Beyond rocks in hard places

Change has been a huge theme in my life and work. And whilst it has often been difficult, moving beyond the rocks and hard places of change and helping others to do so in their work lives and their organisations has brought extraordinary successes and exhilarating journeys. My blog will explore different aspects and ideas about individual and organisational change and what it takes to get beyond the rocks and hard places we find ourselves in.



Everywhere it seems the talk is of trust. Why we lack it, how much we need it and how essential it is for our lives: our personal relationships; our public institutions; the businesses that create and manage wealth; the organisations all around us; the places where we work. Everywhere it seems we are stirred up and anxious about how much and whether we can trust: we worry about where the trust has gone and whether we can rebuild it. We are forced to think again about the very nature of trust and about our ability to judge the trustworthiness of those around us.

In an age of uncertainty and austerity, in a world of transgressions and breaches, there are a multitude of reasons to feel cheated and let down, disappointed and mistrustful. And yet trust abounds and it works very simply. It is created, forged, fostered, and nurtured an infinite number of times a day in countless ways between people. It holds and binds them in long-term contracts of friendship and love; in small temporary encounters and transactions; it soothes and smooths innumerable transient moments; and it enables and speeds up very many types of business.

Trust eases our dealings with others and brings immeasurable value to the world of work. It mediates productivity and loyalty and provides a precious connection to others in our organisations. It cannot be bought or sold, but it can be built carefully and slowly between individuals, among teams and different groups. It is the single most reliable fund in which we must all invest.

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