The book is an invaluable compendium of lively stories, lessons learned in the trenches, and practical tools and principles. Readers will learn how to identify the trustworthy at work and in their personal lives--giving their careers a boost and helping them sleep better at night. That's because having trustworthy people around us makes organizational and personal life much easier and less stressful. Yet, since ancient times, people have pondered the issue of trust. How do we decide who to let into our inner circle? To what degree do trusting relationships impact our performance at work? What are the consequences of misplaced trust? Must trust be unconditional? Taking these questions out of the realm of the philosophers, Professor Stroh draws from her extensive research to highlight common themes and the hard-won lessons learned from experience. She then distills their thoughts and experiences into practical tools and techniques for assessing trustworthiness--including your own--and applying these tools in a variety of situations. Integrating insights from management, practical experience and psychology, Dr. Stroh shows readers how to pay attention to red flags in relationships and ultimately develop a network of trustworthy people that will help them succeed in business and beyond.
Among other things, the book covers: *The devastation that results when we trust too much; *Why we need to "mistrust" as well as trust; *When to use the book's checklist for assessing a person's trustworthiness; *How to work with people we know are untrustworthy; *Who deserves unconditional trust; *When to give someone a second chance; *How to be sure that you yourself are trustworthy. The new edition to the book tells us how to better manage our emotions, how to build trustworthy families, the negative health effects of lying and how to deal with trust in the digital age.