A long time ago, I read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. It's one of my favorite and one of the most impactful non-fiction books I have ever read. Someone recently recommended to me The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey, the son of the author of the first book, and I just finished reading it. The concept of trust is something I have been thinking about a lot (how it's earned, how quickly to grant it, etc.), so I enjoyed reading a full book about the topic.
I found the book interesting and learned several things from it. I enjoyed the perspective of how the level of trust can either create dividends or taxes (in a relationship, organization, or society) and the breakdown of how trust is created (character and competence) and some of the sub-components and behaviors of each. I liked how it methodically broke things down.
I don't think it was as impactful for me today as the first book was for me many years ago, but I still found it interesting and useful. Some of my takeaways and notes are below.