"Great leaders know that trusting relationships are the cornerstone of a successful organization. In Leading with Trust is like Sailing Downwind, Bob Whipple focuses on the importance of creating and building trust within your company-more critical than ever in today's turbulent business climate. Read this book today and you'll be applying it tomorrow."
Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level
"An exceptional ambassador of trust, Bob Whipple helps build great leaders. Leading With Trust Is Like Sailing Downwind highlights the simple but profound truth that trust is the driving force behind good leadership, and an invaluable performance multiplier for organizations. Whipple expertly empowers you to build a winning crew and puts the tiller in your hand. Well done!"
Stephen M. R. Covey, author of the New York Times best seller The Speed of Trust
Bob Whipple is one of the clearest thinkers I have come across in the trust profession. I have read over a dozen books on trust over the last year and suggest this book to anyone interested in this important subject. Any time I "dog ear" several quotes and learn something new- my reading time was well spent. Whipple has a unique take on what it takes to be trusted in a relationship- his concept of "reinforcing candor" is something that we should all embrace. A clear and an important read...
Jordan Kimmel - Co-founder of “Trust Across America”
When it comes to understanding the value and strategic importance of trust in the business world, Bob Whipple is without peer. He demonstrates this once again with his latest book, Leading with Trust is Like Sailing Downwind. Using practical examples to back up his concepts, Whipple brings what could be a watery, vague notion into sharp focus with urgency and immediacy. Readers come away with pragmatic, instantly implementable tactics based on trust that lead to real and profitable outcomes. Plus, it's just a fun read.
Tim Hayes, The Leadership Communication Expert™
We were delighted to work with Bob Whipple, The Trust Ambassador. With Bob’s help and guidance, we were able to have a huge impact on the culture of our group. Within one year, “Trust” became the #1 STRENGTH of our organization. Bob was also instrumental in the creation of our strategic plan, which kept our goals visible and resulted in numerous accomplishments by the team. This year, for the first time in the organization’s history, the entire team was involved in the creation of our strategic plan. I would highly recommend Bob’s services to any organization. Bob is easy to work with and facilitates group work with expert results.
Lynn A. Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester NY
Business, Life, and leadership are all about transitions. Bob Whipple’s Trust in Transition is your compass and sextant to navigate these stormy seas successfully. His easy-going style, humor, and friendliness put people at ease, so they are open, receptive, and even eager to change their behaviors. A master at his work.
Bob Vanourek, CoAuthor: Triple Crown Leadership
I am way less concerned about the context for this book, as identified in the title, as I am about the content, which I found to be immensely instructive, helpful and meaningful.
As someone who spends most of my time working inside organizations to assist them in creating high trust working enviromnments, I found this book to be right on the money in terms of its core philospohy and main message. I definitely recommend it to both internal and external practioners who are committed to more highly functioning workplaces.