Praise for The Trusted Leader
"Most of the many books on leadership are either vapid
or worse, promising a silver bullet that just doesn't exist.
Galford and Drapeau focus on a simple, empowering truth --
employees' and colleagues' trust in managers yields success.
This highly useful guide to leading by building and mobilizing
trust is at once pragmatic and inspiring."
Carl Stern, CEO of Boston Consulting Group.
"This is precisely the right book at precisely the right
time. Trust in American leaders hasn't been at such a low
ebb since the Vietnam/Watergate era. Rob and Ann give clear
direction on how trust will be rebuilt - on strategic, organizational,
and personal levels. I expect their advice to become the touchstone
for a whole new generation of leaders who will place trust
at the center of their operational and personal values."
George Colony, CEO of Forrester Research.
"Since the bottom line is directly affected by people
and how they feel
about their work, The Trusted Leader shows us how building
trust will keep the organization strong in the good times
and the bad. The authors show us, through examples and lists,
how to keep everyone working productively in a trust-based,
Richard Robinson, Chairman, CEO & President, Scholastic
"Rob Galford and Anne Drapeau have illuminated an overlooked
aspect of the leadership equation. The Trusted Leader
is practical and insightful. Extremely relevant in these days
of executive excess."
Richard G. Hamermesh, Professor, Harvard Business School.
"None of us or our organizations will be as successful
as we'd like to be unless we heed The Trusted Leader's
advice to incorporate trust consciously and thoughtfully into
our business practices and management approaches."
Michael Goss, Managing Director and Chief Administrative
Officer Bain Capital, LLC
"In this excellent and timely book, Rob Galford and
Anne Seibold Drapeau show us how leaders consciously build
and preserve the trust of their colleagues and subordinates.
This book ought to be in the hands of every manager who is
serious about driving the longer term success of their organization."
Jon Younger Ph.D. Senior Vice President, Leadership Development
National City Corporation
"The Trusted Leader is extraordinarily well-written,
engaging, and insightful about an ordinarily inscrutable topic.
Building trust is the critical success factor of management,
yet it is often nonexistent in today's world. This book is
a must read for every MBA and anyone aspiring to move up the
corporate ladder or holding a position of authority. Read
it and succeed as a leader and a person."
Richard D'Aveni, Professor, Amos Tuck Graduate School of
Business at Dartmouth, author of Hypercompetition