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Rich Dad Poor Dad: S5 – E3 – The Beginning to Using the Mind

Being a product of two strong dads allowed me the luxury of observing the effects different thoughts have on one’s life. I noticed that people really do shape their lives through their thoughts. For example, my poor dad always said, “I’ll never be rich.”…

Stephen Covey’s Speed of Trust – Full Book Summary Part I – The Foundation

Wow! It’s been a hell of a ride. It’s been an emotional journey. This book was bought back in about October or November with a friend Anna, who has now influenced me to not only move to Vietnam, but to establish trust in her…

Propensity & Broken Trust Being a Beginning

For many people, broken trust is a dead end. It’s the end of a relationship, the end of an opportunity — sometimes even the end of self-confidence and the ability to ever trust again. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, I contend…

Stephen Covey: Families are Trust Organizations, too!

We’re back with family organizations and the speed of trust! Everything I’ve talked about up to this point, in this chapter, applies just as powerfully to the family as it does to any other organization. Families have greater trust when they are aligned, when…

High Trust Organization Dividends – Increased Value, Accelerated Growth

Oh, yes! We’re getting into high trust organization dividends now. Remember, when you add up the cost of all these taxes that are imposed in low-trust organizations, it’s apparent what the connection is between low trust, low speed and high cost. Increased Value The…

Stephen Covey: The 7 Low-Trust Organizational Taxes – Redundancy & Bureaucracy

In regards to my last podcast, this somewhat relates. When you do redundant tasks and you’re often criticized about them, you would probably stop doing them any longer, right? When you’re supervised, overlooked, and then made the talk of town because “his grammar was…

Stephen Covey: The 7 Low-Trust Organizational Taxes – Politics & Disengagement

In an organization, “politics” is defined as the use of tactics and strategy to gain power. Office politics divide a culture against itself by creating conflict with what author Lawrence MacGregor Serven calls the “enemy within” instead of the enemy without. Office politics generate…

How to Effect Organizational Change — Checklist

What symbols exist in your organization? What do they communicate over to everyone else? Do they create trust? What are the results? Does my organization have Integrity? Do we know what we stand for? Do our structures and systems reflect a basic paradigm of…

Checking Organization Trust/Distrust

As promised in the podcast, here are the questions and bullet points for checking organizational trust. Take a few minutes to ask these questions before reading further. How would you describe a low-trust organization? How would you describe a high-trust organization? Which description best…