102 quotes found by Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey
Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
trust  life  principle  # 91847
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There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.
life  change  principles  # 91848
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The bottom line is, when people are crystal clear about the most important priorities of the organization and team they work with and prioritized their work around those top priorities, not only are they many times more productive, they discover they have the time they need to have a whole life.
life  time  work  # 91849
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When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That's when you can get more creative in solving problems.
Positive  Others  problems  # 91850
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The more people rationalize cheating, the more it becomes a culture of dishonesty. And that can become a vicious, downward cycle. Because suddenly, if everyone else is cheating, you feel a need to cheat, too.
culture  Becomes  cheating  # 91851
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The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
Priorities  Schedule  Key  # 91852
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Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
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Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
success  leadership  Climbing  # 91854
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When it comes to developing character strength, inner security and unique personal and interpersonal talents and skills in a child, no institution can or ever will compare with, or effectively substitute for, the home's potential for positive influence.
home  Positive  strength  # 91855
Stephen Covey
Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply.
understand  Listen  Intent  # 91856
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When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it's like giving them emotional oxygen.
Another  Point  Giving  # 91857
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Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.
character  adversity  Physical  # 91858
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Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals ten or a hundred or even a thousand! It's the profound result when two or more respectful human beings determine to go beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge.
Great  ideas  Happens  # 91859
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Accountability breeds response-ability.
Breeds  # 91860
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Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.
strength  lies  # 91861
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The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it.
learn  mistake  Approach  # 91862