The Speed of Trust is a book we recently read that really reiterates the importance of trust. Trust is one of the (if not the most) important part of every relationship and is "the one thing that changes everything". There are 5 principles the book offers
as their "transformation process". Below is the process:
Self - First, do I trust myself? Second, am I someone who others can trust?
Relationship - is all about consistent behavior
Organizational - is based on alignment
Market - is based on the principle of reputation
Societal - is based on the principle of contribution
Stephen M. R. Covey asserts, "The ability to establish, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders – customers, business partners, investors and coworkers – is the key leadership competency of the new, global economy." Leaders are rediscovering trust
as they see it with new eyes. Looking beyond the common view of trust as a soft, social virtue, they're learning to see it as a critical, highly relevant, performance multiplier.
Some say trust can never be restored. While it is best never to break trust, trust can be restored— and often even enhanced. Considering these 5 principles in your life, you will inspire immediate trust with everyone you encounter!
Make it a great week!