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A Slice of Trust by David Hutchens and Barry Rellaford teaches managers and leaders of all levels how companies that develop trust within the workplace can increase their value, efficiency, and innovation.
This delightful fable follows Simon the Pieman who isn't as simple as everyone thinks. He serves pie to his customers along with his trust, one slice at a time. Trusting wisely and weighing the risks against the opportunities, Simon succeeds in his business, teaching an old dog, Sebastian, some new tricks along the way.
Inspired by Simon's trust, Sebastian learns a valuable lesson about the importance of extending trust, weighing out risks to exercise "smart trust," and the importance trust plays in leadership.
With a forward written by Stephen M.R. Covey, author of The Speed of Trust, A Slice of Trust is the secret to building the necessary leadership skills needed to maintain a working environment that spurs creativity and collaboration.
- In Which a Pieman Adopts an Unusual Business Strategy
- The Fruits of Trust
- Into The Marketplace
- Sebastian's Trust Experiment
David Hutchens has made a career of delivering big ideas to broad audiences in compelling ways. He has helped create groundbreaking learning solutions for IBM, Walmart, Sam's Club, The Coca-Cola Company, Eli Lilly, Merck, Nike, BellSouth, and Booz Allen Hamilton. He is creator and author of The Learning Fables—a series of books, published by Pegasus Communications (Waltham, MA), which teach organizational structures, strategy, learning, and leadership as well as corporate responsibility and business ethics. The globally popular series includes the titles Shadows of the Neanderthal, The Lemming Dilemma, Listening to the Volcano and the perennial favorite Outlearning the Wolves. The unique combination of clever stories, sound business theory, and delightful illustrations have made the books a hit in corporate boardrooms, MBA programs, and even among groups of schoolchildren. The Learning Fables have sold more than 200,000 copies and have been published in more than a dozen languages.
David developed The Speed of Trust Simulation, an engaging discovery learning experience that is co-branded with Stephen M.R. Covey and based on his best-selling book, The Speed of Trust. He also developed The Speed of Trust Meeting in a Box. David's programs have been recognized with distinctions such as ASTD's Excellence in Practice award, and HR Magazine's Training Product of the Year.
David lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Robbie, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Together they founded and operate Signet House LLC, a counseling center that serves the middle Tennessee area. They have two children, Emory and Ollie. They all like pie.
Barry Rellaford is a leadership development expert. He founded GreatWork, which helps clients reach their goals by focusing on the strengths and passions of individuals, teams, and organizations to perform meaningful work. His clients include Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Toyota, Intel, Nike, and the University of Texas Medical Branch, among others.
Barry is a co-founder of CoveyLink, the predecessor to FranklinCovey's Global Speed of Trust practice. Today he balances his trust work with his own practice, GreatWork, where he inspires individuals and organizations to perform meaningful and purposeful work. As an international speaker and consultant, he has shared transformational ideas about leadership and trust with people from over 100 countries. His clients include Procter & Gamble, Boeing, the Defense Finance & Accounting Service, LEGO, the City of Miami Beach, and the US Veterans Administration.
Barry currently serves as the chair of the Storytelling in Organizations special interest group of the National Storytelling Network and continues to bring meaning into play with organizations and leaders. Barry is a key faculty member of the Purpose Project Guild, based in the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing.
Barry and his wife, Lorilee, met in France and now live in Utah with their children. They, too, like pie. Barry's interests outside of work include family activities, music, reading, people development, and the American West.