Trust and Innovation (Innovative Trust)

There is innovation; and there is trust. There is the freshness of thought in true innovation. There is the confidence of fearless trust. What do we have when innovation and trust join?

In this young 21st Century, we experience the impact of innovation vividly in our daily lives. Unfortunately for us, both individually and collectively, we do not consistently experience the impact of trust with the same regularity.

Innovation can be strangled when we are imprisoned in a perpetual reactive structure. True individual innovation is achieved only as one gets calm and thinks. The currency of relational trust is embezzled by the reactive behavior encouraged in the same strangling structure. Fearless trust is achieved by the same practice of calmness and thought.

The combination of calmness and thought is a gift to one’s self and a commitment to those led, influenced, and served. From this gift, and through this commitment, you are able to join innovation and trust for a transformational confidence.

So, what do you have when you allow innovation and trust to join?

To remain calm, collected and clear in the midst of collective anxiety is to be a leader. -Jeffrey A. Miller in The Anxious Organization

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About Jeff Brunson

In this whirling 21st Century the individual needs to embrace the authentic self and confidently leverage the energy and power found there. As we entered the 21st Century, I became more concerned about what leaders like you needed for successful influence and personal fulfillment. As we move deeper into this challenging 21st Century, I’m more convinced than ever that the core of my work is in helping individual leaders remember who they are − a trueness. It is about confidence found in your authenticity.

6 thoughts on “Trust and Innovation (Innovative Trust)

  1. I remember an old grad school professor of mine telling us (repeatedly) “change is threatening.” This is true, even if the change is innovation. People tend to want to avoid innovation because it requires us to stretch and trust that the innovation will be something positive. It takes a special leader to allow innvation and trust to join–and well worth it!

  2. Great points Jeff.
    I struggle with this everyday…trying to get quiet time and peace. It’s tough when you have 2 small kids and starting up a business ….but when I do have the quiet time, that is when I am my most creative.
    Thanks for posting…

  3. To have true innovation, one must have trust one’s self, or in the other person or group one is working with. The most innovative companies have a higher trust level among their leaders than other companies. Interesting, huh?
    Sue P.

  4. Jeff, you have shown both leadership and innovation from the time I first met you so you have apparently achieved that balance. Your leadership in the CCC has been remarkable- gathering an eclectic but fascinating group of entrepreneurs together. Thanks to you and Sue for inviting me into the tribe!

  5. Wow! I love this. The quote at the end is so powerful. If we want to ease the collective anxiety and seek to transform that energy into positive and good action, we must remain calm. Lovely. Thanks, Jeff.

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