New Book Series: Stephen Covey’s ‘The Speed of Trust’

After contemplating for a while, I decided to go back to personal development while doing Crypto.  I will switch Crypto to two days a week (Tuesday & Thursday) and back to one of my favorite authors EVER — Stephen Covey.  Because my blogs featuring Stephen Covey’s work have gotten so many views over the past year, I decided to go back to his work because I believe it has struck a nerve of a lot of people out there.  So, here’s an overview and a foreword about what I’ll be covering.

  • The one thing that changes everything.
  • How trust affects the trajectory and outcome of our lives — both personally and professionally — and what we can do to change it.
  • Nothing is as Fast as the Speed of Trust.
  • You Can Do Something About This!
  • Cores of Credibility
  • The Principle of Behavior
  • Talk Straight
  • Demonstrate Respect
  • Create Transparency
  • Right Wrongs
  • Show Loyalty
  • Deliver Results
  • Get Better
  • Confront Reality
  • Clarify Expectations
  • Practice Accountability
  • Listen First
  • Keep Commitments
  • Extend Trust
  • Organizational Trust
  • Market Trust
  • Societal Trust
  • Inspiring Trust


“I’ll never forget an experience I had several years ago when I worked for a short stint with a major investment banking firm in New York City.  We had just come out of a very exhausting meeting, during which it had become evident that there were some serious internal trust issues.  These issues were slowing things down and negatively affecting execution.  The senior leader said to me privately, “These meetings are dysfunctional and a waste of time.  I don’t trust her, him, etc.

Stephen Covey said, “why? Why don’t you work hard on increasing trust?”

He replied seriously, “look, Stephen, you need to understand either you can trust or you can’t. We don’t have it, and there’s nothing we can do about it.”

I strongly disagree.  In fact, both my personal life and my work as a business practitioner over the past 20 years have convinced me that there is a lot we can do about it.  We can increase trust — much faster than we think — and doing so will have a huge impact, both in the quality of our lives and in the results we’re able to achieve.

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