Leadership And Management

The Speed of Trust, Part 1

Overview: The One Thing That Changes Everything

Trust may be something we take for granted until it is injured or destroyed. When that happens, it assumes a new importance. When you think of the people that are important in your life, these are most likely people you trust. We live in a time when we are frequently reminded that trust has to be earned and then reevaluated. Think of some of the public figures that had been trusted and then lost that trust. As you work on this assignment, start developing your trust meter, the instrument that guides you when evaluating trustworthiness.

This assignment is worth 15 points.


• Analyze the evolving professional nursing roles of leader/manager within a dynamic health care team

• Design unique strategies to promote adaptation to the professional nursing roles.

• Utilize the critical thinking process in problem solving and decision making.


Before completing this assignment, read the first section (pages 1- 26) of Covey’s The Speed of Trust. In this assignment, you will write a short (1-2 pages), opinion paper. The paper is to be based on your own experiences and opinions. You should critically reflect on your personal experiences and apply what you have learned in the module to your current practice. Justify and explain your responses with examples and thorough explanations.

Consider your current or past place of employment, and discuss the following:

a. The level of excellence at this institution is (select high or low); possibly because of the high/low level of trust the employees have of the administration. This level of trust of administration is illustrated by:

b. The level of excellence at this institution is (select high or low); possibly because of the high/low level of trust the administration has of the employees. This level of trust of the employees is illustrated by:

Grading Rubric





Needs Improvement 

Not   Acceptable 


The Speed of Trust Part 1 

Quality   paper, with thorough content and minimal

grammar or spelling   errors.

Good   paper, but a few omissions in content or more

than 2 errors in spelling   or grammar

Fair to poor paper, difficult to follow or

lacking in pertinent   content, or many

spelling   or grammar


Very poor paper, very late   paper, or no paper at all.


15 Points 





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