Trusting others with your business
This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.
I know that it takes a team to build the business that I want to grow, but I really struggle with trust. How much trust should I put into others? Or is it ALL on me?
Hi and thanks for the question.
The concept of trust is interesting, and the more I speak to entrepreneurs, the more I see how their lack of understanding of trust leads to sabotage.
trust MUST be earned.
To trust blindly in others is sheer ignorance.
Let me explain.
When you are building a team, you have to be a leader.
A good leader interviews and screens potential hires carefully and strategically.
A good leader ALWAYS checks references.
After the hire is made, the leader gives the new team member opportunities to earn the leader’s trust until they have proven to be trustworthy.
This is your business, it’s your responsibility, and I see so many entrepreneurs hand over the keys to their business to people who have not demonstrated that they can be trusted.
Do your part to make sure the team members you are bringing into your business are a good fit, and be willing to give them opportunities to showcase their gifts and earn your trust at the same time.
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