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Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace, 3rd Edition by Michelle Reina, Dennis Reina

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CHAPTER FIVE

Your Readiness and Willingness to Trust

When our son Patrick turned thirteen, Dennis took him on a two-week “rite of passage” survival trek into the backcountry of the High Sierra of Yosemite National Park. The altitude was high, the air was thin, and the trail was dusty and difficult. This was heart of bear country, and on the fifth night, while Patrick and Dennis were cooking a pot of stew on the camp stove, a mother bear and three cubs strolled into their campsite. Within two minutes, the mother bear had scrambled up the tree just outside of camp where the food cache hung, taken one swipe at the nylon bag, and ripped the bottom open, dumping all of their provisions on the ground. For the next several hours, the mother bear taught ...

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