The Speed of Trust
IN THIS SUMMARY
According to Stephen M. R. Covey (son of the bestselling author Stephen R. Covey), there is one thing that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy, and civilization worldwide. It affects every effort in which humankind is engaged, changing the quality of every present moment, and altering the trajectory of every future moment, both personally and professionally. This one thing, which changes everything, is trust—the foundation of the most powerful governments, the most successful businesses, the most thriving economies, the most influential leaders, the greatest friendships, or the deepest loves.
The Speed of Trust challenges the assumptions that trust is merely a soft social virtue and articulates why it has become the key leadership competency of the new global economy. Covey demonstrates how to quickly and permanently gain the trust of clients, coworkers, partners, and constituents so as to make organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing.