Building Trust

Building Trust : In Business, Politics, Relationships, and Life

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Trust is an essential feature of not only interpersonal relationships, but of every human organization, from the corporation to the nation state. While much has been written on this topic, there has still been no sustained consideration of what trust actually is. This book attempts to fill that void. The authors portray trust as a series of social practices, not merely an attitude toward a person at a time or some sort of vague social "glue". Trust is an emotional skill, which requires "emotional intelligence" to learn. Using this model, they go on to analyze how trust is created, maintained, violated, and re-established in business and politics and also in our intimate relationships. They introduce and advocate the notion of "authentic trust", which is neither naive or blind but trust with eyes wide open. The book aims not only to understand trust but to give the reader the tools build and maintain trust in personal and business relationships and to restore trust where it has been lost or more

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 144.78 x 213.36 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195126858
  • 9780195126853

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"This is a book about trust that you can trust to be comprehensive, creative, and interestingly iconoclastic. Solomon and Flores argue that trust sustains all forms of human relationships. They claim that without trust--Hobbes would have been right--life would be nasty, brutish, and short! This concise book alters and adds to the debate on trust, and is a gift and a challenge to its readers."--Al Gini, Associate Editor, Business Ethics Quarterly"Trust is easy to break, hard to build, and more important than ever. Our increasingly fluid, network economy depends on trusting relationships. Solomon and Flores offer valuable insights into the subtle dynamics of trust. It's not as simple as you might think, but their treatment of the topic is lucid and intelligent."--Jay Ogilvy, Co-founder and Managing Director, Global Business Networkshow more

About Robert C. Solomon

Robert C. Solomon is the Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Business and Philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin. His books include A Short History of Philosophy and Business Ethics, both published by OUP. Fernando Flores is Presidente, Fundacion Chile (a Chilean non-governmental organization) and Chairman and CEO of Business Design Associates, Inc."show more

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