1. Be reliable.
2. Be better than on time, be early with time to spare.
3. Follow through and do what you said you would do—even if it costs you. You said you would do it; don’t break your own word.
4. Finish the job, get results, and show you are capable.
5. Don’t make excuses or throw the blame on others. Be responsible and own up for your mistakes. That goes for giving credit where credit is due. Make sure the right person is appreciated for a job well done.
6. Don’t lie. If you lie about even the smallest thing, it will cast doubt and suspicion on everything you do and say.
7. Run to help and serve others.
8. Don’t speak badly or gossip about people, ever; and don’t be in people’s business when you have no business being there. If you are not in a position to help a situation, your involvement becomes purely for gossip.
9. Return phone calls and emails quickly. Silence leaves a person very suspicious. Returning messages is just a basic common decency. Not returning them shows a lack of care or value for people.
10. Do everything with excellence.
The Trust Series:
1. What is trust?
2. A lack of trust
3. Trust is tangible
4. Trust and suspicion
5. A track record of trust
6. Love does not guarantee trust
7. Burden of trust
8. The transparency of trust
9. 10 ways to build trust
10. 10 things that promote low trust