High Integrity - Growth oriented leaders in Northern New England
Better Leadership. Better Decisions. Better Results.
As a seasoned executive with a long career leading large private and public companies, I understand the challenges of leading and growing a business.
As a Vistage Executive Coach, I’m here to connect the most successful CEOs of small and midsize businesses so — together — we can share expertise, challenge one another to think critically, and arrive at better decisions.
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Mike Thorne | April 14, 2023
Why CEOs Need To Give Employees Purpose Through Their Passion
How we can work Together
THE PERSONAL TRUST COMMUNITY BUILDER
Who is Mike Thorne ?
When I was nine, my parents told me I was adopted, and it shattered my sense of identity and belonging. After that point, I believed being “perfect” was the only way to avoid rejection and abandonment. For years, I chose to trust only myself.
It was only through finding the people I felt I belonged with and could trust, through sports, work, friends, and family, that I was able to build my confidence and truly believe in my ultimate success.
I call this group of people your personal trust community. In my own, my wife supports my emotional and social well-being. Father John supports my spiritual well-being. My personal trainer, Suzan, supports my physical well-being. They, along with several others, have helped me unleash my own greatness.
What are personal trust Communities?
Finding the people and places where you feel you belong changes the trajectory of your life. I call these people our “personal trust communities.”
Personal trust communities give you role models and people who believe in you—which can be the difference between achieving your potential and staying stuck in neutral without growing.
They also give you people to lean on. Being able to rely on your community to push you past your perceived limitations and support you through difficult transformations is vital for your growth.
It’s what allows you to build.
3 KEY PILLARS FOR PERSONAL TRUST COMMUNITIES
Belong. Build. Believe.
Personal trust communities infuse our lives with meaning, support, and a sense of our own value. These give us a foundation of equity, self-worth, and vulnerability to propel our life’s work forward and build our greatest dreams.
The act of building gives us the confidence to believe in ourselves. When we genuinely believe in ourselves, our work, and others, we overcome self-doubt to achieve the unthinkable and unleash our own greatness.
HOW IT WORKS
Why build personal trust communities?
So many leaders and institutions focus narrowly on results, on wins and losses. But this framework negatively impacts equity, growth and, ultimately, our hope for building a better world.
I have a different framework: building trust.
To be a good leader, you have to care about people—not just the bottom line. By focusing on human dignity and building trust among teams, we empower leaders to execute change and transform lives.
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