When it comes to leadership success, a key foundational stone is your ability to gain and foster trust within the organization. So why are we continuing to see low trust levels for those in leadership positions? What’s missing in our understanding about fostering trust? That’s one of the questions I ask my special guest, Stephen M.R. Covey in this episode of Leadership Biz Cafe.
Stephen is the cofounder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Speed of Trust Practice, as well as being the former President and CEO of the Covey Leadership Center. Regarded as a global authority on trust, leadership and culture, Stephen has worked with leaders to help them understand what it takes to nurture, extend, and restore trust throughout their organization. Stephen is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “The Speed of Trust – The One Thing That Changes Everything”, which serves as the focus of my conversation with Stephen in this episode.
Over the course of this episode, Stephen and I discuss:
- What’s behind the current low levels of trust in today’s leadership and what leaders can do about it.
- The four cores of credibility and how this impacts our ability to not only extend trust to others, but to extend trust to ourselves as well.
- How leaders can use results to build credibility in their leadership and with it, foster greater trust amongst their employees and stakeholders.
- The kind of transparency leaders need to demonstrate to build relationships built on trust.
- Why it’s vital that leaders extend trust in their organization to avoid the growing divisiveness and fragmentation we see all around us.
I can honestly tell you this is an episode that’s worth listening to as Stephen offers a masterclass here on understanding the true nature of trust and how leaders can tap into this critical skill to strengthen their leadership and ability of their organization to succeed and thrive.
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