Publish: Published October 17th 2006 by Free Press (first published January 1st 2006)
ISBN: ISBN 074329730X (ISBN13: 9780743297301)
From Stephen R. Covey’s eldest son comes a revolutionary new path towards productivity and satisfaction. Trust, says Stephen M.R. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trustand the speed at which it is established with clients, employees and constituentsis the essential ingredient for any highperformance, successful organization. For business leaders and public figures in any arena, The Speed of Trust offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in our every transaction and relationshipfrom the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interactionand how to establish trust immediately so that you and your organization can forego the timekilling, bureaucratic checkandbalance processes so often deployed in lieu of actual trust.
Some Reviews: 16,930 ratings 573 reviews in Goodreads.com
Overall a very good book that highlights some key aspects of trust. The book also has some very good real world anecdotes about how a lot of his “4 cores” and “13 behaviors” can help improve many aspects of life.My primary concern with the book is at times it feel like it gives non-answers to some important points it raises. Or subtly contradicts itself in places. I found myself noticing the most in the section about extending “smart trust.”
Overall still an enlightening, fascinating, and worthwhile read.
This is one of the better leadership books I’ve read. The concept is pretty basic, but the cost of trust or mistrust is something that many leaders overlook. Most readers will probably find many concepts obvious, but I actually liked that because leaders don’t always have the same strengths or weaknesses. I liked how the author organized his thoughts and that the anecdotes were applicable and not overly repetitive. The Stakeholder Trust section was horribly boring and I’m not sure I absorbed any of that, but I really enjoyed the rest of the book and I plan to add it to my collection.
Very good fundamental book. Very good complementary to Covey’s 7 Habits. If you and your organization is ready to move to the highest level with transparency and trust driving all great things happening to your team shifting from micro managed centralized organization to empowered highly performing teams and individuals then it is good book to read. If you are not ready then you should start with “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”. If you think you got it, then do the next step and go for this book.