Trust Inc. - new book to be released
December 02, 2013
More than 25 of America’s top thought leaders share their insights on the impact of trust on business success in this handbook on organizational trust. Through case studies—including Apple’s new leadership—stories, and solutions, these experts present a holistic perspective that encompasses the role of all stakeholders, not just leaders, in advancing credence within organizations. Among the contributors are Ben Boyd of Edelman, Randy Conley of Ken Blanchard Companies, Stephen M. R. Covey of CoveyLink, Amy Lyman of the Great Place to Work Institute, and Bob Vanourek of Triple Crown Leadership.
The book is available December 1, 2013 though you can pre-order it now on Amazon
Denial in the Corner Office
May 24, 2013
Here is a very interesting blog post by Richard Edelman on the topic of trust in business.
Consortium for Trustworthy Organizations News Digest
May 21, 2013 June 28, 2013
The Consortium for Trustworthy Organizations at Fordham University regularly publishes the Trust Digest, a list of news items, research announcements and commentary related to trust and trustworthy practices in organizations. This is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning more about how to become a trustworthy leader, and about the power of trust in organizational settings. You can sign up to receive weekly email blasts with all the latest information.
At Google, A Place to Work and Play
March 16, 2013
An excellent article in the New York Times about the heart and science of Google's workplace culture. Very worthwhile reading.
Trustworthy Leader training materials now available
January 22, 2013
Following up on great interest in the book, a leadership training package is now available from Pfeiffer for individual and organizational use. This training package is designed to help build and enhance leadership trust among current leaders and those on a development path.
The training materials were co-authored by Hal Adler, current president of Leadership Landing and former president and senior consultant at the Great Place to Work® Institute. I'm very pleased to have Hal's expertise in leadership training and development incorporated into these materials. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the whole program.
For more information about the training package please feel free to contact myself or Hal using the contact form.
2013 100 Best Companies to Work For
January 17, 2013
The 2013 100 Best Companies to Work For list is announced. Congratulations to everyone associated with one of the 100 Best companies, and to all the applicant companies who are part of the ever growing movement to create high-trust workplaces in which management is credible, people are treated with respect and the playing field is level.
Check here for some interesting trends from this year's list.
2013 Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior
January 15, 2013 February 14, 2013
Trust Across America, global leaders in information, standards and data, and Who's Who in trustworthy business has selected 2013's Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior. These people collectively represent a group that can genuinely transform the way organizations do business.
According to Barbara Kimmel, Executive Director, "The release of this third annual list coincides with the formal launch of Trust Across America's Campaign for Trust™, a two-year collaborative initiative to reverse the cycle of mistrust in business."
This year's recipients hail from around the globe and once again include leaders from the public and private sectors as well as authors, consultants, researchers and academics. Each recipient has made an extensive and positive contribution to building trust in business and many have already joined Trust Across America's Alliance of Trustworthy Business Experts (ATBE), a program that launched in the fourth quarter of 2012 and has already grown to over 150 global experts who are collaboratively joining forces to combat the world's trust crisis.
The full list of honorees can be found here.
Trust Across America publicized and received hundreds of nominations from around the world. The list was narrowed through an extensive vetting and independent judging process.
According to Barbara Kimmel, "The honorees are inspiring organizations to look more closely at their higher purpose...to create greater value for, and trust from, all of their stakeholders. They understand that trust is an asset that can leverage real business gains. We congratulate all of these leaders whose work is shining a spotlight on the importance of trust and providing a roadmap for others to follow."
New Article: Succeeding at Succession
December 06, 2012 January 07, 2013
Good Business in Bad Times e-book released
November 27, 2012
Diverse Group of Business Experts Share Advice on How to Create Strong Businesses During Tough Times in a new E-book
Executive and management consultant, Cindy Petitt interviewed business authors, coaches and consultants for their advice on how leaders can transform their businesses. She presents the results of her interviews in the new e-book, “Good Business in Bad Times.”
The e-book contains 10-minute interviews with experts in various lines of business:
- Steve Chandler, CEO coach and author of 30 business books
- Dr. Daniel Diermeier, co-creator of Kellogg’s CEO Perspectives Program
- Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman, author of “The Silent Language of Leaders.”
- Dr. Cathy Greenberg, world-wide authority on leadership and best-selling author.
- Dr. Amy Lyman, co-founder of Great Place to Work Institute.
- David Madie, CEO and co-founder of more than six successful companies.
- Dr. Paul Marciano, author of “Carrots and Sticks Don’t Work.”
- Ed Oakley, CEO of Enlightened Leadership Solutions and best selling author.
- Lisa Rosendahl, award-winning blogger in the human resources field
- Petitt herself is interviewed by a colleague.
Although they offer a variety of perspectives and insights, what is common to all interviewees is that they offer leadership strategies for building sustainable businesses that are relatively simple and easy to apply.
Trust and Financial Reporting Quality
September 27, 2012
Want to get the Board of Directors at your company to pay more attention to the quality of the workplace culture? Here's a great research report that provides strong evidence that high trust organizations also have higher financial reporting quality. This means that when the quality of workplace interactions between management and employees is based in trust we can also expect to see better accrual quality, lower likelihood of financial statement misstatements, lower likelihood of internal control material weakness disclosures, and lower audit fees. That's pretty significant and certainly worth the attention of members of the audit committee.