SALT LAKE CITY--February 25, 2013-- FranklinCovey (NYSE: FC) today announced they are hosting a rare 29-city tour by Stephen M. R. Covey, author of the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, The Speed of Trust. Stephen will be advocating an increase in trust in American organizations in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors.
Recent media coverage has documented the tremendous drop in trust in U.S. businesses and government, punctuated last month by new data in the 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer. It shows that an alarming 85% of the general public in the U.S. don’t trust business leaders to tell the truth when confronted with a difficult issue. Trust in government leaders is only slightly better at 82%.
Covey acknowledges that trusting people in this environment is risky but adds: “The paradox is that in such an historically low-trust marketplace, there are “outliers”—
The intent of the tour is to have the leading organizations in each city represented and to teach them how to increase trust with their stakeholders. Mayors and civic leaders, as well as CEOs and other executives of large business and government employers are invited to attend.
Participants will find this to be a worthwhile experience. Covey is a highly sought-after speaker and has headlined leading conferences in over 39 countries. He has led C-suite level executive sessions on trust for many of the world's largest organizations, including these from the Fortune 50—AT&
Jerry Roper, President & CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, said it best: “The Speed of Trust is not a topic, it is a movement – one that I encourage all Chicago businesses to engage in.”
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