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Stephen Covey Quotes

– “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.”

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

– “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.”

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

– “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.”

– “Live out of your imagination, not your history.”

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

stephen-covey– “Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.”

– “Public behavior is merely private character writ large.”

– “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”

– “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”

– “There are three constants in life… change, choice and principles.”

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

– “We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.”

– “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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