Trust a Seal

By Rob Roy via   Article

Lesson in Trust From a Navy Seal

“So how do SEALs develop trust with one another and with other organizations? Here are just a few of the ways:

  • We live a culture of honesty and integrity. Those things actually matter to us.
  • We keep promises and don’t make them lightly.
  • We value relationships and honor them.
  • We involve the entire team in the decision-making process.
  • We are loyal—to one another and to our team.
  • It’s never about us, but always about the mission.
  • We share common goals and passionately pursue them.
  • We are transparent. If we think you’re full of it, we’ll tell you so. It’s rarely personal; it’s just business.
  • If we need three helicopters to do a job, we need three helicopters. We don’t inflate the statistics, or exaggerate the risks.
  • We have a solid track record of proven past performance.
  • We are committed to excellence in everything we do. And we can prove it. We walk the walk.

In 2012, the magazine Fast Company reported that companies with high levels of trust enjoy higher stock prices, improved profits, and better retention of key employees. Sounds like a SEAL team to me.”


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