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Grenfell Tower: Let the Trust-Builders Come

The charred remains of Grenfell Tower stand over the city of London as an accusing finger.

The anger seething in those Kensington streets boils in its own intensity.

Seeking an outlet.

Seeking someone to blame.

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May vs Corbyn: Trust in Power vs Power of Trust

We all saw it. That moment when the guy in the audience at the TV election debate mouthed the word ‘bollocks’ as the Prime Minister was talking about her plans for the NHS. Maybe we laughed? Maybe we were shocked? Maybe we were disgusted? Yet somehow, as the clip went viral on social media,

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Do Nice Leaders Get Things Done?

I am delighted this week to feature guest blogger, Mac Farquhar. If you would like to blog on a theme related to The Trusted Executive then please get in touch. Here is Mac’s valuable insight into habit no.6 – Choosing to be Humble:-

How many of us are used to a kinder style of leadership,

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United Airlines, Transparency and the Inner Wolf

This week United Airlines was the latest corporate brand to the slaughter. Like BP, Volkswagen, Uber and Sports Direct before it, the beleaguered airline was caught revealing its true heartless soul in the full glare of the media spotlight. The thin veil of corporate goodwill slipped and, in a sudden violent outburst,

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Trust Habit No.7: The Awesome Power of Evangelism

There is nothing like eating your own dog food. At the recent AoEC Trusted Executive training day, I completed my own self-assessment exercise based on the nine habits of trust. It was a revealing experience which I then had the opportunity to de-brief with another coach in the AoEC team.

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