The April Trust Matters Review

Trust EquationJessie Gruman asks what it means for your doctor to trust you. Seems straightforward, but it isn’t. Do we even know what trust means?

Suzanne Bates discusses how one of her first bosses got the best ideas from his employees. See if you can spot how his technique was trust related and how it can be used in most businesses.

Linda Sieg writes on what amounts to a huge public case study of how a government loses the trust of the public, the Japanese nuclear disaster and how it has been handled.

Mark Joyella on how a rose by any other name doesn’t smell so sweet; the case of Al-Jazeera’s English channel.

Ian Brodie on whether it’s better to be interesting, or to tell the truth. Of course, here we’d always advocate truth, but does being interesting more than truthful have its upsides?

Eric Bloom suggests ways to make employees trustworthy, ways that start with being trustworthy yourself. A concrete list, worth reading.

Joan Ball asks, can you lie and not be a liar? What does it take to not be liar, never ever lying? What about when your spouse asks you the dreaded “do I look fat” question?

Kevin Underhill on the President receiving a transparency award behind closed doors. Say what?

Roland Fryer studies whether teacher incentives improve student learning(pdf). See his answer, and ask yourself, why do we think incentives are needed to make people do their jobs well. Don’t we trust them?


The Trust Matters Review highlights the best articles and posts on trust our research has turned up in the last month.

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