Inside the program: Building trust

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, November 1, 2010

Occasionally, people set lofty goals but become weary as they take the first steps or as they hit the first wall of resistance. Trusting yourself means that you know you will not give up when obstacles come your way, doors close, or weariness sets in. Authentic leaders trust themselves to persevere to the finish line. They know they will do what it takes for successful completion. Trusting yourself saves a lot of time and frustration and will help you build trusting relationships with others as you become trustworthy.

Likewise, trusting relationships with others make life easier, more enjoyable, and rewarding. You don’t have to continually second-guess their motives and check up on them to be sure they are telling you the truth. When you seek their input, you know they will give you honest feedback and share ideas that are in your best interest. When they appear to slight you, you give them the benefit of the doubt, and you don’t waste a lot of emotional energy feeling either hurt or trying to figure out their motives. Feedback can flow back and forth freely for the benefit of each person and for the enrichment of the relationship.


Source: Lead! Becoming an Effective Coach and Mentor to your Nursing Staff

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