Posted in coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Relationships

Who would you trust to push the wheelbarrow?


The Great Zumbrati, completed a highly dangerous tightrope walk over Niagara Falls in appalling wind and rain.  The “Great Zumbrati” was met by an enthusiastic supporter, who urged him to make a return trip, this time pushing a wheelbarrow, which the spectator had thoughtfully brought along.

The Great Zumbrati was reluctant, given the terrible conditions, but the supporter pressed him, “You can do it – I know you can?”, he urged.

“You really believe I can do it?” asked Zumbrati

“Yes – definitely – you can do it” the supporter gushed.

“Okay,” said Zumbrati, “Get in the wheelbarrow…”

I guess the first thought is be careful what you wish for!  However the other insight from a leadership perspective do you trust your team to push the wheelbarrow.

Decide who your supporters are and are they providing the right challenges.  Lead your team by being the first on the tight rope and would they trust you to push the wheelbarrow?

Trust underpins every relationship we have – try really hard this week to trust more.

We can provide a half day workshop on Trust, asking challenging questions and building team relationships. Please see below:-



Workshop Objective

 To understand how Trust is central to anyone’s personal philosophy it underpins the way people live.

What will you gain?

  • Better working relationships
  • An understanding of personal relationships
  • Time saving tips – through better relationship management
  • The emphasis of Trust within your Organisational culture

Programme Outline

 An Exercise in Trust

 Team exercise – demonstrating if they trust each other the outcome/result will be delivered ahead of schedule.

“TRUST the smallest word that makes the biggest difference…”


Each delegate  will be asked to create a poster of themselves by using the word TRUST adding an adjective to each letter – they will be encouraged to make the posters as attractive as possible by using colour and images.

Key Questions on Trust – Group Exercise

The Facilitator will lead a discussion around the results and also reveal some facts around the subject.

Foundation of Relationships

Trust underpins all our relationships and the Facilitator will present the 5 main principles of Emotional Intelligence.

Brand & Consumer Relationships

 In pairs delegates will be given a branded product and will be asked to describe their frame of reference around that brand – what do they know already.

How could Trust save time?

 Using post-it notes the group will be asked to write down as many ways as possible as to how they can save time if they had more trusting relationships:-

Telling a story

 Storytelling is the most effective ways of getting a message across, this tool will be used as the review of the workshop.







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