Trust is the linchpin of any successful relationship.
The definition of trust is: “the belief that you can trust someone or something, to have confidence in something, or to believe in someone” The key to a successful mentoring relationship is enlisting trust quickly so that both parties can share deeply and challenges can be discussed candidly, in a safe environment.
SO HOW DO YOU BUILD TRUST FAST?
The word TRUST is a great acronym for building trust.
Transparency as the mentor, building meaningful relationships through sharing your story. One modern definition of transparency is: “transparency is the currency of trust.”
Respect – Showing respect, listening to understand, putting personal views and values to one side, respecting differences for shared learning through new ideas. “Respect for ourselves guides our morals. Respect for others guides our manners.”
Understanding– when one can walk in the boots of the other and show complete empathy, listening to ignite not listening to interrupt… then the trust will follow. Create a “fail forward” culture. Ask for examples of failing and trying again. What were the lessons?
Say what you mean – “find your voice, speak your truth, listen deeply. More meaningful and mindful conversations will follow”
Thrive Spending time together, enjoying great conversation, having a sense of connection, are the characteristics of a thriving relationship.