February 5, 2019

The guarded


Some people are guarded. They’re worried about giving away details that could be exploited without them or used against them. You might be one of those people. You might believe that the delays it causes are worth the added security. That’s your call.

But at some point, you have to open up. You have to let people in, show at least some of them the whole picture – it’s the only way to get near their potential.

For the guarded, the problems come at two stages. 

A lot, a LOT, of good people walk away if they don’t feel trusted. Good people have plenty of opportunities, and like to work with people who like to work with them.

Flipping from untrusting (untrusted) to trusting (trusted) isn’t a switch. It’s an evolution. And sometimes it wastes more time than ever existed.

Skippy strategy: Speed, and partnership, are dependent on trust.