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The Speed of Trust

Updated: Feb 16, 2020

Author: Stephen M. R. Covey

Released: October, 2006

This is a great book. Even if you don't get bogged down in the details there is practical advice on how to be a good person in such a fashion that others will see it as well. I believe the messages in this book apply widely across ages and purposes. The first section is about self trust and the 4 cores of credibility: Integrity, Intent, Capabilities, Results. Good right? Your smart so draw the conclusions as what to do to each.

Next key point is how to build relationship trust with a simple 1.2.3 plan. Ok well it's 13 behaviors but they are all very intuitive when listed.

Talk straight, demonstrate respect, create transparency, right wrongs, show loyalty, deliver results, get better, confront reality, clarify expectations, practice accountability, list first, keep commitments, extend trust. Apply these behaviors at home, at work, with friends, and life gets better.

The book closes with Organizational, Market, and Societal trust followed briefly by inspiring trust in others. Building trust, creating trust, giving trust allows one to move fast and in this world you are hosed if you are not moving fast. Hey punks out there! Read this book and apply.

Verdict: Read it! Apply at a high level and it fits for at work, at home, with friends.

5 out of 5 boots!

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