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Stephen Covey
October 24, 1932 -
Nationality: American
Category: Businessman
Subcategory: American Businessman

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.


We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.


The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.


We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.


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.


Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.


In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do.


Public behavior is merely private character writ large.


Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.


Live out of your imagination, not your history.


There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.


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.


Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.


The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.


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.


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