Straight Talk Your Way Into Leadership – Spin Your Way Out

Straight Talk Your Way Into Leadership – Spin Your Way Out

In Stephen M.R. Covey’s book The Speed of Trust, he talks about “Straight Talk” as one of the 13 Character Behaviors that establish trust in a leader. Covey describes Straight Talk this way: “Talk Straight” is honest in action. It’s based on the principles of integrity, honesty, and straightforwardness. It means two things: to tell the truth and to leave the right impression. And both are vital to building trust. It’s possible to to tell […]

The Trust Equation – and how to get it wrong

The Trust Equation – and how to get it wrong

In Stephen M.R. Covey’s book, The Speed of Trust, Covey defines trust this way: Trust is a function of two things: character and competence. Character includes your integrity, your motive, your intent with people. Competence includes your capabilities, your skills, your results, your track record. And both are vital. I copied this passage of the book into my notebook and have gone back to it a number of times. I see such truth in this. […]