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4.08657894736842 out of 54.08657894736842 out of 54.08657894736842 out of 54.08657894736842 out of 54.08657894736842 out of 5 4.09 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen M. R. Covey Narrator: Stephen M. R. Covey Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781442351127
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In this powerful audiobook, Stephen M.R. Covey articulates why trust has become the key leadership competency of the new global economy. Covey convincingly makes the case that trust is a measurable accelerator to performance and that when trust goes up, speed also goes up while cost comes down, producing what Covey calls a "trust dividend." Covey reveals the 13 Behaviors common to high-trust leaders throughout the world and demonstrates actionable insights that will enable you to shift your behavior to increase trust in all your relationships.

Like a ripple in the pond, The Speed of Trust begins within each of us personally, continues into our relationships, expands into our organizations, and ultimately encompasses our global society.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “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.

  • “This book can change lives. Covey helps us understand how to nurture and inspire immediate trust in every encounter, which is the foundation for true and lasting success in life. A very interesting and enlightening read.”

    Larry King

  • “This much-needed book provides many practical examples of how greater trust produces better results, at less cost, sooner—at work and in life. It’s invaluable.”

    Spencer Johnson, MD, New York Times bestselling coauthor of The One Minute Manager

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 2/18/2014

    " trust and income are directly proportional. If you are learning about influence or want to have more then read my favorite book from Steven Covey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 2/15/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug Rice | 2/4/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 1/30/2014

    " foundational truths about building strong working relationships with others--work and family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 1/19/2014

    " A powerful interpretation of trust as a fundamental personal and professional tool. Important in both contexts is its discussion about establishing trust with oneself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/16/2014

    " A good business book yet very difficult to move through quickly. Almost textbook like, I thought. Basically sums up what leads to trust - character and competency in the workplace. Cannot have one without the other to gain trust. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stanley | 1/12/2014

    " Too short but good info "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 1/11/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angeldauria | 1/9/2014

    " The book started out strong with solid logic and about half way thru it got a little wordy and theoretical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kati Johnson | 1/6/2014

    " This is one of my favorite books I've read within the last year. There are many valuable principles it states. None of which I haven't heard before, but I really like the way it teaches them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 12/17/2013

    " I picked this up in the store while in Chicago a little while back, haven't had a chance to crack it open, but I hear its a life changing book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Cress | 12/1/2013

    " I'm learning trust can be regained much faster than I was ever taught! Using the tools has been life-changing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Sims | 11/1/2013

    " Excellent. Very practical while offering unique ways to build trust in any organization, relationship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristyne | 8/28/2013

    " still reading this but so far it is very relevant to today's world. So true. Still have to get to the part where we do something about it though, not just know that trust matters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norma | 8/26/2013

    " This book is compelling to me because it quantifies and validates the genuine business value of trust -- which in my experience is generally considered a 'nice to have" in the business world, but not necessarily critical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 8/7/2013

    " Every leader in any type of organization should have my dog-eared copy of this book - especially in those businesses that are failing miserably. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 7/21/2013

    " I read this as part of a book club at work because a culture of trust is the new buzz phrase in the Army. I mostly felt Covey was preaching lessons from the Bible, which is a MUCH better book! Nothing new under the sun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 3/15/2013

    " 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! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Kahn | 1/11/2013

    " 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 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig Earnshaw | 12/23/2012

    " Very detailed outline of the need for trust in marriage, family and business, detailed formula for building trust, well written with many vignettes "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Sweetman | 6/28/2012

    " Pretty basic principles. An easy,straight forward read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 6/6/2012

    " I went through the training at work. Reading the book on page 10. So far I love it and very relevant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sshelline | 1/1/2012

    " Like so many business books, this could have been trimmed by about 40%, but the basic idea that lack of trust underpins most inefficiency in organizations resonated with me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickey Kammeyer | 10/8/2011

    " This is a good book that breaks down Trust and how each separate related part of Trust contrasts with it's opposites and it's counterfeits. If you are generally a trustworthy person and believe trust is an essential part of life, this book might just be preaching to the choir. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Robinson | 6/11/2011

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

  • 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.