Famous Quotes By Stephen Covey


  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. Despite all our gains in technology, product innovation and world markets, most people are not thriving in the organizations they work for.
  4. Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
  5. Employers and business leaders need people who can think for themselves - who can take initiative and be the solution to problems.
  6. 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.
  7. Historically, the family has played the primary role in educating children for life, with the school providing supplemental scaffolding to the family.
  8. In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do.
  9. 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.
  10. Live out of your imagination, not your history.
  11. Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
  12. There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.
  13. Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
  14. We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.
  15. 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.

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