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Taking Action on What Matters Most for Leaders, Teams and Organizations



Closing the Trust Gap is more than just a guide; it's a strategic resource for leaders looking to bridge the often-overlooked trust gap in their teams. With its actionable insights and practical strategies, this book will empower you to cultivate a culture of trust, leading to enhanced communication, increased efficiency, and improved overall health within your organization. Embrace this opportunity for a profound directional shift, and unlock the potential that trust can bring to your leadership and team dynamics.

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You’ve likely considered the crucial role trust plays within your organization and pondered how to close the elusive gap that’s been holding back your team's potential.

Yet, the leap towards reshaping your company’s trust culture might seem daunting. Why? Because the risks seem immense at this stage of you  journey.

But if you continue on the current path, you may find your organization perpetually grappling with the same trust issues, inhibiting growth and innovation.

That's where "Closing the Trust Gap" comes in. This transformative book is your guide, crafted by leading organizational expert Dr. Cory Scheer, who has mentored hundreds of organizational leaders through the process of building a culture of trust, leading to measurable success, employee fulfillment and employee engagement.

In "Closing the Trust Gap," you will be introduced to the simple three part framework that will take you from a leader of a stagnant workforce to the architect of a vibrant, trust-filled workplace where everyone, including you, thrives. With each chapter, you'll gain not just insight but practical strategies that will empower you to create a more transparent, collaborative, and successful organization.

About the Author

Cory Scheer

In addition to over 25 years in leadership roles in various sectors, Cory Scheer has obtained an Executive MBA (Rockhurst University) and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (University of Missouri). Cory has worked with small businesses, corporations, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, municipalities, ministries and the military to provide vital support and clear direction on how to ensure people, practices, and policies become more trustworthy so that key performance indicators improve. 


Cory is the co-author of The National Survey on Brand and Trust with BrandCertain. Cory is also the developer of the online course, The Complete Guide to Building Organizational Trust. Cory is the author of Closing the Trust Gap,  Taking Action on What Matters Most.

Founder and CEO of TrustCentric Consulting
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Chip Huber
TRUST...Building What Matters MOST

"THRILLED to READ this NEW BOOK on TRUST…I deeply enjoyed it and can’t wait to dive in with others in the year ahead…it’s a really good combo of compelling personal examples, simply understood principles and content, important data, easy-to-grasp models, and so many applicable questions and ideas that will help organizations with the central issue of TRUST that is so important to function and profit and impact…it flows well and offers plenty but provides just the right amount of ideas and information to take in and then actually leverage…it is a resource that can be read in chunks and discussed and put into practice in all kinds of settings including relationships, non-profit organizations, and corporate projects...

Cory has spent a lifetime building TRUST and studying it empirically and practically...he's an ideal strategist, mentor, and guide to take you on the TRUST journey as you read Closing the Trust Gap!"

Merle Mees
Trust makes the team move forward together!

"TRUST is essential for building a healthy organization.
If you're a new leader in an organization or an experienced leader in a changing organization trust is vital for taking new ground.
You need more than anecdotal advice and hunches to lead; you need research backed and proven strategies.
Cory Scheer has written a helpful and hopeful book that will guide you and your team to think differently and prioritize trust in a new way.
This book is practical and written by a person passionate about trust.
Get your copy of Closing the Trust Gap today. You'll be glad you did!"

Richard C.
Great read and spot on!

"Trust is that fundamental element of any healthy relationship, whether it be between individuals, teams, or organizations (just about everyone). It is based on the belief in the competence, problem-solving, and a genuine care for others. Love his insight. Lots of examples and tips to build trust in your organization or business."

Trust is finally tangible! This book will change things in your leadership & business!

"Cory's framework is researched based and also still takes our humanness into account. This book takes a concept that can often seem intangible and nuanced, TRUST, and helps us see that it is actually tangible and attainable. We are given simple and clear steps to close the trust gaps in our leadership, in our businesses, and in our lives. Anyone who works with others in any capacity will benefit from learning and applying the principles in Closing the Trust Gap. Get it and read it-you won't regret it!"

Michelle Robin
Trust = Collaboration

"Cory’s perspective on trust is eye-opening as well as a guide to building a collaborative culture. Well done!"

Critical read for all leaders

"This book is a phenomenal mix of researched background and practical application. It is a common sense, easily applied read. I highly recommend it to all. Once I read it I ordered more copies for business partners."

If trust is the currency of the future, you need to invest in this book

"In today's world of remote work, artificial intelligence and socioeconomic uncertainty, there is a profound need for trust. It is arguably the most important foundational element for organizational success and individual relationships. Yet we are so bad at defining, understanding and growing it.
Thankfully Cory has given us a simple, salient framework that can be immediately applied as we navigate new norms at work. His ideas are enhanced with authentic stories, extensive experience and robust research. It is essential reading in order to mind the trust gap."

Linda Endecott
Trust is foundational!

"Thoroughly enjoyed Cory’s delving into conversations around trust. So important in learning, leading and supporting others! Well done!!!"

A Must-Read for All Leaders

"Closing the Trust Gap is a true blueprint for leaders and organizations to build and nurture trust from within.
The trust principles and strategies outlined are timeless and practical.
I highly recommend it."

Brooke Ricklefs
A treasure for trust-builders!

"For any leaders looking to find practical, helpful, human-first ways of building (or repairing) trust in their organizations, families, and friendships, Cory's gift to us is a treasure chest of goodness. A great gift for your team to read as well!"

We need this book now more than ever

"With distrust in corporate leadership at such a high level for the past few years, a book showing leaders how to earn that trust back is timely and important. Cory does a great job giving practical action plans to rebuild trust."

Andy Pitts