together and a real turning point in our team”. –Rory Read, President and Chief Operating Officer of Lenovo describing merging IBM PC with Lenovo in Forbes Magazine.
How Does The Speed of Trust™ Work?
Let's get real. Training alone doesn’t work. Rather than just teaching principles in a course, The Speed of Trust Transformation Process™ institutionalizes new language and new behavior in the context of real work. Learn More
The Economic Business Case for Trust
Trust always affects two measurable outcomes – speed and cost. When
trust goes down, speed goes down and cost goes up. This creates a
Trust Tax™. When trust goes up, speed goes up and cost goes down. This
creates a Trust Dividend™. It’s that simple, that predictable. Learn More