~If you want to be trusted, be trustworthy~

It takes time to build trust with others. Often in business, a new leader will join a team and instead of building a rapport with her colleagues, she’ll dive right into the tasks at hand. Try to do this with a horse and you’ll likely get a view of his rear end. Before we so much as ask a horse to collaborate with us, we engage in a “conversation” about mutual respect, spatial needs, and boundary-setting. Then, and only then, will we ask him to work with us. Same with humans. When we take the time to connect with others and build trust incrementally, we reap the rewards of mutual collaboration.