Absence of trust ……

Member of teams with an absence of trust…

  • Conceal their weakness and mistake from one another.
  • Hesitate to ask for help or provide constructive feedback.
  • Hesitate to offer help outside their own area of responsibility.
  • Jump to conclusions about the intentions and aptitudes of others without attempting to clarify them.
  • Fail to recognize and tap into one another’s skills and experience.
  • Waste time and energy managing their behaviors for effect.
  • Hold grudges.
  • Dread meetings and find reasons to avoid spending time together.

 Member of trusting team ….

  • Admit weaknesses and mistakes.
  • Ask for help.
  • Accept questions and input about there of responsibility.
  • Give one another the benefit of the doubt before arriving at a negative conclusion.
  • Take risks in offering feedback and assistance.
  • Appreciate and tap into one another’s skills and experience.
  • Focus time and energy on important issues, not politics.
  • Offer and accept apologies without hesitation
  • Looks forward to meetings and other opportunities to work as a group.


Some of the notes form Patrick Lencioni session ….. Thanks …