Bestselling author Stephen Covey has made it his mission to understand trust in organizations. In his new breakthrough leadership book Trust and Inspire, Covey shows that though our world has evolved, our style of leadership still has not—but it’s time to change that.
Traditionally, businesses have relied on a “command and control” management style, focusing on rigid hierarchies and compliance from employees. Covey argues we must shift from a “command and control” to a “trust and inspire” leadership model. Trusting and inspiring your team is defined by commitment from both sides, with a focus on effectiveness and fostering a growth mindset. It is based on the belief that employees are creative, collaborative, and full of potential; through trust, you can inspire them to do their best work.
Trust and Inspire is a simple yet radical shift in how business must be done in the 21st century and an expansive, visionary, and inviting guide to the future of leadership.