Bidirectional Trust

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Stephen M R Covey

In today’s world, can trust really be created, extended, and received? Stephen M. R. Covey, Global Practice Leader, Global Speed of Trust Practice, former President and CEO of Covey Leadership Center, and bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust—The One Thing That Changes Everything would say, “Absolutely YES”. While it’s not easy, it is essential for greater effectiveness, competitive advantage, and profitability. In this CareerCast, Stephen shares how individuals in organizations – from entrepreneurial to global entities – create trust one-on-one, within teams, and more broadly.

Aired June 17, 2022

Stephen M. R. Covey is a New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust—The One Thing That Changes Everything. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Stephen personally led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine.

As President and CEO of Covey Leadership Center, Stephen nearly doubled revenues while increasing profits by 12 times. During that period, the company expanded throughout the world into over 40 countries, greatly increasing the value of the brand and enterprise. The company was valued at $2.4 million when Stephen was named CEO, and, within three years, he had grown shareholder value to $160 million in a merger he orchestrated with Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey.

Stephen co-founded CoveyLink, a consulting practice, which focuses on enabling leaders and organizations to increase and leverage trust to achieve superior performance.

Stephen recently merged CoveyLink with FranklinCovey, forming the Global Speed of Trust Practice, where Stephen serves as Global Practice Leader.

How to Win Friends and Influence People: Updated For the Next Generation of Leaders by Dale Carnegie (2022)

Making Things Right at Work: Increase Teamwork, Resolve Conflict, and Build Trust by Gary Chapman, Jennifer M Thomas, et al. (2022)

Trust and Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others by Stephen M.R. Covey (2022)

Building Trust: Exceptional Leadership in an Uncertain World by Darryl Stickel, Ph.D. (2022)

Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts By Brené Brown (2021)

Trust at Work: Tactics and Tools for Building High Performing Teams by Roger Ferguson and Doug Thorpe (2021)

Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work by Melody Wilding, LMSW (2021)

Leading With Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, And Inspire Action On Your Most Important Work by Peter Bregman (2018)

Choosing Leadership: A Workbook by Linda Ginzel PhD (2018)

The Art of Authenticity: Tools to Become an Authentic Leader by Karissa Thacker (2016)

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