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SQLAndy

I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.

Book Review: The Speed of Trust

I finally finished up reading the Speed of Trust and have to say I struggled with it. I'm a big believer in trust, it's an incredibly powerful tool (much like The Force!) that takes a lot of effort to earn, and interestingly, very little effort to lose. The book does talk about trust, but to me it covered more ground than just trust - call it side affects of trust, that while interesting (and you may find valuable), just didn't seem to resonate with me. I think it felt like I got something different than I expected, and hard to blame that on the author.

If you've never thought about how trust impacts your life it's worth taking a break to do so. I'd argue that in most cases trust is often more valued than raw skills, and trust reduces anxiety in all situations - and the lack of trust, well, that's enough to cause stress all by itself.  I've never found being trustworthy to be all that difficult, just a matter of deciding that your word matters on things large and small.

Get the book if you want to explore the variations of trust, but if you've already adopted a philosophy of trust you may not find it useful.

Comments

Posted by Steve Jones on 24 April 2009

Interesting. I got the sample for the Kindle, but there were so many ads, testimonials, etc, that I didn't pursue it further.

If you liked it, I might have to rethink

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