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Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World | [Stephen M. R. Covey, Greg Link, Rebecca R. Merrill]

Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World

After illustrating the global relevance of trust with his book The Speed of Trust by selling more than one million copies in 22 languages, Stephen M. R. Covey again illuminates the hidden power of trust to change lives and impact organizations in Smart Trust.
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After illustrating the global relevance of trust with his book The Speed of Trust by selling more than one million copies in 22 languages, Stephen M. R. Covey again illuminates the hidden power of trust to change lives and impact organizations in Smart Trust. In a compelling and listenable style, he and long-time business partner Greg Link share enlightening principles and anecdotes of people and organizations that are not only achieving unprecedented prosperity from high-trust relationships and cultures but—even more inspiring—also attaining elevated levels of energy and joy.

The sustainable success these leaders and enterprises are exhibiting is paradoxically being produced in what has proved to be the lowest trust climate in years, if not decades. Smart Trust shows what they are doing and the five actions they are commonly taking to prosper, against the odds, in the same circumstances causing so many others to fail.

With penetrating insights illuminated by their unique access to many of the world’s most successful leaders and organizations, the authors lay out a breakthrough process and skill set in a practical and actionable formula that makes trust a performance multiplier for leaders, teams, organizations, and even countries. They show why trust is fast becoming the most consequential life and leadership skill of our time—a career-critical competency required to navigate and compete in this perilous 21st-century, interdependent, global economy. Covey and Link teach how to cut through traditional either/or thinking to extend “Smart Trust”, enabling you to exercise sound judgment in a low-trust world by minimizing risk and maximizing possibilities.

Smart Trust has met the strict scrutiny of business leaders around the globe and is validated by research from multiple sources that confirms that high-trust organizations outperform low-trust organizations by nearly three times. Smart Trust shares findings that verify how enduring success, vitality, and happiness are directly related to the level of trust in our relationships—whether in our professional or personal lives.

Find out why trusted people are more likely to get hired or promoted, get the best projects and bigger budgets, and are last to be laid off. This sea-changing book will forever shift your perspective as it reveals and validates, once and for all, the transformational power of trust.

Listening to Smart Trust will increase your probability of thriving in this increasingly unpredictable marketplace. The more unpredictable it becomes, the more your (and your organization’s) sound judgment and ability to trust in this low-trust world will give you a tremendous competitive advantage—and the capacity to navigate the uncertainty low trust creates.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2012 Stephen M.R. Covey (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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    Chris Valkenswaard, Netherlands 02-06-12
    Chris Valkenswaard, Netherlands 02-06-12 Member Since 2010

    Internet entrepreneur from the Netherlands.

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    "No real added value to The Speed Of Trust"

    Thoug it was nice, it is not a real addition to The Speed of Trust, which was ground breaking. This is some stuff that you already know when you use common sense.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D Bellevue, WA, United States 02-06-12
    D Bellevue, WA, United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2009
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    "You will want the whole book, not the abreviation"
    What did you love best about Smart Trust?

    It had useable information for how you might go about creating and using trust in a smart manner, meaning you were not too trusting, nor too cynical.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Evidence that smart trust actually worked in this world.


    What about Stephen M. R. Covey’s performance did you like?

    I like the conviction in his voice about what he was discovering and what he was doing.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yest, that is why I bought the abbreviated version.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy the whole version of the book that has all the stories. I bought the abbreviated version but wanted to know more, so I ended up buying a print copy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sameh Brampton, ON, Canada 02-06-12
    Sameh Brampton, ON, Canada 02-06-12
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    "One Of The Best Books in 2012"
    Would you listen to Smart Trust again? Why?

    Yes, This is a great book that I am glad that I listened to. This explained to me a lot about how should I re-evaluate my relationships whether it was at work or anywhere.

    There are great gems that I found in the book. I recommend this book for everyone who is a leader or planning to become a one. Even for parents it is a must to listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    it is practical , and it is based on real research and makes a lot of sense to use the information shared by the author.


    What about Stephen M. R. Covey’s performance did you like?

    it was a good idea that he read the book as he added a lot to the feeling when i was listening to the book. I felt that I am really listening to the information from the creator of it. and it is simply added a lot to the value of the information when I perceived it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, It is a good idea to listen in one sitting as it will allow you to get the pic picture of the Trust and how it affects the Economy and Speed of getting things done.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend that you read Speed of Trust as it would add a lot of depth of details to the smart trust . You would be able to master the subject once you combine both.

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