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Episode 182: What Makes a Great Leader Stand Out with Stephen M. R. Covey

podcast Sep 19, 2022

On today’s episode of the Sharon Says So Podcast, Sharon has a conversation with bestselling author Stephen M. R. Covey about effective leadership and high trust culture. The most underrated attribute in great leaders is humility which means that effective and trustworthy leaders are those who seek to understand first and be understood second. The working world has evolved since the start of the Covid pandemic and its leadership needs to reflect new practices built on the principles of “trust and inspire”. But what does good leadership in our communities and in our country look like? How can we apply the same principles about working leadership to leadership within our interpersonal relationships, and as we seek to make change in our communities?


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About the Guests:

Stephen M. R. Covey is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling

author of The Speed of Trust, which has been translated into 22 languages and has

sold over 2 million copies worldwide. He is also the author of the newly released Wall

Street Journal bestseller Trust & Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness

in Others.


Stephen brings to his writings the perspective of a practitioner, as he is the former

President and 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 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 55 countries to business, government, military, education, healthcare, and NGO entities.

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