Out of the Box Coaching and
Breakthroughs with the Enneagram, Mary R. Bast, Ph.D. 
Copyright 1999. All rights reserved. Revised: September 16, 2014
  

   


Trust Inventory: Self-Assessment
Based in part on Jack R. Gibb's Trust: A New View of Personal and Organizational Development) 

In addition to working efficiently and effectively, members of high-performance teams work cooperatively, are guided by shared goals, trust each other, give and receive feedback openly, and take risks/assert themselves with each other.

Below are behaviors that build or lessen trust. Print out two copies. 

First, rate yourself on each scaled item in terms of how you behave with your co-workers as a team-mate; then rate yourself again in terms of your relationship with those who report to you. For each item, place a check mark in one of the five spaces, indicating how close you are to either end of trust behavior.

Once you've completed your self-assessment, set a goal to improve your trust levels in at least two specific areas (if you really want to find out about yourself, ask your peers and/or subordinates to fill this out about you, and compare their responses to your self-assessment):

1.  Help my team-mates      

  __  __  __  __  __  

Focus only on accomplishing my own goals

2.  Seek new ideas/information 

  __  __  __  __  __  

Act on my own opinions

3.  Listen and play back what I hear

  __  __  __  __  __  

Focus on my own ideas/views

4.  Try to be above-board, direct

  __  __  __  __  __  

Tend to be indirect, non-disclosing   

5.  Tell the truth

  __  __  __  __  __  

Tell partial truths/what I think others want to hear

6.  Say what I'm thinking/feeling

  __  __  __  __  __     

Send mixed signals

7.  Accentuate the positive

  __  __  __  __  __  

Stress the negative

8.  Remain calm under stress

  __  __  __  __  __   

Explode or otherwise overreact

9.  Honor my agreements

  __  __  __  __  __   

Behave opportunistically

10. See people as individuals

  __  __  __  __  __  

Categorize/stereotype people

11. Show friendliness, compassion

  __  __  __  __  __  

Remain distant, aloof

12. Give specific, accurate feedback

  __  __  __  __  __  

Give evaluative feedback

13. Encourage/empower others

  __  __  __  __  __  

Insult, ridicule, diminish others