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Building and maintaining trust from clients is only one side of the coin – don’t forget about your staff and colleagues, says Geraint Jones

17 June 2013

Establishing a new business (or team) is like bringing life into the world. New parents may spend hours thinking about what kind of a person they want their child to become and what they can do to make that happen.

It's similar for business founders. They must consider what type of a firm they want. What will be its mission and vision? How will it behave to its employees and others? How will it market itself and what will be the underlying culture? In short, defining ?its personality.

Let me start with a question. How many of you could honestly say that if you started with the proverbial blank sheet of paper, you would plan your business to be the way it is? Very few, I imagine. Firms have a habit of mutating ?in unpredictable ways.

If I was starting out today, my blank sheet would include words such as professional, ethical, respectful, dynamic and innovative - and the most important word, trust. There is much talk about the role of the tru...

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