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The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything | [Stephen R. Covey, Rebecca R. Merrill]

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

A groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book, The Speed of Trust challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver -- a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing.
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Publisher's Summary

A groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book, The Speed of Trust challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue. Instead, it demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver -- a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing.

Written from his informed perspective as the former CEO of a $100 million enterprise, Covey draws on his pragmatic experience growing the Covey Leadership Center (founded by his father, Dr. Stephen R. Covey) from a shareholder value of less than $3 million to a value of more than $160 million.

Covey articulates why trust has become the key leadership competency of the new global economy. He eloquently informs readers of how to inspire lasting trust in their personal and professional relationships, and in so doing to create unparalleled success and sustainable prosperity in every dimension of life. He shows business, government, and education leaders how to quickly and permanently gain the trust of clients, coworkers, partners, and constituents. The author convincingly makes the case that trust is a measurable performance accelerator, and that when trust goes up, speed also goes up while cost comes down, producing what Covey calls a "trust dividend".

This powerful new audiobook reveals the 13 behaviors common to high-trust leaders throughout the world and demonstrates actionable insights that will enable you to increase and inspire trust in your important relationships.

©2006 CoveyLink. All rights reserved; (P)2006 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"This book can change lives. Covey helps us understand how to nurture and inspire immediate trust in every encounter, which is the foundation for true and lasting success in life...Interesting and enlightening." (Larry King)
"This book by leadership expert Covey is a welcome guide to nurturing trust in our professional and personal lives....The author effectively reminds us that there's plenty of room for improvement on this virtue....Covey's down-to-earth approach and disarming personal stories go a long way to establish rapport with his listener." (Publisher's Weekly)

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  • Christopher
    SOMERS, MT, United States
    13/09/07
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    "Son of Covey carries on the legacy..."

    He ran the company his Dad founded (Covey Leadership Center) up until they merged with FranklinQuest.

    Now, in this book, Stephen M. R. Covey explores in greater depth the foundation of the character ethic so eloquently taught by his father: trust.

    This book will give you new insights on how important trust really is, and just how much so many people and organizations have taken it for granted.

    (And unlike his father, his narration isn't in monotone! :-) )

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • David
    12/02/13
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    "Trust Shouldn't Be Taken For Granted"
    If you could sum up The Speed of Trust in three words, what would they be?

    A must read for anyone who thinks their a leader. This book has me reflecting on all the relationships I have destroyed in my life and what I can do to make sure I don't cause more destruction in the future. It's going on my read once a year list.


    What other book might you compare The Speed of Trust to and why?

    Patrick Lencioni, 5 Dysfunctions of a Team


    Have you listened to any of Stephen R. Covey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but he is great in this book


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    NO WAY, too much to digest in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this book to any leader who REALLY wants to be a better leader.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hrafn
    GardabaerIceland
    10/03/09
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    "Fantastic message for world in crisis"

    Great book on the foundation of all human realtionships ...trust. To understand prosperity we need to understand how to build trust. Stephen M.R. Covey has jumped on the field with this outstanding book and is making his own path in great books on leadership. This book really got me ... and now I am training my leaders on it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • DGM
    27/11/08
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    "HIghly recommended"

    An excellent book. To the point, good information. Easy to follow, makes sense.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica
    York, PA, USA
    24/03/08
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    "ok"

    I thought this book was going to be more relationship oriented. I didn't get a lot out of this book, I found it disappointing.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Bruce Wright
    Portland, OR United States
    13/09/14
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    "Very Disappointed"
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was very disappointed by how little the audio version covered. If I had time to sit around for hours reading a (free) web site, then I would do that. The whole reason I bought the audio book was so that I could listen to it (over and over again for years?), while I did other things. The superficial paucity of information included in the Audible version was not worth $3.00, let alone more!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Lafayette, CO, United States
    26/08/13
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    "It was worth $10"

    I've read the book and I needed a refresher. I figured it was worth $10 to have it on hand to listen to it occasionally. It turned out to be pretty good and worth it even if you haven't read the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Coby
    Leganes, Spain
    18/07/13
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    "I just didn't feel like it was a compelling book."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I was expecting more.


    What was most disappointing about Stephen R. Covey and Rebecca R. Merrill ’s story?

    Way too simple - of course you will gain someones trust if make committments and fulfill them. Of course you will lose someones trust if you lie to them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Braam
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    09/07/12
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    "Refresher!"
    What did you love best about The Speed of Trust?

    It was good as a "bird's eye view" of the book.


    What aspect of Stephen R. Covey’s performance would you have changed?

    Practicality without superficiality in his content.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mohamed
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    28/10/11
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    "again amazing!!"

    what is really unique about Covey is ; how he put human relation and relations into equations. he is a pioneer , that is for sure !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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