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Dr. Henry Cloud

Knowing When to Give It, When to Withhold It, How to Earn It, and How to Fix It When It Gets Broken

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What is Trust about?

Trust (2023) is a sensitive and practical guide to this essential part of human relationships. It reveals the deep significance of trust as a factor in our lives and outlines the five essential elements for building and maintaining it.

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    Trust holds life together

    Trust is the bedrock of our lives. From the moment we’re born, we’re placed in the hands of caregivers we can’t help but trust completely. As we grow, our circle of trust expands to family, friends, and communities.

    Studies show that people with higher levels of trust enjoy better physical health, greater overall happiness, and greater satisfaction with life. In business, trusted leaders are more effective and trusted brands are more successful and lucrative. Teams whose members trust each other consistently outperform their low-trust counterparts across a slew of metrics.

    Even at the level of nations, interpersonal trust contributes to economic development, through increased investment and capital flows.

    Okay, so we’ve established that trust is important on many levels. Let’s look at the five steps to building it.

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    About the Author

    Dr. Henry Cloud is a clinical psychologist and leadership consultant who has worked with countless CEOs, Fortune 500 companies, and small businesses. He’s a New York Times best-selling author of 40 books, including Boundaries and Necessary Endings. His books have sold nearly 20 million copies.

    Who should read Trust?

    • Leaders who wish to create trust within organizations
    • Those looking to establish deeper personal and familial relationships
    • People who want to rebuild trust after it has been broken

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