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Stephen R. Covey

Stephen Richards Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book was The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. His other books include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, The 8th Habit, and The Leader In Me — How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time. He was a professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University at the time of his death.

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When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.

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It is character that communicates most eloquently.

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To maintain the P/PC Balance, the balance between the golden egg (production) and the health and wel ...

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The pleasure-centered person, too soon bored with each succeeding level of "fun," constantly cries f ...

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Is it logical that two people can disagree and that both can be right? It's not logical: it's psycho ...

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“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are ...

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

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“Win win agreements are tremendously liberating. But as the product of isolated techniques, they w ...

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“Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can h ...

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“Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the lad ...

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“Most people think of leadership as a position and therefore don't see themselves as leaders.”

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“Management works in the system; Leadership works on the system.”

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“Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying ...

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

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“Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice w ...

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