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Whether you’re on a sports team, in an office or a member of a family, if you can’t trust one another, there’s going to be trouble.
Joe Paterno, US college football coach (b. 1926)
There’s no such thing as ‘half-trust’. The instructor pilot can’t ‘half’ sit next to you on your fist solo.
Tom Peters, US management author, presenter (b. 1942)
The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.
Henry Stimson, US statesman (1867-1950)
Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust.
John Akers, US computer executive, IBM (b. 1934)
Organisational leaders who are motivated by the common good not only reject the role of the dictator who rules by fear; they also recognize that demagogues who seduce followers with false promises cannot maintain the trust essential for cooperation.
Michael Maccoby, US management author, psychologist (b. 1933)
You can buy a person’s hand, but you can’t buy his heart. You can buy his back, but you can’t buy his brains.
Stephen Covey, US management author, presenter (b. 1932)
It’s been my experience that the people who gain trust, loyalty, excitement and energy fast are the ones who pass on the credit to the people who really have done the work. A leader doesn’t need any credit; he’s already in the top slot. He’s getting more credit than he deserves anyway.
Robert Townsend, US author, businessman (1920-1998)
I don’t want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.
Samuel Goldwyn, Polish/US film producer (1882-1974)
When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly.
Patrick Overton, US poet, playwright, author, presenter
Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, US essayist, poet (1809-1894)
So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?