Stephen Richards Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book was The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. His other books include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, The 8th Habit, and The Leader In Me — How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time. He was a professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University at the time of his death.
Stephen Covey Quotes
Stephen Covey #Technology
Despite all our gains in technology, product innovation and world markets, most people are not thriving in the organizations they work for.
Stephen Covey #Change #Life
There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.
Stephen Covey #Change #Freedom #Imagination #Power
Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.
Stephen Covey #Communication #Life #Trust
Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
Stephen Covey #Family #Society
But with the steady disintegration of the family in modern society over the last century, the role of the school in bridging the gap has become vital!
Stephen Covey #Communication #Technology
It's a fact that more people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do more in this field.
Stephen Covey #History #Imagination
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Stephen Covey #Power
We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.
Stephen Covey #Business
A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
Stephen Covey #Business
Employers and business leaders need people who can think for themselves - who can take initiative and be the solution to problems.
Stephen Covey #Communication
In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do.
Stephen Covey #Family
Historically, the family has played the primary role in educating children for life, with the school providing supplemental scaffolding to the family.
Stephen Covey #Home #Positive #Strength
When it comes to developing character strength, inner security and unique personal and interpersonal talents and skills in a child, no institution can or ever will compare with, or effectively substitute for, the home's potential for positive influence.
Stephen Covey #Leadership
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Stephen Covey #Learning
We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.
Stephen Covey #Work
The bottom line is, when people are crystal clear about the most important priorities of the organization and team they work with and prioritized their work around those top priorities, not only are they many times more productive, they discover they have the time they need to have a whole life.
Stephen Covey #Leadership #Success
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.