DISCOVERING THE POWER OF TRUST
Join Severin de Wit on a captivating global journey in the TrustTalk podcast as we explore the profound impact of trust. From expert insights to inspiring stories, unravel the transformative role of trust in shaping our lives and societies.
Trust Research, Trust Repair and Vulnerability
Understanding the Trust-Law Dynamic: Insights on Legitimacy
The Impact of Political Trust on Representative Democracy
Unveiling Online Trust: Insights from Pew on Modern Challenges
Immigration, Ethnic Diversity & Trust
Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust
National Identity, Partisan Polarization and Trust
Building Trust and Empowering Women in Leadership
Why Trust Matters
Trust & Lobbying
Trust & Ethics
360 Degrees Trust
Exploring Trust in Law: a multi-disciplinary perspective
The Human Psyche and Trust
Rebuild Trust between Science and Society
Trust and the Role of Central Banks
Santa Claus’ Christmas interview
Trust and Internet Data
Does Gen Z still trust?
Trust & the Future of Democracy
Our guest today is Francis Fukuyama. He is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a faculty member of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, and a professor of Political Science. His interest in philosophy and inspiration for his later work came from his undergraduate teacher, Allan Bloom. He talks about interpersonal trust that enables formal institutions to establish property rights and the rule of law[...]
Trifecta of Trust
In his book, Trifecta of Trust, psychometrics and leadership expert Joseph R. Folkman has collected compelling data to make the case for the value of trust in leadership. His research shows that there are three core behaviors that create and reinforce trust from others. By mastering this leadership trust trifecta, you can increase success and happiness, both in business and in life.
Trust Elevates Performance
Today's guests are Deloitte's Michael Bondar and Natasha Buckley. Michael is a principal in Deloitte's Advisory Business and the US and global leader of Deloitte's Enterprise Trust Practice. Natasha is a senior manager at the Deloitte Centre for Integrated Research. Trust drives enterprise performance and mitigates risk. Trust elevates customer and brand loyalty, which can increase revenue. It enhances levels of workforce engagement, which can result in increased productivity and workforce retention. They[...]
Trust Elevates Performance
Trust & CEO Excellence
Edelman’s Trust Research
Our guest today is Reinhard Stelter, Professor of Sport- and Coaching Psychology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He advocates a new form of coaching as a transformational dialogue, one that fosters trust between the coach and the dialogue partner by a more relational “attunement” or resonating with the coaching partner. He refers to the need for what the German sociologist Hartmut Rosa called “Resonance”, to show that in times of ever-growing acceleration in technology, private interactions,[...]
What can Robotics and AI teach us about Trust?
As a researcher in AI and robotics, Professor Benjamin Kuipers, in this interview, sees increasing applications of AI in our society. It is natural to wonder whether the behavior of these artificially intelligent systems should somehow be governed by ethics. There is general agreement that ethics imposes constraints on individual behavior for the benefit of society as a whole. There is also a general recognition that trust is important, for individuals, organizations, and society as a whole. But aside[...]
Trust and Global Cooperation
Our guest today is Jason Rhys Parry, Senior Content R&D at Sapienship, the global social impact company, founded by Yuval Noah Harari and Itzik Yahav and headed by Naama Avital. Sapienship's mission is to focus global attention on the most important collective challenges facing the world today, through entertainment, education and investments.
In this interview, he talks about an old mechanism for academics to build trust, the footnote, and the damaging effect hiding scientific work behind paywalls[...]
A Trustworthy Government
Net Positive Companies Build Trust
Trust Solutions and The New Equation
Trust Science or the Scientist?
International Relations, Diplomacy & Trust
This interview with Richard Ned Lebow, Professor of International Political Theory at the Department of War Studies at King’s College in London, was taken, just before Russia invaded Ukraine. We talked about trust in international relations, about the view that asking Ukraine to renounce membership of NATO is dangerous (which he does not agree with), and a discussion that was rendered moot with the news about Russia invading Ukraine.
Trust is an important element in diplomacy mentioning[...]
International Relations, Diplomacy & Trust
How to Effectively Regain Trust?
Trusted B-Lab & B-Corp companies
Trust Responsible Drug Use
Trusted Digital Identity
Trust Development and Conflict Management
Roy Lewicki, the Irving Abramowitz Memorial Professor Emeritus at the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. He is a leading scholar in the study of trust development and trust repair, negotiation, and conflict management processes. Trust repair is a critical part of negotiations, but also in marital therapy, community mediation, or business relationships. Apologies are important for repairing trust. He talks about the six components that make an apology work to restore trust. Trust works both on a[...]
Trust and the Food Safety Challenge
Trust and the Moral Molecule
How to handle Distrust in Organizations?
Trust and Military Leadership
Admiral Bauer is NATO’s most senior military officer. In his first podcast interview he talks about the crucial role of trust in the military training and operations, about his years at the Naval Academy and the international retreat from Afghanistan, about “mission command” and his personal mantra “Expect the Unexpected”. He speaks of military personnel as highly educated and trained professionals, who do not conform to popular stereotyping, about ethical choices in combat and the difference between trust[...]
Trust and Cybersecurity
Trust, Tragedy, Taliban and twenty years Afghanistan
Trust and Teamwork
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Trust
Seven tools for building a business people trust
How the digital age transformed trust in copyright
Trust in negotiations and dispute resolution
Trust, a Key Factor in a Law Firm
Trust and the pharmaceutical industry
AstraZeneca, frequently in the news because of its Covid-19 vaccine, is more commonly known for its oncology medicines. The pharmaceutical industry is heavily regulated and interviewing a corporate officer obviously is walking on your toes. TrustTalk podcast host Severin de Wit had an interview on April 26, in the middle of the second virus wave, with Ad Antonisse, Director Market Access and Government Affairs at AstraZeneca. In[...]
The Research Challenge of Trust
Interview with professor Guido Möllering, director and Chair of Management at the Reinhard Mohn Institute at the Witten-Herdecke University in Witten, Germany, and editor-in-chief of the “Journal of Trust Research”. Is trust a useful subject for research as it is so elusive and hard to define? We talk about his 2006 book “Trust, Reason, Routine, Reflexivity". Inspired by the German sociologist Georg Simmel he reflects on trust as the ability to believe in someone without being able[...]
Trust and the Promise of Blockchain
Regaining Trust in Journalism
Interview with Judit Neurink, an independent journalist who lived and worked in the Middle East. Trust is of great importance in her field of work. When training young journalists in Iraq she warned them that if they lie to their public, people will lose their trust. But many had no choice, as they worked for party media only interested in the truth of the party. Talking to[...]
Identity, Security and Zero Trust
Interview with Jacoba Sieders, Independent digital identity thought leader. In her view, controls and architectures to protect our important information need to be adjusted to a new reality of “zero trust”: data is distributed and in transit everywhere, across safe and unsafe devices and hyperconnected ecosystems. Identity- and access management is the guardian angel at the front door of systems and touches on all digital processes. Ideally, user convenience, privacy, and security are equally[...]
Trust and the Judiciary
Interview with Geert Corstens. As a former President of the Netherlands Supreme Court, he made great efforts to improve and maintain trust in the judiciary by advocating more openness in publishing judgments, press summaries, and giving interviews, which was not always wholeheartedly applauded by his colleagues. The legislative branch of government and the executive, two parts of the Trias Politica, have financial means and can enforce even by using force if need be, the third part, the[...]
Economic Insecurity and Trust
The Trusted Advisor
The Trust Gap
We interview Steven Heywood, General Manager of Edelman in The Netherlands, known for the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. The 2021 findings of the Edelman Trust Barometer show an alarming divergence in trust between two distinct groups of people, the “informed public” and the mass population, which has a much lower level of trust. A minority of those surveyed practice “good information hygiene’ which includes news management, avoiding echo chambers, verify information[...]
Trust, Vitamin S, and Well-Being
Enterprise Risk and Trust
Brands, Marketing & Trust
The Covid-19 Vaccines, Trust and Public Health
Interview with Harvard Professor Barry R. Bloom. He speaks about trust and public health aspects and of the Covid-19 virus vaccines, its development, and distribution, about the differences with developing vaccines against diseases like polio, influenza, and pneumonia. He blames social media for causing distrust as people think that science has been fast in producing a vaccine in just 11 months since we first experienced the virus. He points out that more than 10 years of investment[...]
Corporate Culture and Gaining Trust
Interview with Hélène Vletter-van Dort. She is professor in Financial Law and Corporate Governance at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She is member of Supervisory Boards of financial services company NN (formerly known as Nationale Nederlanden) and The Dutch Public Broadcasting Organization NPO as well as Chair of the Supervisory Board of Intertrust NV. She speaks about commitment and culture and is inspired by Ben Horowitz’ book: “What You Do is Who Your Are”. At the center of[...]
How important is trust in Corporate Governance?
Interview with prof. Jaap Winter, one of Europe’s leading experts on corporate governance on the importance of trust. He contributed to the first corporate governance rules in The Netherlands, “Code Tabaksblat”. He talks about the “Agency theory” and “substantial variable pay” arrangements for corporate executives, about acting in self-interest and how the wrong incentives create mistrust, which, in the words of Harvard professor Michael Jensen, would only led agents (executives) to “lie twice”. Trust is on the other[...]
Global Institutions and Technology-Mediated Trust
Dr. Balázs Bodó, researcher at the Institute of Information Law at the University of Amsterdam, describes 3 dimensions of “technology-mediated trust”. The known and unknown risks of new technologies, how we interact with these technologies, and whether they are trustworthy. Global institutions – moving at a slow pace - have failed to establish trust that they are capable of handling worldwide challenges like climate change, mass human displacement, and global[...]
The role of communications
How do managers trust “unsolicited advice”?
Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Trust
Interview with Rick Schmitz, CEO of Netherlands based LTO Network, provider of a secure, blockchain based, GDPR and compliant platform for companies that rely on trustworthy contract certification, data sharing, process automation, and collaboration. We talk about the importance of trust for blockchain solutions.
In the interview, Rick talks about the relationship between blockchain, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and the role of trust. Blockchain adds a trust layer on data. Do we need to embrace or[...]
Trust: What do we mean by it?
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