The 13 behaviors of a high trust leader

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The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey

From Stephen R. Coveys eldest son comes a revolutionary new path towards productivity and satisfaction. Trust, says Stephen M.R. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees and constituents —is the essential ingredient for any high–performance, successful organization.

For business leaders and public figures in any arena, The Speed of Trust offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in our every transaction and relationship—from the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interaction—and how to establish trust immediately so that you and your organization can forego the time–killing, bureaucratic check–and–balance processes so often deployed in lieu of actual trust.

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Build Your Trust With Deliberate Behaviors

Obviously, I take the concept of trust very seriously and you should too! Without it, you will fail in your business endeavors and your relationships. Sound a little dramatic?? These are based loosely on the ones Covey covers in his book! Real trust takes some time to develop and nurture which is another reason to get started now! Tell the truth and leave the right impression. Simply let people know where you stand by using simple language and integrity.


Genuine trust is founded on layer upon layer of deliberate behaviors. Nobody understands these behaviors better than Stephen M. Now we dive into some of the specific behaviors that create the high-trust dividends. Stephen M. Then they want the framework for building and maintaining trust.

Successful teams model high-level trust behaviours, leveraging these behaviours to establish and build strong working relationships with each other. Stephen Covey in his book The Speed of Trust states that there are 13 behaviours that high-trust leaders exhibit:. Building trust means building confidence in your team and one another. In a high-trust relationship, you can say the wrong thing to someone and they will still get your meaning. Personal incongruence is often the source of our suspicion of others.

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