Monday, October 31, 2016

Quote of the Day

In a high-trust relationship, you can say the wrong thing, and people will still get your meaning. In a low-trust relationship, you can be very measured, even precise, and they'll still misinterpret you

- Stephen M. R. Covey

4 Comments:

At 4:02 AM, Blogger John said...

I'm sure Covey knew the truth of this better than most. His Seven Habits was/is a lay description of Mormon beliefs and practices. It was one of the most challenging and helpful of all the self-help books I read years ago.

Only later did I learn of the Mormon connection. I'm guessing thar years of "missionary" work, going door-to-door presenting their message to endless strangers, is a communications lesson far more effective than any book or classroom can teach.

 
At 5:34 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

John,

You're thinking of Stephen R. Covey, the father.

The quote I posted is by his son and is found in his book, "The Speed of Trust."

I've also found The Seven Habits book to be very helpful.

Michael

 
At 9:53 PM, Blogger John said...

Thanks. Got it.
It's been a lot of years since I was into self-help stuff. After a while I decided I was beyond help!

 
At 6:07 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

John,

Great line!

Michael

 

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