Stephen M. R. Covey is the 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 management, became the largest leadership development company in the world worth over $160m. 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. In this episode, we talk about the importance of trust for leaders and people who lead.
Topics we cover
- Lessons from the merger: the merger between the Covey business and Franklin Quest didn’t initially go so well. It was through this experience Stephen learned the importance of ‘trust’.
- The importance of trust: Trust is delivering on the promises you make, and leaders must go first. Without trust, people lose faith, expectations are never met, and deliverables slow down, affecting your bottom line. However, with trust, there’s less micro-management and more effective collaboration, meaning a faster more agile relationship, team or organisation, and a more innovative one.
- Living life in crescendo. Stephen’s views, beliefs and principles for life and the echoes of his father.
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