"Stroh, a business professor at Loyola University in Chicago, offers a primer on trust in the workplace, based on interviews with more than 300 people from manufacturing-line workers to the CEOs of major multinationals from Mattel to Gillette who give their views on whom you can trust at work, whom you can't, and why. One suggestion: Don't use your gut when evaluating people. Rather, Stroh recommends using a multipoint mental checklist such as taking note when someone tactfully tells you that you've made a big mistake. You can't trust sycophants." - U.S.News & World Report

"Stroh (business, Loyola University) argues that trust is a prerequisite for effective management, and that it contributes directly to personal success. To find out how to tell the 'good guys' from the 'bad guys,' she interviewed about 300 people, resulting in a compendium of lively stories, lessons learned in the trenches, principles, and practical tools. Integrating insights from management and psychology, she shows how to pay attention to red flags in relationships and develop a network of trustworthy people who will help readers succeed in business and in their personal lives." - Reference and Research Book News

"Having interviewed 300-plus people on the topic of trust, Stroh….[h]ere compiles guidelines and tools to develop more accurate perceptions. She offers definitions of and rules for assessing trustworthiness as well as examples of trustworthy people in the dating, business, and everyday spheres. She also presents chapters on betrayal, second chances, reconciliation, and coping mechanisms. Interestingly, she includes a chapter on trusting oneself (e.g., to diet, be more patient, quit an affair). For a topic so integral to everyday life, trust is rarely so thoroughly explored as it is here. Recommended for all libraries." - Library Journal

US News & World Report - Recommended by US News and World Report’s Best of Business Section for Executives’ Nightstand.Read More

Chicago Tribune - "Trust makes us vulnerable which is why many find it difficult. When we trust others, we expect that we are safe with them." Read More

USA Today - "And it's not just money Americans have lost. They need to recover from a betrayal of trust by financial and political leaders, says Linda Stroh, an organizational psychologist and author of Trust Rules." Read More

WSJ.COM - "Stroh claims we have to ask ourselves what's important in life, and fully understand the trade-offs we're making when we accept a relocation or engage in a commuter marriage. None of it is easy." Read More

Chicago Tribune - "Successful people follow a protocol, however, unconscious, for choosing people they trust." Read More

Oprah and Friends XM Radio with Gayle King - "My research has shown me that a huge piece of living your best life is surrounding yourself with people who are trustworthy."

Pittsburgh Post Gazette - "Many people claim to have a gut feeling for whether they can trust someone, but Linda Stroh, a professor at Loyola University Chicago Graduate School of Business, says her research convinced her that people's so-called instinct is the result of accumulated experience." Read More

The News-Gazette, Champaign, IL. - "Stroh's book is good and helpful. Trust me." Read More

Arizona Republic - "People can learn who to include in their inner circle and who to leave out. Stroh also gives advice on how to become more trustworthy themselves." Read More

Colorado Springs Gazette - "Rather than a gut check, Stroh recommends assessing trust using a 20-item checklist of characteristics." Read More