24 Jan 2016

Trust and Consequences - 24 January

From TED Radio Hour, 7:06 pm on 24 January 2016

Our lives are fueled by trust: in our loved ones, our colleagues, our leaders. But how do we cultivate it, and restore if it’s lost?  five TED speakers explore our relationship with trust.

Participants:

Conductor Charles Hazlewood talks about the role of trust between conductor and orchestra, which he describes as a "miracle." How do you create trust?

There's no magic formula, says management theorist Simon Sinek. But it starts with surrounding yourself with people who believe what you believe.  The conversation continues with management theorist Simon Sinek, who says trust starts with a leader that makes people feel safe.  

Former Prime Minister George Papandreou says politicians like him have lost the trust of their citizens and it needs to be restored.

The new currency of this economy is trust, says Rachel Botsman. Companies that rely on sharing invest in what Botsman calls "reputation capital." She says that one day, our reputations might be more important than our credit scores.  Affairs can completely rock a marriage.

But psychotherapist Esther Perel says that while infidelity can shatter trust, it doesn't mean couples can't find a way to rebuild their relationships.

From NPR’s TED Radio Hour