10 Laws of Trust: Building the bonds that make a business great

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HarperCollins Leadership

About the Book

JetBlue Chairman Joel Peterson provides the playbook for establishing and maintaining a culture of trust that breaks down the operational silos and CYA mentality that plague many organizations, in this groundbreaking expanded edition of The 10 Laws of Trust.

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Trust is the glue that holds an organization together.

It turns deflection into transparency, suspicion into empowerment, and conflict into creativity. With it, a tiny company like John Deere grew into a worldwide leader. Without it, a giant corporation like Enron toppled.

In The 10 Laws of Trust, Expanded Edition, JetBlue chairman Joel Peterson explores how a culture of trust gives companies an edge.

How does it feel to work for a firm where leaders and colleagues trust one another? Freed from micromanagement and rivalry, every employee contributes his or her best. Risk-taking and innovation become the norm. And, as Peterson notes, “When a company has a reputation for fair dealing, its costs drop: Trust cuts the time spent second-guessing and lawyering.”

With compelling examples, Peterson details how to establish and maintain a culture of trust, including:

Start with integrity

Invest in respect

Empower everyone

Require accountability

Create a winning vision

Keep everyone informed

Budget in line with expectations

Embrace conflict

Forget “you” to become an effective leader

And more

With this book in hand, you’ll be able to plant the seeds of trust—and reap the rewards of reputation, profits, and success.

This fully expanded edition includes a powerful self-assessment tool for organizations to evaluate their culture of trust and discover areas for improvement. Peterson has also added rich new case studies and chapters on the theme of betrayal, including how to manage and guard against it.

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