Relationships need trust to thrive. When there’s trust, relationships are easier, lighter, and more collaborative. When there’s a lack of trust, misperceptions and misunderstandings can take root.

Building trust takes clarity around expectations and perceived roles and responsibilities. While this often comes with time, there’s also a way to accelerate this clarity in a relationship – and that’s through communicating exactly what we want others to count on us for.

In this episode, Leadership Coach Deb Elbaum shares a phrase that, when asked and answered in “designing the alliance” conversations, can help more quickly bridge relationship gaps and build trust. If you’re ready to build or rebuild some key relationships in your life and work, press the play button now.

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Want to keep building trust and clarity? Here’s another podcast about how to understand others more deeply.

Executive and Leadership Coach Deb Elbaum

Are you a leader who would like to think and act more calmly, clearly, and confidently?

I work with senior executives and emerging leaders to help them better manage leadership challenges — whether navigating challenging work environments, communicating more confidently, or making high-stakes decisions. If you would like to learn strategies to shift unhelpful mindsets and behavior patterns, contact me now for a complimentary strategy session.
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