In 2006, Stephen M.R. Covey, with coauthor Rebecca R. Merrill, wrote a book from which I have quoted at practically every single one of my live programs.
The Speed of Trust showed the world that trust — typically thought of as a “soft skill” — is actually a quantifiable skill with huge economic value and, as the authors say, “the one thing that changes everything.”
Now, Stephen (son of the legendary Dr. Stephen R. Covey of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People fame), along with his business partner, Greg Link (as well as Ms. Merrill), is back with a new book which shows how to create prosperity, energy and joy in a low-trust world.
As indicated by the title, this has nothing to do with naivete. It is not blind trust. Neither is it distrust. As the author shares, however, it is a third alternative; a different way of seeing and being, known as Smart Trust.
Enjoy this discussion with Stephen.
After listening to Stephen, how do you feel you do in terms of your sense of “Smart Trust?”
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