Make only the promises you are committed to keep.
At some time in your professional or personal life you have probably experienced the let down of an empty promise. It’s also likely you’ve promised a friend or a colleague something you’ve let slip through the cracks at least once or twice. These empty promises, no matter how small, erode trust and jeopardize relationships with others. In this episode, Dr. Pilcher digs deep into what causes us to make these empty promises and how we can choose our words and commitments carefully in the future.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- Why don’t people live up to their promises and commitments?
- Why do people make empty promises?
- How to empty promises from leaders affect team outcomes and trust?
Empty promises are just that-empty. They have no follow though and are essentially just meaningless words. We've all experienced them, either given them out or received them and hung on to the false hope of their fruition. The reasons behind empty promises are many, and some might even surprise you!
Have you ever heard someone say, “I trust people until they give me a reason not to”? We may aspire to approach our lives and relationships from a blanket trust stance. Realistically, most of us have to earn trust. While recently pondering how we go about earning trust, I was transported back to my days in the classroom. Middle schoolers have a great knack for teaching you significant life lessons...