Updated: Dec 8, 2022
This is an opportunity for values that can change the world
“Do you trust me?” Avengers, End Game — Marvel Studios & Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
“Trust is like a piece of paper. Once it is crumpled it can never be perfect again.” ― Auliq Ice
When I heard this adage I thought, yup that is true, a piece of paper can never be smooth again. However, for this to be true in our daily lives we first have to believe something — like trust — can be perfect.
I am prone to believe, like many, that perfection is an unattainable goal.
However exhibiting integrity and walking the talk — doing what we say we will — consistently is something we can do to build trust and we should do it as much and as often as possible.
Iron Man and Captain America lost trust in each other, but were either of them truly untrustworthy? Or did they just each believe in something different, so their individual values did not align? They started to lead different teams, but when they needed to work together, how did they trust one another? How did they align values again?
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Are you a “high truster” or “low truster”?
It was during my executive MBA ethics class that I first heard this question. Are you a high truster or low truster?