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Principle-centered Leadership [Paperback]

Stephen R. Covey
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4 Jan 1999
How do we as individuals and organizations survive and thrive amid tremendous change? Why are efforts to improve falling so short in real results despite the millions of dollars in time, capital, and human effort being spent on them? How do we unleash the creativity, talent, and energy within ourselves and others in the midst of pressure? Is it realistic to believe that balance among personal, family, and professional life is possible?

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  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; New edition edition (4 Jan 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 068485841X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684858418
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 196,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author, Dr. Stephen R. Covey dedicates his life to teaching principle-centred living and leadership to individuals, families, and organizations. Dr. Covey has been awarded seven honorary doctorate degrees and has also been recognized as one of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans

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Sam Walton Chairman, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Covey's philosophy for creating more meaningful relationships and successes in the workplace is one we should be striving to implement throughout business and industry, in the home and elsewhere, if we expect to be rewarded with happiness and a fulfilling future.

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Recognized as one of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey has dedicated his life to demonstrating how every person can truly control their destiny with profound, yet straightforward guidance. As an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant and author, his advice has given insight to millions. He has sold over 20 million books sold (in 38 languages), and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the No. 1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. His most recent major book, The 8th Habit , has sold nearly 400,000 copies. He holds an MBA from Harvard, and doctorate degree from Brigham Young University. He is the co-founder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, the leading global professional services firm with offices in 123 countries. He lives with his wife and family in Utah. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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This book does not contain the latest methods, the newest techniques or any quick-fix solve your problems in a day advice. What it does contain are truths that have stood the test of time and still ring a bell in the innermost places. He focuses on natural laws and principles that, faithfully sowed, will reap the desired results if the said desired results are better relationships, mutual trust, lasting changes. If you want rapid results, superficial temporary changes, this book is not for you. If you think the solution lies in finding out what's wrong with the system or your opponent, this book is not for you. If you are willing to admit that the problem might be you and that solutions may take time to work out, this book will prove to be a god-send. I plan to re-visit this book often in the process of trying to put these principles into practice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly excellent 9 Oct 2003
I have concluded that the root cause of all the ills of the world is that humans do not live their lives according to the Golden Rule of doing unto others as you would have others do unto you. The Golden Rule is the common thread of all religions and can therefore be considered the unifying principle for every human on earth. It is probably the one concept that everyone can buy into but also one goal that everyone would admit they could and should do better. For myself I know that if I truly lived the Golden Rule I would feel much more pain at the unacceptable gap between the rich and the poor because as one of the rich I would see myself or my loved ones as one of the starving and would want to do something about it. The fact that I don't do anything about it - or not enough - means that I am just a wimp. Just a lot of hot air. I say one thing but do another. My failure, multiplied six billion times is what has turned this paradise we inherited into the crisis-ridden planet we live on today. It was a strange and wonderful discovery, therefore, that this book has been written to help me - and you should you be so inclined - to come closer to living the Golden Rule through what the author refers to as Principle-Centered Leadership.
A second conclusion is that we need more of the Mother Teresa style of leadership. She spoke very little, rolled up her sleeves and just waded into the slums of the poorest of the poor, while my leadership style has been to keep at a safe distance and say "Hey, someone should do something about this." The big difference between Mother Teresa and me is that she lived the Golden Rule while I just mouth it. Principle-Centered Leadership is the book I was seeking to help me change from a talker to a doer.
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I am only one quarter of the way through this book but so far, it is without a doubt the best book of it's kind I have ever read. This guy talks sense, something that rings true at the deepest level. Not techniques or fads or methods or solve your problems in a day but real solutions for people willing to face the challenge to become better people in order to influence those around them. I look forward to not only finishing the book but re-reading it often as I endeavour to put it into practice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Principle centred leadership 2 Nov 2013
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Love this book and wish I had read it 20 years ago.

I definitely recommend this to anyone in or aspiring to leadership roles
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not up to Coveys usual standard 12 July 2013
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I am an avid follower of Coveys work. If you already have his other popular works don't bother with this audio. If not 7 habits and First things first are excellent.
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Once again, Covey only goes from strength to strength. A wonderful book that is must for those who really want to understand and built true leadership. It will test your motives for leading people and help you build a firm platform for helping others. Thanks you to the brilliant of this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good book. no issues and would use company again 20 July 2014
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quick delivery, good book. no issues and would use company again.
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