7 Important Facts About the Author of The Speed of Trust

1. Stephen M. R. Covey is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the book The SPEED of Trust. 

The SPEED of Trust is a groundbreaking 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. Covey says trust is a learnable, measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing. He advocates that nothing is as fast as the speed of trust. In fact, the ability to establish, grow, and restore trust with all stakeholders is a critical leadership skill in the new global economy.

2. He is a sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and adviser around the world. 

Covey is sought after for his advice on trust, leadership, ethics, sales, and high performance. He has gained considerable respect and influence with executives and leaders of Fortune 500 companies.Author of Speed of Trust3. He is also the co-author of Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World.

Stephen M.R. Covey again shows us the hidden power of trust with business partner Greg Link. In this book they share principles of people and organizations that are achieving prosperity and joy from high-trust relationships and cultures.

4. He is former President and CEO of Covey Leadership Center.

Covey Leadership Center is the largest leadership development company in the world. As President and CEO, he nearly doubled revenues to over $110 million while increasing profits twelvefold. Both customer and employee trust reached new highs and the company expanded throughout the world into more than 40 countries. Covey greatly increased the value of the company and brand. Within three years he grew shareholder value to $160 million in a merger he negotiated with Franvvklin Quest to form FranklinCovey.

5. He is a son of the late Stephen R. Covey best known for The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

Stephen R. Covey was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, argues that self growth in areas of character ethics (integrity, humility, fidelity, temperance, courage, justice, patience, industry, simplicity, modesty) can help individuals achieve true change and success. Stephen R. Covey’s principles helped shape much of the his son’s strategy behind of the Covey Leadership Center.

6. He serves as Advisory Board Chairman for the Human Performance Institute

The Human Performance Institute is the leader in energy management technology. The organization is dedicated to helping leaders expand their energy and perform at their personal best. Methologies and best practices are grounded in sciences of performance psychology, exercise physiology, and nutrition.

7. He resides with his wife and children in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains.


Want to hear more from Stephen M. R. Covey? Don’t miss this year’s MHI Executive Summit where Stephen will lead a workshop on Trust. Learn how to improve stakeholder engagement, build world-class teams and improve profits through trust. View a preview of summit topics.