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TXTS4 Leaders

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Building Trust

Marlys WeaverStoesz

In Trust Matters Megan Tschannen-Moran writes that trust is the “lubricant” that makes school improvements go smoothly and quickly.  If teachers lack trust in their leaders, they spend energy trying to protect themselves before spending time improving their teaching or school.

In studying trustworthy people, she and her colleagues identified five facets of trust.  We trust when we believe a person is benevolent, honest, open, reliable, and competent.

The table provides the definitions and some specific actions associated with each facet of trust.  Think about how your actions build trust with your staff and students.

Which facet would you like to improve?  What are a few specific actions that you can take this week? 

http://massp.org/downloads_massp/the_main_idea/trust_matters.pdf