Famous Quotes - Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey is sought after internationally as a speaker and author on leadership, personal effectiveness and change, family, and interpersonal relationships. He is the father of nine children by Sandra Merrill Covey. His books include Spiritual Roots of Human Relations , Marriage & Family Insights, Principle-Centered Leadership, and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

"If our lives are a function of conditioning and conditions, it is because we have, by conscious decision or by default, chosen to empower those things to control us."
".Be proactive
..Begin with the end in mind
...Put first things first
....Think win-win
.....Seek first to understand, then to be understood
.......Sharpen the saw."
"Use your R&I (resourcefulness and initiative)."
"Act or be acted upon."
"You can't talk your way out of problems you behave yourself into."
"Between stimulus and response, man has the freedom to choose."
"Effective management without effective leadership is like straightening deck chairs on the Titanic."
"Interdependence is a higher value than independence."
"Valuing the differences is the essence of synergy."
"What one thing could you do in your personal and professional life that, if you did on a regular basis, would make a tremendous positive difference in your life?"
"I became [my daughter's] student."
"The enemy of the best is the good."

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