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Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace

Recently in one of the classes I run for a client, the topic of trust came up. It is one of the core values of the company. The discussion was rather robust, and got me thinking about trust in a whole different way. So, too did this book written by Dennis and Michelle Reina.

This book is broken down into three sections: Understanding Trust and Betrayal; Transactional Trust; and Transformative Trust. The thing I like about the book it that the authors use real world example and check lists that engage the reader. Trust and Betrayal looks at trust in way that is understandable and approachable. This book may open your eyes into the ways mistrust and betrayal can sneak their way into your organization and cause significant disruption. Once you have your eyes open, then you can do something about it.

Much has been written about trust. Stephen MR Covey comes to mind with “The Speed of Trust”. If you are going to read widely on trust, this should be in your library. If you only have one book to read, it is certainly one that you should consider.


Dennis Reina & Michelle Reina


Berrett-Koehler Publishers



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