Stephen Covey, fully Stephen Richards Covey

Stephen
Covey, fully Stephen Richards Covey
1932
2012

American Author, Educator, Businessman, Trainer, Motivational Speaker best known for his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Author Quotes

We could spend weeks, months, even years laboring with the personality ethic trying to change our attitudes and behaviors and not even begin to approach the phenomenon of change that occurs spontaneously when we see things differently

We are a product of neither nature nor nurture; we are a product of choice, because there is always a space between stimulus and response.

We do not have to love. We choose to love.

We are either the second creation of our own proactive design, or we are the second creation of other people?s agendas, of circumstances, or of past habits.

We don?t always want answers or advice. Sometimes we just want company.

We are free to choose our actions, based on our knowledge of correct principles, but we are not free to choose the consequences of those actions. Remember, If you pick up one end of the stick, you pick up the other.

We have a tendency to rush things, and fix them up with good advice.

We are free to choose our actions, but we are not free to choose the consequences of these actions.

We hear a lot about identity theft when someone takes your wallet and pretends to be you and uses your credit cards. But the more serious identity theft is to get swallowed up in other people?s definition of you.

We are free to choose our actions? but we are not free to choose the consequences of these actions.

We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their actions.

We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations

We live in a culture of blame ? a full 70 percent of respondents say that people in their organization tend to blame others when things go wrong. So taking responsibility will mean swimming against the current.

We are more in need of a vision or destination and a compass and less in need of a road map.

We live in a Knowledge Worker Age but operate our organizations in a controlling Industrial Age model that absolutely suppresses the release of human potential. Voice is essentially irrelevant.

We are not our feelings. We are not our moods. We are not even our thoughts. The very fact that we can think about these things separates us from them and from the animal world. Self-awareness enables us to stand apart and examine even the way we see ourselves?our self-paradigm, the most fundamental paradigm of effectiveness. It affects not only our attitudes and behaviors, but also how we see other people. It becomes our map of the basic nature of

We may be very busy, we may be very efficient, but we will also be truly effective only when we begin with the end in mind.

Time management is really a misnomer ? the challenge is not to manage time, but to manage ourselves.

To retain those who are present, be loyal to those who are absent.

To be a race should work to change the conditions in order to serve your goals, do not change your goals as dictated by the circumstances

To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.

To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you?re going so that you better understand where you are now and so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.

Too many vacations that last too long, too many movies, too much TV, too much video game playing ? too much undisciplined leisure time in which a person continually takes the course of least resistance gradually wastes a life. It ensures that a person?s capacities stay dormant, that talents remain undeveloped, that the mind and spirit become lethargic and that the heart remains unfulfilled.

To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.

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First Name
Stephen
Last Name
Covey, fully Stephen Richards Covey
Birth Date
1932
Death Date
2012
Bio

American Author, Educator, Businessman, Trainer, Motivational Speaker best known for his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People