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Title:
The wisdom and teachings of Stephen R. Covey.
Author:
Covey, Stephen R.
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Edition:
First Free Press hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Free Press, 2012.
Physical Description:
xi, 160 pages ; 20 cm
Summary:
Collects some of the author's most compelling teachings on leadership, time management, effectiveness, and success, and includes a compilation of his most insightful and inspiring sayings.
Language:
English
Contents:
Accountability -- Balance -- Choice -- Contribution -- Courage -- Effectiveness -- Empathy -- Integrity -- Leadership -- Learning -- Love -- Potential -- Self-discipline -- Synergy -- Trust -- Truth -- Vision -- Win-win -- Stephen R. Covey's favorite quotations.
ISBN:
9781476725116
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This commemorative collection captures the essence of Dr. Stephen R. Covey's most profound teachings on business, success, management, family, and love.

S tephen R. Covey passed away in July 2012, leaving behind an unmatched legacy with his teachings about leadership, time management, effectiveness, success, and even love and family. A multimillion-copy bestselling author of self-help and business classics, Dr. Covey strove to help readers recognize the key elements that would lead them to personal and professional effectiveness. His seminal work, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, transformed the way people act on their problems with a compelling, logical, and well-defined process. Indeed, many of the habits have been assimilated into everyday thinking and everyday conversation. For example, the expressions "win/win" and "first things first," to name a few, have been incorporated into almost every business culture around the world.

The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen R. Covey is a compilation of Dr. Covey's most insightful, inspiring teachings and sayings. His profound influence spread beyond businesses and individuals and was even integrated into governments, school systems, and many other institutions with great success. This book covers his most impactful topics: time management, success, leadership--including principle-centered leadership-- all of the 7 Habits, love, and family. This powerful collection is a lasting tribute to the inspirational luminary that so many will miss.

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Selected Wisdom from Stephen R. Covey:

"How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most."

"Live, love, laugh, leave a legacy."

"But until a person can say deeply and honestly, 'I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,' that person cannot say, 'I choose otherwise.'"

"Seek first to understand, then to be understood." "To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground."


Author Notes

Stephen R. Covey was born on October 24, 1932, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received a degree in business administration from the University of Utah, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a D.R.E. from Brigham Young University. He was a teacher and administrator at Brigham Young University. In 1983, he founded the Covey Leadership Center, a training and consulting concern.

He wrote numerous books on leadership, personal and organizational effectiveness, and family and interpersonal relationships. His best known book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic, first published in 1989. His other books include Principle Centered Leadership; First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, and to Leave a Legacy; Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People; Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families; The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness; and The 3rd Alternative. He received the Thomas More College Medallion and the Utah Symphony Fiftieth Anniversary Award in 1990, and the McFeely Award of the International Management Council for contributions and service in 1991. He died from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident on July 16, 2012 at the age of 79.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Excerpts

Excerpts

INTRODUCTION This book contains the crystallized wisdom of one of the great teachers of our time, Dr. Stephen R. Covey. As a young man, Dr. Covey was expected to to work in his family hotel business, but that wasn't the path for him. He wanted to make a different contribution--to be a teacher, to dedicate his life to unleashing human potential. "Every human being is precious," he wrote, "endowed with enormous, almost infinite potential and capacity." To that end he studied at Harvard graduate school, became a university professor, and then widened his circle of influence as a consultant to business and government leaders. With the 1989 publication of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People , considered by many the most influential book of our time, Dr. Covey had--and continues to have--worldwide impact. This book and his others can be found in home and office libraries literally around the globe. Not only his teaching but his life reminds us of the power of enduring principles. He was not interested in riding fads or pandering for publicity. His passion was to articulate and teach the unchanging, immutable, and ageless truths of life--truths that apply equally well to professional success and to deep personal satisfaction. He also lived by those truths, as countless friends, family members, and students of Dr. Covey will attest. Arranged under the decisive principles of life--such as integrity, life balance, vision, and love--the stories and quotations in this book teach those principles in accessible, gemlike form. Although Dr. Covey has passed from us, we will always have the benefit of his timeless teachings--that truth is truth and is self-evident, that you can't live without principle and expect the universe to accommodate you, and that your life is a precious one that you can waste in mediocrity or invest in greatness. --The Covey Family Excerpted from The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen R. Covey by Stephen R. Covey All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.