Trust is the foundation of any relationship and the first level in the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team model. Trust is hard to buid, but easy to lose. One of the keys to building trust is understanding others’ expectations and how our behavior impacts trust.
The DISC model provides a great resource to better understand how behaviors impact trust. We will take a look at each of the DISC factors (D=dominance, I=Influence, S=Steadiness and C=Conscientious) and how to build trust with each. If you need to learn more about DISC, request to download the e-book here. Not sure what your style scores are, request a free DISC assessment.
To build trust with a high “S” style person, keep these things in mind:
- Provide opportunities for them to consider things before providing input
- Avoid suprises and quick changes
- Plan the work and work the plan
- Patience is key
- Demonstrate empathy
- Be compassionate toward them and others
- Seek their input one-to-one
- A quiet “pat-on-the-back” goes a long way
- Relax a little or a lot
- Seek their help and support, offer yours
- Consistency is key
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