Cheryl Esposito welcomes Stephen M. R. Covey & Greg Link, co-authors of Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, & Joy in a Low-Trust World. The first job of a leader is to inspire trust, and the second is to extend it. So say Covey & Link. In Smart Trust, they tell us that a powerful, global renaissance of trust has begun. Sparked by recent world events, business ethics, and transparency enabled by the internet, this call for a renaissance of high trust leadership is reverberating around the globe. Smart Trust is judgment. Itâs a competency and a process that enables us to operate with high trust in a low-trust world. It minimizes risk & maximizes possibilities. It optimizes two key factors: (1) a propensity to trust and (2) analysis. Simply put, Smart Trust is how to trust in a low-trust world. In order to increase influence and grow trust in a team, an organization, a community, a family, or a relationship, someone has to take the first step. Thatâs what leaders do. They go first. They lead out in extending trust. Join Cheryl Esposito & Stephen M.R. Covey & Greg Link to learn what you can do now to build Smart Trust!
On todayâs InsideOut Forum Discussion Call, we continued the conversation about whether we rush to judgment and why and how we can stop it. Every single person admitted that they do, indeed, rush to judgment. This seems to be a completely universal characteristic that we share. That fact takes away the shame immediately and allowed us to share openly and honestly about this less-than-attractive quality. Smile.