I have some exciting news to share with you today: HMG Strategy is partnering closely with bestselling author Stephen M.R. Covey, the global authority on trust, leadership and culture. Stephen is the author of The Speed of Trust, and the son of Stephen R. Covey, the author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen will be speaking at many of our HMG Executive Leadership Summits throughout the 2021. He will help you find your True North, understand your purpose and help you to discover why trust is the single most powerful economic driver in the modern enterprise.

I will be working directly with Stephen as we apply his models to solve the most pressing challenges facing technology leaders in this difficult moment in history.

Together, we will help you elevate your performance, become a world-class leader in the boardroom, build strong relationships across the C-suite and leverage trust to lead, facilitate, enable, reimagine and reinvent your teams, your organizations, your business models and your go-to-market strategies. As Stephen notes, “trust is a performance multiplier.”

In addition to participating in our summits, Stephen will be adding value across our entire digital platform, sharing his wisdom and genius with our global community of more than 400,000 technology leaders.

Frankly, I am thrilled and honored by our new partnership. Stephen is all about trust, and I can’t think of better time to be focused on leading and leaning in with passion, courage and honesty. As I’ve said and written before, now is the best time to be a technology leader. Stephen’s unique insight and deep understanding of business strategy makes him the perfect partner to drive our agenda and build a brighter future.

By the way, here’s an important point: The trust that Stephen talks and writes about is very different from the cybersecurity concept of “zero trust,” which essentially refers to strategies for verifying that people and companies are who they say they are, and not imposters. Stephen’s trust refers to the relationships and interactions between all of the people we come into contact with – colleagues, friends, family, allies, partners, customers, vendors and suppliers.