Stephen M. R. Covey is a cofounder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice. A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, he speaks to audiences around the world. He is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal 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.
He and business partner Greg Link recently co-authored Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World, which shares enlightening principles and anecdotes of people and organizations that are achieving unprecedented success from high-trust relationships and cultures. Stephen advocates that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy. He passionately delivers this message and is dedicated to enabling individuals and organizations to reap the dividends of high trust throughout the world. Audiences and organizations alike resonate with his informed, practical approach to real-time issues that affect their immediate and long-term performance.
“I’m especially impressed with how Covey has been able to elucidate just how powerful the role of something we take for granted—trust—can be. Keep your eye on him. This is an original mind whose assertions have made even the most pragmatic management and leadership gurus take notice.”
“As Stephen M. R. Covey put it in The Speed of Trust, ‘when you build trust with one, you build trust with many.’… That’s exactly what your Sailors, Marines, Soldiers, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen are out there doing every day on your behalf.”
“Stephen M. R. Covey delighted the audience of 1300, students, faculty, business and community leaders at our Daniel’s Business School speakers series at Denver University. The Speed of Trust topic is extraordinarily relevant and Stephen brought it alive in a riveting and inspiring style. Reactions to both Stephen and his message have been extremely positive.”