Trust-is-the-Coin-of-the-Realm-by-George-P-Shultz (1)

I just turned one hundred years young. And I have been ruminating, as
encouraged by my wife, Charlotte, on the things that I learned over the
course of them. Looking back, I’m struck that there is one lesson that
I learned early and have relearned over and over for a century. Put simply:
“Trust is the coin of the realm.” When trust was in the room, whatever room
that was—the family room, the schoolroom, the coach’s 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.