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The Speed of Trust Audiobook

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

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Publisher's Summary

From Stephen R. Covey's 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.

©2008 Stephen M.R. Covey; (P)2008 Franklin Covey Co.

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    Jason 01-28-16
    Jason 01-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow start but excellent finish!"

    The first 1/3 of the book harped on the importance of trust. After a while I found myself saying... alright, I get it, trust is extremely important. But once I got through that section of the book I quickly became overwhelmingly impressed with the ideas, stories, and applications offered. It was well worth the time spent and I'm very happy I completed this book. I will likely go back to it from time to time when I need guidance with my trust issues.

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    Bryant 01-21-16
    Bryant 01-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great thoughts and research with memorable stories"

    Great thoughts and research with memorable stories
    Not by Stephen r but rather his son Stephen MR covey who proves to be a bit worse reader, but a great thinker and teacher in his own right on a highly relevant topic for anyone

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    B. Webb 01-16-16
    B. Webb 01-16-16 Member Since 2015

    I love my family, ultra running, data and cognitive science, and anything technology related

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    "Added a great perspective to my experiences"
    What made the experience of listening to The Speed of Trust the most enjoyable?

    I learned a lot by reflecting on my past and experiences through the lens or framework this book has to offer.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a highly recommended book by an instructor at a course I took. I bought the book, but didn't ever seem to find the time to read it. After listening to it, I've picked up the paper copy and browed some sections that I thought were important. Overall, there are some valuable lessons and thinking about what makes teams and organizations works.

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    Alan Hilton-Nickel San Jose, CA USA 10-14-15
    Alan Hilton-Nickel San Jose, CA USA 10-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A Little Long, But a Good Read"

    I think this is an even more important book than the 7 Habits book written by Covey''s father, which is a required read and re-read in it's own right. It encapsulates the elements that make up a trusted entity (a person, a family, a company, a society), and the behaviors which, when implemented earnestly, will strengthen those elements and improve how they are perceived.

    While the concepts are easy to grasp, Mr. Covey reads a little fast,. I would have slowed it down, but it goes on and on for some 65+ chapters. It took me a month to get through this book listening to it in the car on my 20 minutes (each way) commute plus a 4-hour plane ride! Just remember the basic framework: 4 elements, 13 behaviors, 5 waves.

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    Lenny Longo 09-17-15
    Lenny Longo 09-17-15 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Good book but repeats itself unnecessarily."

    The book could have been massively shorter and I'm a bit upset I kept listening. I noticed there is an abridged version just now, perhaps I should have tried that. If you like repetitive stories pointing to similar morals than you will like this book. This author is an amazing human being but perhaps not the best voice for this book. I feel horrible giving this reviewas it does contain good information, just repetitive and narration issues.

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    Craig Martin Columbus, OH 09-03-15
    Craig Martin Columbus, OH 09-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good info, but way too long"

    The concepts are solid but could have easily been thoroughly covered in 1/3 the length.

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    Zack Watkins 07-29-15
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    "Must read for any leader!"

    No matter if it's your family or a multi billion dollar organization this is a must read!

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    Steve Springdale, AR, United States 05-05-15
    Steve Springdale, AR, United States 05-05-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Content was great"

    But delivery a bit monotone making concentration difficult. May be better served with a print version. At the very least try bite size portions.

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    Mary George 04-26-15
    Mary George 04-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A great awakening to an often overlooked virtue"

    This will need several listens to take it all in! Examining how expensive lack of trust is, and how prevalent , gives good ground to reflect personally how many areas in our life are affected. I like the " taxes vs dividend analogy. Also, the many examples of how quickly trust can be regained if damaged .

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    Rob Thompson 04-08-15

    Jim Thompson

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    "One of the most useful books I have in my library"
    Would you listen to The Speed of Trust again? Why?

    Stephen M.R. Covey has done something I would not have imagined possible; he has taken the ideas and concepts forwarded by his father and improved upon them. By focusing perception through the lens of trust, Covey manages to both shine new light on the 7 habits his father talked about and highlight that the approach is a practical, reality based one. It's a book I listen to at least once a quarter, a wonderful way to refocus myself on what's really important in business and life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Speed of Trust?

    Covey's quick breakdown of the benefits of trust (high trust = high speed and reduced costs whereas low trust = low speed and increased costs) was inspired. I had never before been able to see the true value of trust that quickly and succinctly.


    Any additional comments?

    I have noticed in some of the other comments two consistent criticism's of this audio presentation, and I wanted to offer thoughts about both of them.

    The first is that the material throughout the book is repetitive, that the book could have been much shorter. While I do not disagree the book could have been shorter, as a teacher I also understand the value of repetition when learning a new concept. In this case, I thought the revisiting of concepts and ideas throughout the book was done for the purpose of reinforcement, and that the reinforcement was both varied an effective.

    The other criticism I have read is about Mr. Covey's voice. reading this concern almost kept me from buying this audio book. I am glad I disregarded the criticism. While Mr. Covey is certainly not a professional voice, I found hearing him deliver his own ideas beneficial. I did not find his delivery at all distracting. I know this is very much a matter of personal preference, but to those who have read some of the comments about the author's delivery here with trepidation, I would encourage them to give this presentation a chance. I think most will be pleased they did.

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