Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Leading at the Speed of Trust - Stephen M. R. Covey

Building an organizational culture of trust and collaboration is essential to achieve consistent high performance.   Leaders have an obligation to turn trust into a strength and promote it throughout their organizations.

In this video, Covey talks about the high price we as both individuals and society pay for low trust. Many people have the wrong notion that trust is some soft, fuzzy, non-quantifiable value that has no place in the hard-nosed business world, but Covey points out that this couldn't be farther from the truth. In powerful example after powerful example, he illustrates how high trust cut down on the TIME and COST needed to accomplish a project.  Trust is economic and has a high impact on organizations.

To watch the video, click on the title of this post above.

Stephen M. R. Covey is co-founder and CEO of CoveyLink Worldwide. Covey personally led the strategy that propelled his father's book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine.

What is the trust level in your organization?  What can you do to increase it?

Until next time...

Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR

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