In Brene Brown’s book, Dare to Lead, the author dispels common myths about modern-day workplace culture and shows you that true leadership requires nothing but vulnerability, values, trust, and resilience.

One major point the author expounds on, is the idea of trust. To create trust in all your relationships, remember the acronym BRAVING.

Boundary-setting. Clarifying and respecting each other’s limits is crucial to a collaborative relation.
Reliability. If we can’t rely on another to keep our word, what good is it?
Accountability. Making mistakes is normal. Sweeping them under the rug isn’t.
Vault-closing. Trust is a safeguard for information. If you don’t break my confidentiality, I won’t break yours.
Integrity. Whatever your core two values are, never compromise them.
Non-judgement. When you replace judgment with curiosity, you turn isolation into connection.
Generosity. Leave lots of room in your interpretations and expectations. This way, others will always turn to you.

Whenever you’re in a difficult situation that requires communication to solve, you can dig into these behaviors and find the one that’ll help get things back on track.