Category Archives: Repairing Trust

The Most Successful Apologies Have These 8 Elements

I’m pretty good at apologizing and I think it’s primarily because of two reasons: I’ve been married for over 28 years. I mess up a lot. That means I get a lot of practice apologizing. I’ve logged way more than 10,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Apology, Communication, Forgiveness, Relationships, Repairing Trust | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Debunking 8 Common Myths About Trust

When conducting training classes to teach people how to become more trustworthy and build trust in their relationships, I often have to address some common myths. There are commonly held beliefs about trust that aren’t quite as true as people … Continue reading

Posted in Control, Distrust, Integrity, Repairing Trust, Trust, Trust Boosters, Trust Busters | Tagged , | 9 Comments

The 1 Key to a Successful Apology

I appreciate a good apology. For some reason, probably because trust is one of my most treasured values and I study it, write about it, and help others to build it, I pay particular attention to how people apologize. Unfortunately, too … Continue reading

Posted in Apology, Relationships, Repairing Trust, Trust | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

4 Reasons For the Lack of Trust in Your Relationships #TrustGiving2014

Can you ever have enough trust in your relationships? When I speak to groups or conduct training sessions I often conduct the following poll (go ahead and select your answer): If you answered honestly and you truly have no trust issues in … Continue reading

Posted in Control, Distrust, Levels of Trust, Relationships, Repairing Trust, Trust | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

After Your Trust Has Been Broken – 5 Ways to Avoid a Victim Mentality

Having someone break your trust is a painful and inevitable fact of life. There will be a number of situations during your lifetime where people will let you down, whether it’s something as innocent and unintentional as forgetting a lunch … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Forgiveness, Power, Relationships, Repairing Trust, Trust | 26 Comments