Princeton’s Doctor David Miller | How to Gain Trust with Your Organization | Turning to the Bible for Advice on Trust

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Americans are increasingly showing that they do not trust organizations and businesses. On today’s show, Princeton’s Dr. David Miller shares with us why you should look at the faith-based text to regain trust with your clients, employees, and the marketplace.

Washington Examiner

“Leaders are always in search of good ideas,” said Princeton University professor David W. Miller, a first-time Davos speaker who will offer 12 “Abrahamic traditions” to increase trust.

Towards a ‘Restoration of Trust’: Preliminary Insights and Lessons from Wisdom Traditions 

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  1. Yes, yes, yes and yes! Thrivetime Nation on today’s show we are interviewing David MIller who is Princeton University professor who actually teaches business people to search in the Bible for advice on trust! David, welcome onto the Thrivetime Show. How are you sir?!
  2. I was reading your article in the Washington Examiner, what inspired you for this?
    1. Religions are really good at helping people back into a state of trust with the community.
  3. How should a boss get trust back with an organization?
    1. If the policy states something, you have to follow the policy.
    2. More companies are not giving someone a second chance.
    3. If there is not an ultimate rule, it is much harder. Options are few in a small company.
    4. You can do what you want but it hurts your credibility.
  4. Dr. David Miller How can an organization like the Astros restore trust?
    1. Leadership knew about it.
    2. In our paper, we talk about the 3 traditions believe. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
    3. Early confessions are always less expensive than later confessions.
  5. Dr. David Miller, I know that you are doing big things now, but what was your life like growing up and where did you grow up?
  6. When did you first figure out what you wanted to do professionally?
    1. Sometimes you have experiences tilt your path.
    2. How did I get here?
      1. Hard work. God’s blessing. It’s really hard to say. 
      2. I never would have thought that I would be in business for 16 years and end up in Princeton 
    3. Have a plan for focus but be open to change as your life unfolds.
  7. How would you describe what you do?
    1. I take the truth from anywhere. Whether it’s from a poem, song, bible, saying, or anything. Truth is Truth.
    2. We look at all traditions
  8. When did you first feel like you were truly beginning to gain traction with your career?
  9. How did you land a professor’s dream job and the job at Princeton University?
  10. When did you first get focused on the idea that business people should turn to the Bible for advice on Trust?
  11. What kind of reception has your advice been getting?
  12. What would you say to someone who just categorically rejects any taught by Judaism or Christianity? 
  13. David in your Washington Examiner interview you said, “It’s not about religiosity. It’s about wisdom,” what do you mean by this?
  14. David, what advice would you have for an organization like The Houston Astros…where the team has been systemically cheating?
  15. David, the CEO of McDonald’s was fired for dating an employee…in your opinion, how should situations like this be handled where a boss is dating an employee?
  16. Where are most business people getting it wrong in the area of building trust with their employees?
  17. Once a business owner has lost the trust of his or her employees, how can they get it back?
  18. Where are most organizations get it wrong in the area of building trust with their customers?
  19. Philip Morris International—a company not historically synonymous with a high level of trust with consumers—underwrote your study, and they also gave you complete freedom to take it wherever you want. What are they trying to learn from your research? 
  20. You come across as a very proactive person…so how do you typically organize the first four hours of your and what time do you typically wake up?
  21. What are a few of the daily habits that you believe have allowed you to achieve success?
  22. What mentor has made the biggest impact on your career thus far?
  23. Dr. David Miller What advice would you give the younger version of yourself?
  24. We find that most successful entrepreneurs tend to have idiosyncrasies that are actually their superpowers…what idiosyncrasy do you have?
  25. What message or principle that you wish you could teach everyone?
  26. You are super successful, but what do you struggle with the most…what is your weakness…what is your kryptonite? 
  27. What are a couple of books that you believe that all of our listeners should read?
  28. Dr. David Miller You’ve got the mic, what is one thing that you want to share with the Thrive Nation before you drop the mic?
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