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Confession: I have no idea how to trust people.  Trust is a weird thing. I find that most people eith

Katrina's Letter Of The Week

February 15 · Issue #47 · View online
Every week, I'll write you a letter. A letter about anything, really. My goal is just to make you think.

Confession: I have no idea how to trust people. 
Trust is a weird thing. I find that most people either blindly trust everyone or have a hard shell, and there’s very little in between. While we value trust so much, we don’t teach it in schools. Instead, we’re left to our environmental devices and context clues. We learn to trust in quick lessons from elders and friends who don’t want us to rat them out for smoking pot in the bathroom. We also learn a lot about trust when people don’t show up for us. 
So when you enter the workforce, how do you learn to trust colleagues? How do you break down everything you’ve ever learned about relationships to set new boundaries? 
By the way, they dictate if you have a job or not. 
Trust is more significant than a powerpoint. It’s considered a reflection of your judgment. It’s fundamental in hiring. No one wants to hire someone they can’t trust. 
Trust at work is more than a newsletter prompt, too. It’s hard work, and it’s not something I can advise on in 3 bullets. It’s something I’m thinking about this week, and I hope you’ll ponder it, too. 
More to make you think: My post on why I want to see more companies saying thank you when they say no thanks, why gamed metrics shouldn’t piss you off and an article with the business case for why job postings matter so much more than you think.
Thanks for reading - 
CEO, Three Ears Media

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