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Trust and Inspire

By: Stephen M. R. Covey
Narrated by: Stephen M. R. Covey
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Publisher's Summary

From the bestselling author of The Speed of Trust, a revolutionary new way to lead, deemed “the defining leadership book in the 21st century” (Admiral William McRaven, author of Make Your Bed) that “every parent, teacher, and leader needs” (Esther Wojcicki, author of How to Raise Successful People).

We have a leadership crisis today, where even though our world has changed drastically, our leadership style has not. Most organizations, teams, schools, and families today still operate from a model of “command and control,” focusing on hierarchies and compliance from people. But because of the changing nature of the world, the workforce, work itself, and the choices we have for where and how to work and live, this way of leading is drastically outdated.

Stephen M.R. Covey has made it his life’s work to understand trust in leadership and organizations. In his newest and most transformative book, Trust and Inspire, he offers a simple yet bold solution: to shift from this “command and control” model to a leadership style of “trust and inspire.” People don’t want to be managed; they want to be led. Trust and Inspire is a new way of leading that starts with the belief that people are creative, collaborative, and full of potential. People with this kind of leader are inspired to become the best version of themselves and to produce their best work. In this “beautifully written page-turner” (Amy Edmondson, Harvard Business School professor), Covey offers the solution to the future of work: where a dispersed workforce will be the norm, necessitating trust and collaboration across time zones, cultures, personalities, generations, and technology.

Trust and Inspire calls for a radical shift in the way we lead in the 21st century, and Covey shows us how.

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Excellent book

This book starts slow (frankly not interesting) but then gets into the details of how to become an trusting and inspiring leader. Very thought provoking. The best leadership book that I have seen in recent years.

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Long on promise, short on examples

I don't think I've ever heard an author repeat phrases so often, I never want to hear anyone say trust and inspire ever again

I kept listening for several hours to get to the How To section, but all I kept getting was "bad leaders do this and good leaders do that".

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5/5 feeling inspired.

So full of hope for better days in my workplace. These principles are easy to understand and illustrated with stories. What a great way to live!

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A Winner

This book is needed and transformational! The impact a “trust and inspire” leader can make is unmeasurable, like the ripples of a pebble in the water. Loved this Audible version and the energy and enthusiasm of Covey! A winner of a book in my eyes—and one that will continue to have a massive influence in my life.

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Legendary

Leadership made accessible and relevant to everyone, no matter your position or experience. Thank you.

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Insightful and inspirational

The author truly was insightful and inspirational! I will be starting this book over after finishing for a second listen.

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The BEST leadership book I've ever read !!!!

Completely agree with this information !! This book is spot on and up to date !!! A must read

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Must Listen

Stephen M.R. Covey is an expert in Trust. With this book, he has taken his expertise in this domain and translated it to how leaders need to be in the New World of Work. You cannot manage people as you manage things. I love how he talks about inspiring people by believing in their potential and how trust is both something that is earned and given. He gives great tips that you can put into action today - whether you are a manager, an individual contributor who leads, a professor, in the private or public sector.
Trust and Inspire is a must listen. (I only wish that my managers had read this years ago.) I own this as a hardcover and audible because I love it so much.

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There is some good information to be gathered from this book but the narration is repetitive and boring.

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bad voice and terrible story

while I like the idea of trust and inspire this book is over inflated and at the same time shallow. it sounded more like the author name dropping and hyping up his story than talking about the subject of the content. I hate comand and control but this is no book I would recomend to anyone.