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Want to Build a High-Performance Team? Start with Trust

Without trust, your "team" isn't really a team at all

Right from the start, we thought if we could create the category of B2B ecommerce, Ariba could be a rocket ship. But, one quarter, early on, some big deals got delayed, and our team started getting anxious. Instead of working together to ...

by Keith Krach  | August 17, 2018 12:00:00
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3 Essential Traits for Earning the Trust of Your Customers

Trust is invaluable, but it can't be purchased, only earned. There is no shortcut, only commitment

The most valuable thing you’ll ever own is the trust of your clients, customers, and peers. You can’t buy it, and earning it isn’t always simple. It’s the sentiment that launched a thousand cliches, but they’re cliches for a reason: they’re true.The value ...

by Daniel Neiditch  | April 09, 2018 12:00:00
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5 Ways to Grow and Build Trust

Trust is built on good, reliable behavior over time

From your creditors to your employees, good business relationships are built on trust. Can the people who depend on you, confidently rely on you to treat them fairly? Once you have proven your dependability, they will make allowances for you and extend ...

by Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey  | November 14, 2017 06:00:00
Startup Tips

7 Factors You Can Address to Boost Trust in Your Business Relationships

Trust can be influenced when you understand its components and work to create a constructive environment

In one of the talks we give, we teach that business is about relationships. And that is so true: We entrepreneurs, after all, don’t do business with numbers or even organizations. We do business withpeople. So, business comes down to relationships -- individual relationships. ...

by Doug and Polly White  | November 03, 2017 12:00:00
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4 Essential Questions That Determine Whether You Feel Trust

Are you a trustworthy leader? Do you trust those leading you?

So, do you trust yourself as a leader and feel trusted by and trust in your leadership? Or is trust just a word that is not backed by awareness and action?Unfortunately, the answer is “just a word.” Lack of transparency, internal politics, ...

by Glenn Llopis  | August 27, 2017 02:00:00
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What You Need to Know About Personal Branding

Consumers won't buy from your company until they trust you

In today’s competitive business environment, it may seem nearly impossible to stand out. But many people have managed to step out of the shadows by opting for a strategy primarily used by businesses themselves -- branding.Personal branding is the key to giving yourself ...

by Mike Wood  | July 12, 2017 02:00:00
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The Secrets -- 4 of Them -- to Gaining Employees' Trust

One such secret concerns transparency. How transparent is your company?

Last May, Renaud Laplanche entered the boardroom and faced every executive’s worst nightmare. Laplanche, the founder and CEO of LendingClub, was given an ultimatum: Resign in the next 24 hours or be fired.Why did this happen? There's no need to rehash all the ...

by Andre Lavoie  | January 05, 2017 12:00:00
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We're Trusting Each Other Both More and Less Every Day

We need more transparency, decency and honesty

With the end of the 2016 Presidential election, it occurs to me that societal norms are changing rapidly. Some in good ways. Some, not so much.On one hand, we’re trusting each other more and more. The rise of the sharing economy has us ...

by Joe Burton  | December 27, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

What are the most authentic brands in the world?

A new study reveals what companies need to do to retain customer trust.

Which brands have your loyalty and trust? According to a new study, perhaps unsurprisingly, a certain Mouse has won over both consumers' hearts and wallets.In its fourth annual survey about brand authenticity, communications and public relations firm Cohn & Wolfe generated a ...

by Nina Zipkin  | April 15, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

5 obvious yet underused ways to build trust

Trust takes time, dedication, and intention to build, sometimes only to be carelessly violated and lost in moments.

The basis of every relationship, whether personal or professional, is trust—nothing meaningful in this life can be achieved without it.The foundation of trust is open, bi-directional communication.Trust takes time, dedication, and intention to build, sometimes only to be carelessly violated and lost in moments.While ...

by Tor Constantino  | March 13, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

6 ways gratitude helps entrepreneurs grow their companies

For starters, say 'please' and 'thank you.'

It turns out you do not need a huge budget to retain top talent in your company. What you need is to take more time out of your day to sincerely appreciate your employees.A recent survey conducted by Glassdoor found that over ...

by Murray Newlands  | February 14, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

8 ways to build trust in the workplace (Infographic)

Here are eight drivers of trust that are necessary in the workplace.

The office is more than a place that employees go to earn a paycheck. Relationships between employees and employers are essential in creating an efficient and successful businesses. For these relationships to flourish and employers to successfully manage employees, there needs to ...

by Kate Taylor  | September 13, 2015 02:00:00
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10 straightforward techniques that can boost your personal credibility

These techniques can help you be a more credible and successful entrepreneur.

An entrepreneur lives or dies based on his or her credibility. You may have the world’s best product or service, but if customers can’t trust you, they won’t buy from you.Personal credibility is not simply created out of nothing. It is cultivated ...

by Neil Patel  | July 15, 2015 09:00:00