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3.00085834896811 out of 53.00085834896811 out of 53.00085834896811 out of 53.00085834896811 out of 53.00085834896811 out of 5 3.00 (4,264 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen M. R. Covey Narrator: Stephen M. R. Covey, Rebecca R. Merrill Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9780743561983
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In the riveting style of The Tipping Point, Stephen M. R. Covey uncovers the overlooked and underestimated power of trust in a gripping look into what he calls "the one thing that changes everything." Groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting, The Speed of Trust demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver -- a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing.

   

The former CEO of Covey Leadership Center (founded by his father, Dr. Stephen R. Covey), Covey draws on his experience leading a $100 million enterprise to explain how trust can help you create unparalleled success and sustainable prosperity in every dimension of life. He reveals the 13 Behaviors common to high-trust leaders and persuasively demonstrates actionable insights that will enable you to increase and inspire trust in all of your important relationships. The Speed of Trust presents a road map to establish trust on every level, build character and competence, enhance credibility, and create leadership that inspires confidence.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This book can change lives.” 

    Larry King

  • “Covey convincingly validates our experience at Dell—that trust has a bottom-line impact on results and that when trust goes up, speed goes up while costs come down. This principle applies not only in our professional relationships with customers, business partners, and team members but also in our personal relationships, which makes this insightful book all the more valuable.” 

    Kevin Rollins, President and CEO, Dell Inc. 

  • “Covey brilliantly focuses on that overlooked bedrock of democratic capitalism—trust. Like the air we breathe, we too often take this critical intangible for granted. As Covey makes clear, we do so at our ultimate competitive peril.” 

    Steve Forbes, President and CEO, Forbes 

  • “Trust is so integral to our relationships that we often take it for granted, yet in an era marked by business scandals and a desire for accountability this book by leadership expert Covey is a welcome guide to nurturing trust in our professional and personal lives.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 Greg | 5/23/2017

    " Excellent approach to understanding and creating trust "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robfields01 | 5/8/2017

    " Well worth the time and money well spent, if you are going to read or listen but not apply the information then this book is not for you. If you want to improve then the information contained in this book can help. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 2/20/2014

    " This was okay. It had some good information in it, but I am not disciplined for these kind of books. There is so many I want to read that it was hard to make myself read this for knowledge instead of pleasure. By the end, I wanted to scream! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 2/14/2014

    " This is a great book -- personally and professionally! It discusses the five levels of trust and how trust begins with you (4 Cores and 13 Behaviors). Without trust everything else crumbles. I highly recommend this! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kalsoum | 2/9/2014

    " Treat people decently, and they will trust you. Trust is a good thing. It's not exactly rocket science. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stanley | 2/9/2014

    " Too short but good info "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 2/6/2014

    " good info. i often find non-fiction such a droll to read. trudged through it, but interesting perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron Mcintyre | 1/29/2014

    " Great followup to 7 Habits. Necessary but not necessarily executed well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 1/7/2014

    " Good premise, although I didn't feel moved or motivated. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bob | 1/6/2014

    " This book is a 30 page book stretched out to 300+. The basic message of the book is good but too long. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim Brule | 1/3/2014

    " Not much new in this book. Read it as a job requirement - can't recommend it beyond some pretty basic ideas that, if you're like me, you've integrated a long time ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 12/25/2013

    " This is a discussion on trust and it's effect on relationships of all kinds. Everything from trust between individuals and to trust in a company or brand. Very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Asif | 12/11/2013

    " Definitely a must-read...nothing negetive about this book except it was overly dragged. but totally worth it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/7/2013

    " So far, this book is amazing - so much to think about. He gives practical ways to learn how to have better relationships of trust. Even though this book was written for "business professionals" the information that he gives is extremely helpful for everyday life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbra Luce-turner | 12/1/2013

    " Speed is as important as the word trust in the title of this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 8/25/2013

    " Everyone should read this with an open mind and a willingness to change. I wish all the leaders in the school district would read and apply it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 4/11/2013

    " Enjoyed the book. Many key ideas to keep in mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 2/10/2013

    " Lots of good advice for professionals today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberley Burfoot | 11/10/2012

    " Great book for people in business or not, managers or not, to understand how trust or a lack thereof impacts every aspect of our interpersonal relationships and interactions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 10/25/2012

    " EXCELLENT book!! Eye-opening on the necessity and natural progression of building/earning trust in every capacity of our lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William | 10/20/2012

    " Covey really hits a lot of different thoughts on this one. Trust in our leaders is at a painstaking low and deservedly so. If you are looking for ways to enhance the Trust that you display to your colleagues/family then I would certainly read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 10/12/2012

    " This was an excellent book, I would almost put it ahead of his father's classic "7 Habits". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy Crawford | 10/6/2012

    " Recommended reading for anyone in an organization...amazing how much time and energy is wasted because we don't/can't trust each other. Just as applicable to our personal lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 7/4/2012

    " wish i had discovered this book earlier! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tami | 4/3/2012

    " Makes me want to go out and trust somebody. Has lots of skills to use and refresh on. Enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 1/20/2012

    " Felt like every chapter meant something critical to my life, no matter whether it was work, family, or spiritually. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isis Sousa | 1/15/2012

    " After this book, I never saw the subject "TRUST" with the same eyes! Very good and striking, like a life-revelation! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anni | 11/7/2011

    " By trusting others life will be much more easier, simpler and happier. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony Garcia | 5/27/2011

    " Great book on leadership and one that every new leader should read as they assume command or a new responsibility. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marvin | 4/2/2011

    " Very simple and informative. A good guide to building trust, well worth the read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 2/11/2011

    " More great principles from the Covey family. Trust seems to be the central principle in all relationships including business relationships. Much of the red tape in business is due to lack of trust. Interesting perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/9/2011

    " Rereading this one. It makes so much sense. Even though it is written from a business perspective it works for all aspects of life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 1/1/2011

    " The book makes some great points and I hope the web site will a good resource. I found the content of the audio book a little lite though (a bit of a teaser to visit the web site). As long as the website's good it will have been a worthy read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 12/18/2010

    " More mandatory reading from the workplace. Pretty good stuff, but it's common sense--and for those for whom it isn't common sense, I don't think reading a book will help them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 9/30/2010

    " Fantastic book. It helped me in understanding the very real importance of trust in business and in life. Great for salespeople and people in any kind of leadership role. I cannot recommend it highly enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 9/29/2010

    " This is a discussion on trust and it's effect on relationships of all kinds. Everything from trust between individuals and to trust in a company or brand. Very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 8/21/2010

    " Also read this one for work....the first two-thirds of the book were pretty good, but it was more difficult to maintain focus on the last section. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 8/14/2010

    " A well-written treatise on the core value of any successful enterprise or relationship: Trust. A must-read for any leader. Along with his father's seminal work, "7 Habits of Highly Effective People", a staple of any leader's library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenn | 8/5/2010

    " One of the best books I have read on trust. I love the way he tries to take what the corporate world will sometimes describe as a fuzzy concept, and then builds an economic model around it to demonstrate how an organization can rise or fall due to trust or the lack of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Quantum Gardener | 6/4/2010

    " The Speed of Trust has the strongest argument for the benefits of trust in the workplace (and life generally) that I've read. It is worth revisting someday in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 5/29/2010

    " I listened to it this audio book from start to finish this morning while on a long run. I found it very meaningful. It was so good that I want to listen to it again soon. "

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About the Author

Stephen M. R. Covey is cofounder and CEO of CoveyLink Worldwide. A sought-after speaker, author, and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, Covey speaks to distinguished audiences around the world. He is the author of Smart Trust, A Conversation on Trust, and The Speed of Trust. Covey currently serves on the board of several entities, including the Human Performance Institute—the leader in energy management technology—where he serves as Advisory Board Chairman.

About the Narrator

Rebecca A. Merrill has served in numerous leadership positions in community, education, and women’s organizations. She is the coauthor of Connections: Quadrant II Time Management, and assisted Stephen R. Covey on The 7 Habits Highly Effective People.