Trust is the foundation of all meaningful relationships, yet 70 per cent of professionals don’t trust their managers. It’s a number that actually surprises few but profoundly concerns most of the awesome thought leaders alive today. From Simon Sinek to Patrick Lencioni, Paul Zak to Brené Brown, all agree that a lack of trust is the root of faltering relationships and mediocrity at work.
What galvanised Matthew Davies to write this book was the lack of tools to address this appalling problem. There wasn’t a clear—or, more importantly—practical roadmap for building trust that centred on one of the most important relationships at work—you and your manager. By implementing The Trust Triangle, you can now offer teams an environment where you (the manager) and they (your team) can genuinely flourish at work, unburdened by the baggage of a people manager without people management skills.
Here’s the business case in a nutshell. According to a massive study by Gallup, managers account for at least 70 per cent of the variance in employee engagement scores. So, if you want to build trust and increase performance at work, this book is for you.
Trust is the highest form of human motivation
- Stephen Covey