Leaders Go First: Stephen M. R. Covey

The work required to build a high trust culture starts with you. New York Times bestselling author Stephen M. R. Covey outlines the importance of extending trust to others and the need for leaders to go first by setting the stage for high-trust engagement. Stephen shares examples of companies that have successfully built trust within their organizations, emphasizing the need for smart trust and good judgment. He also encourages individuals to look inward and ask themselves questions about their own trustworthiness, such as whether they demonstrate integrity, care about others, and continuously improve their competence.

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Most of the world still operates from an outdated style of leadership. This style focuses on control, competing, and self-interest.

With how quickly the world has changed, this calls for a new style of leadership—Trust & Inspire—where leaders build trust by modeling it. Their job is to go first.

Download these 7 Steps to Create an Environment of Trust on Your Team and share them with leaders in your organization to help cultivate Trust & Inspire leaders.

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About the Author

Scott Miller

Scott Miller is a 25-year associate of FranklinCovey and serves as Senior Advisor, Thought Leadership. Scott hosts the world’s largest and fastest-growing podcast/newsletter devoted to leadership development, On Leadership. Additionally, Scott is the author of the multi-week Amazon #1 New Releases, Master Mentors: 30 Transformative Insights From Our Greatest Minds, Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow, and the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and three sons.

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