by Stephen M. R. Covey, Stephen R Covey and Rebecca R Merrill
Trust is so integral to our relationships that we often take it for granted, yet in an era marked by business scandals and a desire for accountability this book by leadership expert Covey is a welcome guide to nurturing trust in our professional and personal lives. Drawing on anecdotes and business cases from his years as CEO of the Covey Leadership Center the author effectively reminds us that there’s plenty of room for improvement on this virtue. Covey outlines 13 behaviors of trust-inspiring leaders, such as demonstrating respect, creating transparency, righting wrongs, delivering results and practicing accountability. Covey’s down-to-earth approach and disarming personal stories go a long way to establish rapport with his reader. Covey’s writings are an integral element to both personal and professional relationships. A must read for the new year.