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Building trust

Develop trust strategically by breaking it down to competence, closeness, and motive

For rising professionals (<5 years of experience)

Building trust
Why this topic matters

Trust is essential for succeeding in any facet of life. While trust can feel abstract or random, there is an intentional and thoughtful approach you can take to building trusting relationships.

What participants will do together
  • Review the Trust Triangle
  • Apply it to overcome a challenging low-trust scenario
  • Evaluate self on trust building
  • Exchange feedback, reflections, and plans to apply it in real life
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Participant reflections

"To be a more mindful leader, I need to build trust by looking beneath the surface."

"I will use the Trust Triangle when organizing team building and establishing common goals with others."

"I want to try building trust by using the different levers more intentionally, both at work and in personal life."

"I'll use the Trust Triangle to set up a plan for coaching my team, and I'll talk about trust in my upcoming 1-1s."

"This was a fun and immersive experience with coworkers—I love the mix of group and solo work. I am a fan!"

"This was a terrific combination of individual and group learning. The tech feels groundbreaking!"

"This is a way better experience than watching eye-numbing videos. I love it."

"I love that Sparkwise makes it possible to chat with colleagues in real time while solving interesting problems."





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