The SPEED of Trust - Stephen M. R. Covey

The SPEED of Trust

By Stephen M. R. Covey

  • Release Date: 2006-10-17
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 99 Ratings)


Over two million copies sold.

Stephen M. R. Covey shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees, and all stakeholders—is the single most critical component of a successful leader and organization.

Stephen M. R. Covey, widely known as one of the world’s leading authorities on trust, asserts that it is “the most overlooked, misunderstood, underutilized asset to enable performance. Its impact, for good or bad, is dramatic and pervasive. It’s something you can’t escape.” Thankfully, it’s is also the thing that can dramatically improve your personal and professional success.

Why trust? The simple, often overlooked fact is this: work gets done with and through people. The Speed of Trust offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in every transaction and every relationship—from the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interaction. It specifically demonstrates how to establish trust intentionally so that you and your organization can forego the time-killing, bureaucratic check-and-balance processes that is so often deployed in lieu of actual trust.

This 2018 updated edition includes an insightful afterword by the author which explores ten key reasons why trust is more relevant now than ever before—including how trust is the new currency of our world today.


  • The speed of trust

    By Fumbleonthetuna
    Excellent read. Great examples and relevant to today!
  • Aburridisimo

    By Yaki1975
    No se puede terminar de leer de lo aburrido que es. No avanza. Repite los temas una y otra vez.
  • Best Book I read in 2011

    By Illusionmaster
    What a fantastic, inspirational, and insightful read. This book is relevant whether you are in a small or large organization, family matters, or intimate personal relationships. I am in outside sales and no book has ever given me the wisdom, peace, and knowledge and understanding of trust in business and the dynamics it plays in our day to day interactions. I found myself high lighting many passages through out the book to reference for a later time. I have recommended this book to at least a dozen other colleagues, 5 clients, and family members. it also encourages us to not only be better people but to inspire others to be better people as well through the simple act of trust. Thank you Mr. Covey!