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7 Simple Practices for Building Trust in Your Team


by Heather Zempel: How do you win when you’re the underdog?

Well, believe it or not, trust has a lot to do with it.

In You Win in the Locker Room First, Jon Gordon tells the story of the 2014 University of Florida basketball team. Without a single player drafted to the NBA, they surprisingly upset powerhouse programs like the University of Kentucky (beat them three times, to be exact) and went to the Final Four.

Their success was not found in their talent but in the trust they had built in one another as a team and their commitment to play as a team.

Building culture is one of the most significant and critical roles of a leader, and trust is the cornerstone of a healthy culture.

There is no formula for creating it and growing it, but here are a few best practices to move toward a trusting and trustworthy team.

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Author Bio

Heather Zempel is the Discipleship Pastor and Campus Ministries Director at National Community Church in Washington, DC. She is the author of several books, including Big Change, Small Groups. She lives on Capitol Hill with her husband, Ryan, and energetic daughter, Sawyer. Heather loves growing as a leader, discipling the next generation, and watching SEC football.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @heatherzempel


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