10 reasons why trust is the coin of the realm

When trust is in the room, good things happen, said former US secretary of state George P. Shultz. He died last February. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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December 13 marks my turning 100 years young. I've learnt much over that time, but looking back, I'm struck that there is one lesson I learnt early and then relearned over and over: Trust is the coin of the realm.

When trust was in the room, whatever room that was - the family room, the school room, the locker room, the office room, the government room or the military room - good things happened. When trust was not in the room, good things did not happen. Everything else is details.

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