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Trust is soft.
Trust is slow.
Trust is for wimps.
Trusting people is too risky.
Trust can't be taught.

These are common myths about trust.

Covey_smrBut what is the truth about trust?  Find out in this audio interview with Stephen M.R. Covey who will soon publish a book entitled "The Speed of Trust".

Stephen MR  (pictured) is the eldest son of Dr. Stephen  R. Covey who authored "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People".  Stephen MR is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world.  He is now the co-founder and CEO of his own firm CoveyLink which is a learning and consulting practice focused on enabling leaders and organizations to increase and leverage trust to achieve superior performance. 

As a teacher of team and leadership skills, there is no doubt that you seek to build trust among team members.  But how best to do it?

Speed_of_trust_1In this interview Stephen MR Covey shares strategies, tactics and tools to help you establish, grow, extend, and restore  trust with all stakeholders (customers, suppliers, investors,  and co-workers). 

Click on the link below to listen to the interview.

Download stephen_mr_covey_mp3_sm.mp3

Trust is THE critical leadership competency in the new global economy. Trust is more important than vision, strategy, skills, systems and structure and... the list goes on.  Trust is what will make your team outstanding.


Jayne Nielsen

Hi Tom,

I also believe that trust is the foundation of any relationship...personal or professional.

I'd like to share a few words (about trust) witten by John Maxwell. The quote comes from his book he co-authored with Jim Dornan called Becoming a Person of Influence. Maxwell writes, "The bottom line when it comes to integrity is that it allows others to trust you. And without trust, you have nothing. Trust is the single most imporant factor in personal and professional relationships. It is the glue that holds people together. And it is the key to becoming a personal of influence..."

You might not always agree with everything someone says or does but if you trust him (or her) then you don't have to worry about their motives. Trust and integrity walk can't have one without the other.

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