Is trust given or earned?

The number one answer I get is that trust is earned. The problem with that is it means you’re always judging whether that person has earned the right to be trusted. I believe trust must be given, and then we need to validate that the trust level was appropriate.

In top management, trust is often broken by departments receiving favoritism, by judgment of statements, by turf protecting, and by people not being able to have credible and candid discussions.

In order to rebuild the trust you need to be able to create a safe environment for people to have candid discussions.

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