While catching up with a friend over coffee I was recently asked, “Jas, how do you build and grow trust in a relationship?” In answering his question, it occurred to me that this would be a good topic for a blog as well.
Trust is the lifeblood of all relationship – business or personal. It is the foundation of all mutually satisfying and sustainable long-term relationships. More than just a concept, it is also a feeling state – based on our experience of other’s behavior over time – which is taken as evidence of their trustworthiness or not.
“If you don’t have trust, you don’t have a relationship.”
So how do we build and grow trust? The following seven behaviours are vital in building trust: