Category Archives: Connectedness

4 Reasons I Use The “F” Word At Work

In most workplaces the “F” word is taboo. There are some words you just don’t say out loud and the “F” word tops the list. Leaders, in particular, are afraid to even think about the “F” word, much less say … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Connectedness, Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Trust | 20 Comments

The ABCDs of Leading with Trust

The world is in desperate need for a new kind of leadership. The type of leadership we’ve seen the last several decades has produced record low levels of trust and engagement in the workforce, so clearly what we’ve been doing … Continue reading

Posted in ABCD Trust Model, Ability, Beliveability, Connectedness, Dependability, Leadership, Trust | 15 Comments

Dysfunctionally Connected Workplaces – 3 Ways to Build Trust and Human Connection

Never in history have we been so technologically connected to each other in the workplace. Email, instant message, text message, and social media have enabled us to be in constant and immediate communication with each other. Yet record numbers of … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Connectedness, Engagement, Leadership, Management, Praising, Trust | 13 Comments

Five Ways to Rapidly Increase Trust in Your Relationships

“Trust takes a long time to build and just a moment to destroy.” You’ve probably heard that old adage before, haven’t you? Well, it’s not true. Like many aphorisms, there is an element of truth to the saying as it … Continue reading

Posted in Connectedness, Dependability, Listening, Relationships, Trust, Trust Boosters, Vulnerability | 16 Comments

How NOT to Lead – Six Lessons from Breaking Bad’s Walter White

I’m a fan of the television show Breaking Bad. If you’re not familiar with it, the show chronicles the transformation of Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) from a mild-mannered, milquetoast high-school chemistry teacher who “breaks bad” and turns into … Continue reading

Posted in Authenticity, Connectedness, Ethics, Greed, Honesty, Integrity, Leadership, Narcissism, Power, Toxic Leadership, Trust | 10 Comments