New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust Stephen M. R. Covey hosted over 300 business leaders on a seminar on trust at a time when the country is facing low trust levels.
“In today’s low-trust world, trust is the new currency of our global economy.” said Stephen M. R. Covey. “It is the foundational driver for an organization’s sustained success. A loss of trust will not only damage internal and external relationships, it will also dramatically affect the speed at which you can move and the cost of everything. On the other hand, the dividends of high trust are tangible and real and they translate into economic advantage.”
“Most significantly,” Covey said, “trust is a learnable competency, a tangible asset you can get good at creating. This is true for both leaders and organizations. If a company can deliberately create trust as a competency, it will have a stronger competitive edge, grow its market share, and gain and maintain the loyalty of employees, customers, partners and constituents.”
During his visit, Covey presented several business cases for trust and dispelled the myth that trust is a soft, social virtue, but a hard-edged economic driver. He provided attendees a greater vision of trust as a measurable, strategic advantage as well as share the behaviors and tools common to all high-trust leaders around the world.
Covey highlighted on the dangers of ‘blind trust’ and advise on leaders to invest in smart trust, which not only involves trusting using one’s heart but also mentally analyzing crucial situations to find a middle ground.
The sought – after and compelling keynote speaker is the bestselling author of The Speed of Trust, a groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book that challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver – a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing. He advocates that nothing is as fast as the speed of trust and that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy.
Apart from the business leaders, Mr. Covey also held a Speed of Trust session with Safaricom Limited staff.
“At Raiser, we honored to host the inaugural Stephen M.R. Covey Speed of Trust forum which has an impressive turnout. It is out hope that the business leaders will be able to use his informed and practical approach to real-time issues to have positive impact on their immediate and long-term performance,” said Mr. Ian Ng’ethe, Chief Executive Officer of Raiser Resource Group, who were the forums organizers.
Covey hinted on his upcoming books all focused on the topic of trust including “Who Trusted You”.