Tag: stephencovey

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…

Restoring Relationship Trust

Another area that creates huge trust issues in personal relationships is money. As many marriage counselors affirm, money problems are a key cause of divorce. While many such problems are caused by lack of character (selfish or impulsive spending, attempts to control or restrict…

Restoring Organizational Trust

Restoring trust within an organization may seem difficult, particular if the focus is almost exclusively on producing and is not balanced by the need to maintain the capacity to produce in the future. However, the fact that high-trust organizations outperform low-trust organizations by three…

Restoring Societal Trust

Restoring trust on the societal level means rebuilding trust in countries, institutions, industries, professions, and in other people generally. it includes counteracting suspicion and cynicism and replacing it with contribution, value creation, and ethical behavior. Stephen M. Covey Wow, kind of a big one,…

When You have Lost the Trust of Others

Whether you lose the trust of others through a conscious act of betrayal, poor judgement, an honest mistake, a failure of competence, or a simple misunderstanding, the path to restoration is the same — to increase your personal credibility and behave in ways that…

Stephen Covey’s Smart Trust Matrix Zones

Zone 1 (High Propensity to Trust; Low Analysis) is the “Blind Trust” zone of gullibility. It’s the Pollyanna approach where people blissfully trust everyone. This is where we find those “suckers who are born every minute” — those people who are a sure bet…

Stephen Covey’s “Smart Trust” Matrix

We’re back with another blog, although it’s been a long time making personal development blogs! Much apologies, but here’s an excellent Matrix, along with my explanation, in the podcast down below. Learning how to extend “Smart Trust” is a function of two factors —…

How to Build your brand

Building your brand. Talk task, right? Let’s start off with some basic questions. Who do you want to be seen as online? What is your message? What is it you’re trying to build and help people with? It’s always the “help.” Understand when you’re…

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…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Katarina on Mindful Speaking/Speech (Transcript Available

Welcome back to another ESL podcast, everyone! Today was a special day to debut not only the ESL podcast, but the transcript! Now, I must warn you, I didn’t go through the entire manuscript, but here it is, along with the YouTube video and…