Author Archives: Sigi Lange

Leading Trust Capacity Growth – The 4 C’s

In last week’s reading about the trust triangle we found that individuals that share more are known more and therefore easier to trust. This week I will write about the other principle mentioned in the 1st module of the ICOPE program namely the 4 C’s of trust based on the book of my dear friend Jonathan Low from Singapore. 

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Leading Trust Capacity Growth – The Trust Triangle

                                                                                      

All leaders know how important trust is. Often when I speak to leaders they indicate to me that nothing can be done before trust is built.  In the ICOPE training we learn 2 principles on Trust with the ultimate aim of gaining insight into the generation of trust in our followers.

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It’s not about you but it’s up to you!

Joseph Butler states, happiness does not consist in self-love. Still many people are told to love themselves since that is the Cornerstone of happiness. So, is happiness about you?

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Emotionally Stable Organisational Culture

I recently spoke to a dear friend of mine Paul Ter Wal in Holland about Values and Culture. It is always fascinating to see how that perspectives internationally are different and yet similar in many ways. Paul has highlighted a challenge that I have observed in Namibia so many times and, in my humble opinion, managed to find an innovative new approach to tackling it. I trust you are now interested enough to gain more information and convert that to knowledge that will move you and your organisation forward.

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HOW IMPORTANT IS THE PAST WHEN YOU DEAL WITH THE FUTURE?

HOW IMPORTANT IS THE PAST WHEN YOU DEAL WITH THE FUTURE?

Many people believe that the future is not connected to the past. How mistaken they are. The way we behave now is founded on what we have experienced in the past. Interestingly we tend to go to the worst about our past and ourselves (Law of Slip & Self) . This causes us to focus on the worst things in our past instead of the best. Because of this, people tend to approach their future with the worst thoughts that they can have about their future. This dynamic sets them up for failure. We lose because we have not been equipped to deal with the past effectively.

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