I am thrilled and delighted to announce the publication next week of my good friend Stephen M.R. Covey’s newest book, Trust and Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others. And I am exceptionally proud and honored that Stephen will be the executive keynote speaker at our 2022 New York CIO Summit of America this upcoming Tuesday at Pier 59, Chelsea Piers in New York City
The two most critical jobs-to-be-done for organizations today are to win in the workplace and to win in the marketplace. As we consider the people we lead, the natural question that follows is how big is the gap between performance and potential? The vast majority of the workforce today possess far more talent, creativity, ingenuity, intelligence, and ability than their present jobs require, or even allow them to contribute.
The fact is, most organizations are over-managed and under-led. The traditional Command & Control style of leadership that is prevalent - to some degree - in 92% of organizations today is incapable of inspiring the level of commitment, innovation, collaboration, belonging, loyalty and performance needed to deliver on the two critical jobs-to-be-done in today’s ever-changing, disruptive world. The antidote to Command & Control, simply put, is Trust & Inspire.
A Trust & Inspire leader models authentic, inclusive behavior with humility and courage. They’re not only trustworthy, but they’re also trusting, and their people deliver on that trust. They inspire others to willingly give their hearts and minds, not just to work, but to contribute meaningfully to something that matters. People don’t just want to be motivated - they want to be inspired. Contrary to what most people believe, inspiring others is a learnable skill.
Stephen M.R. Covey is Co-Founder and CEO of CoveyLink and of the FranklinCovey Global Trust Practice, and the author of The New York Times bestselling book The Speed of Trust. A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker, author, and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, culture, and collaboration, Stephen speaks to audiences around the world. A Harvard MBA, he is the former CEO of the Covey Leadership Center, which under his stewardship became the largest leadership development company in the world.
We hope to see you at our 2022 New York CIO Summit of America this Tuesday in New York City. Click here to learn more about this truly unique executive-level conference featuring an unparalleled roster of world-class speakers, thought leaders and industry experts.