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The Code of Trust : An American Counterintelligence Expert's Five Rules to Lead and Succeed

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Robin Dreeke is a senior agent at the FBI and an 18 year veteran of the Bureau. He was, until recently, the head of the Counterintelligence Division's Behavioral Analysis Program where his primary mission was to thwart the efforts of foreign spies and recruit American spies. His core approach in this mission was to inspire reasonable, well-founded trust among people who could provide valuable information.

The Code of Trust is based on the system Dreeke devised and implemented during years of field work at the highest levels of national security. Applying his system first to himself, he rose up through the FBI, and then taught to law enforcement and military officials throughout the country. The Code of Trust has since elevated executives to leadership and changed the culture of entire companies, making them happier and more productive as morale soars.

Inspiring trust is not a trick, nor is it an arcane art. It's an important, character-building endeavor that requires only a sincere desire to be helpful and sensitive and the ambition to be more successful at work and at home. The Code of Trust is based on 5 principles:

1) Suspend Your Ego
2) Be Nonjudgmental
3) Honor Reason
4) Validate Others
5) Be Generous

All a reader needs to be successful is the willingness to spend eight to ten hours learning a system that took Robin Dreeke almost a lifetime to create.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 29mm | 326g
  • Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1250190444
  • 9781250190444
  • 559,406

Review quote

Smart, empowering, and easy to follow, Dreeke's manual should become a classic business--and personal--primer on the art of building trust. --Publishers Weekly

Dreeke delivers a pragmatic, patriotic recipe for the key ingredient of leadership: trust. . . . A book of broad application with useful lessons for everyone from Girl Scouts to corporate masters to world leaders--and aspiring spies, too. --Kirkus Reviews

As someone who has spent my career in the public and private intelligence fields, I feel this work provides great insights into the social psychological aspects of interpersonal dynamics from someone who has spent a lot of time in analyzing the criminal mind. A great insight for anyone with an interest in social psychology and how it impacts interpersonal relationships. --Phil Houston, CEO QVerity, 26 year veteran of CIA and co-author of the New York Times bestsellers Spy The Lie and Get The Truth

To paraphrase Charles Dickens, it is the best of times, the worst of times, the age of wisdom, the age of foolishness, the spring of hope, the winter of despair. The Code of Trust is an antidote to the cynicism and fear of today. Robin Dreeke, my friend and colleague from the FBI, will take you on a delightful journey -- his journey--to more effective leadership at a time when we ache for such genuine skills in others. --Reid Meloy Ph.D., forensic psychologist, author, and consultant to The FBI

The foundation of leadership is trust. Robin shares his successful and, sometimes, unsuccessful experiences as a United States Marine Corps officer and as a FBI behavioral analyst that allowed him to crack the code to build trusting relationships. This book is a must read for leaders and those who aspire to lead. --Jack Schafer, author of The Like Switch

"Trust is one of life's biggest obstacles, which is why Robin Dreeke's book is so important. The Code of Trust gets to the heart of the issue by addressing the core of how we build and inspire trust. His real world examples in stressful situations offer an engaging backdrop to learn about human nature. --Shane Parrish, publisher of the renown Farnam Street blog
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About Cameron Stauth

Robin Dreeke entered federal law enforcement in 1997, after graduating from the US Naval Academy and serving in the US Marine Corps. He received advanced training and operational experience in social psychology and in the practical application of the science of relationship development. Eventually he rose to direct the behavioural analysis program in a federal law enforcement agency. Dreeke is currently an agent of the FBI and lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
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384 ratings
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2 8% (29)
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