What do friendship, romance, and business deals have in common? None of them work without trust. They also happen to be pretty darn important for our personal and professional lives—so trust, too, must really matter. But how do you build it and maintain it? How can you reestablish trust once it’s been broken? That’s what the five excellent books below are all about.
Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance
By Erica Dhawan
A leadership expert investigates a wide array of exchanges―from large conferences and video meetings to daily emails, texts, IMs, and conference calls―and offers insights and solutions to build trust and clarity with anyone in our ever-changing world. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Erica Dhawan, in the Next Big Idea App
How Trust Works: The Science of How Relationships Are Built, Broken, and Repaired
By Peter H. Kim
How Trust Works transforms our understanding of our deepest bonds, giving us the tools to build strong and supportive relationships on every level. With our families, coworkers, and friends. With the groups, organizations, and institutions that touch our lives. And even with societies and nations. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Peter H. Kim, in the Next Big Idea App
The Power of Trust: How Companies Build It, Lose It, Regain It
By Sandra J. Sucher and Shalene Gupta
Based on two decades of research and illustrated through vivid storytelling, The Power of Trust examines the economic impact of trust and the science behind it, conclusively proving that trust is built from the inside out. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by co-authors Sandra J. Sucher and Shalene Gupta, in the Next Big Idea App
Trust and Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others
By Stephen M.R. Covey
People don’t want to be managed; they want to be led. Trust and Inspire is a new way of leading that starts with the belief that people are creative, collaborative, and full of potential. Indeed, people with this kind of leader are inspired to become the best version of themselves and to produce their best work. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Stephen M.R. Covey, in the Next Big Idea App
Trustworthy AI: A Business Guide for Navigating Trust and Ethics in AI
By Beena Ammanath
The founder of Humans for AI delivers a straightforward and structured way to think about trust and ethics in AI, and offers practical guidelines for organizations developing or using artificial intelligence solutions. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Beena Ammanath, in the Next Big Idea App
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“If you are going to get anywhere in life, you have to read a lot of books,” Roald Dahl once famously said. The only trouble is, reading even one book from cover to cover takes hours—and you may not have many hours to spare.
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