Covey's eldest son comes a revolutionary new path towards productivity and satisfaction. Trust, says Stephen M. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees and constituents—is the essential The One Thing that Changes Everything.
Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees and constituents—is the essential ingredient for any high—performance, successful organization. For business leaders and public figures in any arena, The Speed of Trust offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in our every transaction and relationship—from the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interaction—and how to establish trust immediately so that you and your organization can forego the time—killing, bureaucratic check—and—balance processes so often deployed in lieu of actual trust.
Aug 06, Gabriela rated it it was amazing.
According to Stephen M. Covey, the new economy is looking for businesses and individuals who can practice the virtue of trust. The Speed of Trust shows the importance of trust and how the rate at which it is built can help businesses win over clients and employees too. The book proposes that establishing trust is essential to creating high performing companies. Gone are the days when companies would be secretive, make bad decisions and get away with it. Today's economy is increasingly becoming According to Stephen M. Today's economy is increasingly becoming open and information spreads fast.
How do you show your employees and customers that you value them and that you are on the same team? By working to build a transparent business culture, in which information is readily available, bureaucracy is eliminated and innovation is allowed to thrive. The ideas in the book resonate with me, not because they are moralistic but it is the way the economy is working today. A bad reputation will spread fast and will hurt your company and a good reputation will spread fast too and boost the company. I wish Covey showed how businesses could build back any lost trust.
Nevertheless, this is recommended reading for all business professionals. Jul 29, Claudia rated it really liked it Shelves: While Covey son of the 'famous' Covey sets out a great argument for trust in businesses, I, of course, look through the lens of an educator. I think the part that resonated the most with me was the first section on self trust, and the section about organizational trust.
Sometimes I found the parallels, sometimes I didn't.
That is exactly what should happen in While Covey son of the 'famous' Covey sets out a great argument for trust in businesses, I, of course, look through the lens of an educator. That is exactly what should happen in a classroom.
And the other section, about organizations, helped me look, not only at my own school, but the profession and helped me analyze part of the reason public education seems so mired in disfunction right now. We don't trust each other. We're coming from different stances, we don't understand, and we haven't taken the time to really trust. One thing that I kept noticing, like an underlying theme, is a huge problem I have with corporate reform That's what 'reformers' are doing. They're playing with education, with my profession.
Let's try this, let's try that. It's kids' lives they're messing with as they try this, and then try that. BUT that's the climate they're comfortable with, because they are not dealing with lives They can afford to be very very wrong We in education have to pick up wounded kids and try to restore their confidence So, I feel like I understand better. The thing about trust is that it has an opposite, and also a counterfeit. The opposite is easy. What an interesting concept. That's the person who tells you she trusts you while she's plotting something that will work to her advantage and your disadvantage.
I know people men and women who can do that with ease. I got tired of counting I got tired of the Covey vocabulary Kept wondering why 5, why That actually distracted me as I would count them off Lots of great lines What Gandhi thinks, what he says and what he does are all the same My life is an indivisible whole, and all my activities run into one another.
Stephen M.R. Covey shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients and, employees—is essential to a successful organization. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Trust is so integral to our relationships that we The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything - Kindle edition by Stephen M.R. Covey. Download it once and read it on your Kindle.
Leadership is getting results in a way that inspires trust. That brings me back to my education parallels. We are now living and working in a climate of little or NO trust. We don't trust them; they sure as heck don't trust us. The climate is toxic until someone begins to trust. I see it at the state level with our SDE; and at the national level. I saw no solution in this book, no breakthrough Mar 05, Chuck rated it it was amazing.
A very helpful book. Obviously geared to business it still works well in non-profit situations. I read it as a board member for a non-profit Christian organization in mind. Insightful and on target. The concept of extending trust, smart trust, rebuilding trust and the propensity to trust are deeply insightful. Plenty of good stories that helpfully illustrate the concepts. There's an edition called "summary". Wish I knew how good it was. Might be a good recom A very helpful book.
Might be a good recommendation. Oct 17, Ruth Hinds rated it it was amazing.
It helps you understand why you do or do not trust someone. It also teaches how to extend "smart trust" to others, and make yourself more trustworthy so others can trust you. Everything is broken down so clearly and there are so many action items so you can apply what you are learning right away!
One of my favorite books I've read! And I wasn't expecting that. Feb 07, Tony Jr. A fantastic book that I believe everyone, not just business leaders should read. As the title suggests, this book is about trust: I actually came to this book a bit skeptical and didn't expect to learn much. The author met and exceeded my expectations to say the least.
You definitely want to add this one to your library. Tony Rogers Jr Author of Visionary: Making a difference in a world that needs YOU. View all 3 comments. Nov 25, Academic Eric rated it really liked it Shelves: My concern with this book revolves around the following question. Will we truly benefit from ethics that are adopted merely for the sake of building trust in order to increase speed and reduce cost?
View all 5 comments. Jun 11, Alice rated it really liked it. The style, stories, quotes, and content were all highly engaging and relatable. I had an abundance of takeaways from this material that will be helpful to my work environment as well as my relationships with family and friends. Dec 24, Kitty rated it it was amazing. I loved this book. It actually taught me to look at things differently, not just in my work life but personal life as a way to build and inspire trust among my friends, family, coworkers, employees and bosses.
Nov 30, Connie Johnson rated it liked it. Has some very good points but a quick read. Jun 06, Dayton Koons rated it it was amazing.
I really quite enjoyed the insights Covey gives on trust. I recommend this to anyone because I think the idea of trust isn't understood enough. Covey outlines a concept of trust that is very understandable and actionable. Jul 07, Harry Lee rated it really liked it. It was given free at a company training event. Trust is an important part of life and relationships. And it was good to read a book that covers this. For me, I always like systematic thinking about abstract things. Ultimately you can dismiss this as another corporate self-help book Why I picked it: I heard about it from a respected colleague, and I would like to recommend it to clients dealing with toxic work environments.
The second best time is today. On the other hand, if developed and leveraged, that one thing has the potential to create unparalleled success and prosperity in every dimension of life. Yet, it is the least understood, most neglected, and most underestimated possibility of our time. That one thing is trust. At the end of the day, talent provides a deeper well than skills. There are, basically, three kinds of people: The difference is character. Everything happens fast with this group, and the relationship hardly costs us anything to maintain.
But with another supplier, we have very little trust. It takes forever to get anything done, and it costs us a lot of time and effort to support the relationship.