Trust, respect and vulnerability are not just for use at home and in our private lives. When cultivated in the workplace, they form the foundation of healthy organizations and company culture.

We often make the mistake that what applies in our private life somehow doesn’t apply to our work life. But the rules of human connection apply to both. The way we treat people in our private life and those close to us, and how we nurture those relationships, is how we should treat those we work with.

Because after all, you can’t influence those who don’t respect you. You can’t influence those who don’t trust you. And you can’t influence those who feel you don’t care about them.

It’s that simple.