Trust is the ultimate collaboration tool. So says Stephen M. R. Covey, who joins Sean and Paul on this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast. In fact, trust is so vital that innovation cannot occur in its absence.
Trust inspires innovation, which Stephen sees as a “continuum of staying current and relevant with our product and service offerings.” It is the enabler, guiding teams from coordination to cooperation to collaboration. Such simple statements, but important not to confuse simplicity with underlying truth. So many takeaways from our conversation with Stephen; here are just a few –
- Discover the 5 ways Trust inspires Innovation.
- Product leaders need to speak the language of trust. We never used to talk this way, but today it’s what makes a leader credible.
- Trust is foundational to all great product development. This is as true for our product’s users as it is for the team working on it.
Listen in to learn even more.
Stephen’s Recommended Reading
Good to Great, by Jim Collins.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey
The Speed of Trust, by Stephen M. R. Covey.
Smart Trust, by Stephen M. R. Covey.
Stephen M. R. Covey is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Speed of Trust, which has been translated into 22 languages and has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
He is co-author of the #1 Amazon best-seller Smart Trust. Stephen brings to his writings the perspective of a practitioner, as he is the former President & CEO of the Covey Leadership Center, where he increased shareholder value by 67 times and grew the company to become the largest leadership development firm in the world.
A Harvard MBA, Stephen co-founded and currently leads FranklinCovey’s Global Speed of Trust Practice. He serves on numerous boards, including the Government Leadership Advisory Council, and he has been recognized with the lifetime Achievement Award for “Top Thought Leaders in Trust” from the advocacy group, Trust Across America/Trust Around the World.
Stephen is a highly-sought-after international speaker, who has taught trust and leadership in 54 countries to business, government, military, education, healthcare, and NGO entities.t