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The Trust Factor

The Trust Factor

The Trust Factor: Advanced Leadership for Professionals by Robert Whipple

Creating an environment of TRUST is the heart of leadership. Where trust exists, all other performance dimensions automatically improve. Without it, small problems become huge obstacles. This book reveals new ways of building trust. You can make a quantum leap in your leadership capability quickly. Whether you are a seasoned leader or an aspiring young professional, after applying the principles in this book you will: Confidently lead based on a solid foundation Have more joy and satisfaction at work Increase your effectiveness working with people while you improve your reputation and income.


Robert WhippleRobert Whipple is CEO of Leadergrow Incorporated, an organization dedicated to development of leaders. He has spoken on leadership topics and the development of trust in numerous venues across the country. He also teaches leadership and business classes at several universities. A highly successful leader at Eastman Kodak Company for over 30 years, Mr. Whipple accomplished revolutionary change while leading a division of over 2000 people through the application of outstanding “people” skills.

He is author of three leadership books:

  • The Trust Factor: Advanced Leadership for Professionals,
  • Understanding E-Body Language: Building Trust Online, and
  • Leading with Trust is Like Sailing Downwind

His ability to communicate pragmatic approaches to building Trust in an entertaining and motivational format has won him top ranking wherever he speaks. Audiences relate to his material enthusiastically because it is simple, yet profound. His work has earned him the popular title of “The TRUST Ambassador”

Mr. Whipple has been named one of the top 100 thought leaders in the country on the topic of leadership development by Leadership Excellence Magazine. His articles and other information about Leadergrow can be downloaded from the corporate website, or BLOG

Mr.Whipple holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Union College, a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University, and a Masters of Business Administration from The Simon School at The University of Rochester.  He is a Management Quality “Blackbelt” from Eastman Kodak and a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) from the American Society for Training and Development.

Favorite quote:  “The highest calling for any leader is to grow other leaders.”

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