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Yesterday I wrote that trust is one of the most valuable economic assets; it is the foundation of all stellar business, organizational and individual performance. Today I read that Stephen M.R. Covey (the son not the father) is challenging his readers with the idea that trust is a hard-edged economic driver rather than just a soft social virtue. And did I mention that Daniel Kahneman was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize for economics for his work integrating psychological research into economic science which concluded that business is more about emotions than most businesspeople care to admit? That emotion we feel call trust has been a part of a leader’s lexicon for generations. For those who have used every phrase, every key word, every sound-bite and now every twitter to get leaders to pay more than a passing, inattentive glance to their interpersonal impact, try this one…trust is the leading indicator of your success.