Earn Trust and Have Backbone

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The things I learned from leading TU20

What is Trust?

We trust those who can help and hurt us — Source: Simpsons

How do you build trust?

Examples of a Trust Worthy boss — Dilbert

Trust, but Verify


https://xkcd.com/970/ — Extra Secure

Sampling and Stochasticity

What is a backbone?

How to find a good strategy 101 — Dilbert

Step 1: Redefining confidence.

Confidence and Noise, a Bart Simpsons Special — Simpsons

Step 2 : Prepare and Be ready to defend your idea

Step 3: Criticizing others ideas/alternatives

So what is having backbone?

Snakes do in fact have backbones

Why is having a backbone important?

You have an impasse, now what?


“Have Backbone; Disagree and Commit

Leaders are obligated to respectfully challenge decisions when they disagree, even when doing so is uncomfortable or exhausting. Leaders have conviction and are tenacious. They do not compromise for the sake of social cohesion. Once a decision is determined, they commit wholly.”

Questions to think about



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