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Effective leadership is putting first things first.
by Stephen Covey

Effective leadership is putting first things first.
Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
- Stephen Covey

Related topics: Leadership

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey PHOTO

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey PHOTO

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

 

Begin with the end in mind.
- Stephen Covey

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen 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
- Stephen Covey

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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.
- Stephen Covey

There are three constants in life...
change, choice and principles.
- Stephen Covey

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.
- Stephen Covey

We are not animals.
We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past.
We have the power of choice.
- Stephen Covey

Our character is basically a composite of our habits.
Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns,
they constantly, daily, express our character.
- Stephen Covey

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.
- Stephen Covey

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success;
leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
- Stephen Covey

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule,
but to schedule your priorities.
- Stephen Covey

In the last analysis, what we are communicates far
more eloquently than anything we say or do.
- Stephen Covey

Public behavior is merely private character writ large.
- Stephen Covey

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.
- Stephen Covey

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

The most effective way to cope with change
is to help create it.
- L. W. Lynett

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
- Amelia Earhart

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment
and the other by acts of love. Power based on love
is a thousand times more effective and permanent
then the one derived from fear of punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's
most effective criticism until you provoke him.
Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
- Henry David Thoreau

I highly recommend worrying.
It is much more effective than dieting.
- William Powell

People who have good relationships at home are more
effective in the marketplace.
- Zig Ziglar

Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
- Karen Horney

The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most
effective tool we have to repair the environmental
harm that is causing a species to decline.
- Norm Dicks

The key is, to not think of death as an end,
but as more of a very effective way to cut down on your expenses.
- the movie Love and Death

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts.
Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
- Karen Horney

Many legitimate forms of ownership, mainly cooperative and communal,
had not been used to any effective extent mainly because
of the imposition of Stalinist restrictions.
- Alexander Dubcek

But effective regulation at the European Union level
can make a massive contribution to achieving our shared
goals of improving competitiveness,
jobs and growth.
- John Hutton

Art is the beautiful way of doing things.
Science is the effective way of doing things.
Business is the economic way of doing things.
- Elbert Hubbard

I've been a very effective leader in the gay rights movement,
though at times I've been controversial.
- Jean O'Leary

Social Security has been effective for 70 years;
prior predictions of its demise have been totally overstated.
- Grace Napolitano

First person narrative is a very effective tool but
you have to know as a writer how to make it work.
- James McBride

The guillotine was most effective and used until fairly recently.
- Herbert Lom

The method of collective punishment so far has proved effective.
- Moshe Dayan

Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership.
- Eric Hoffer

Terrorism is in good part an effective government propaganda;
it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse
toward a mostly imagined,
highly dangerous outside enemy.
- Mark Poster

We have actively sought and are actively seeking to
make the United Nations an effective instrument of
international cooperation.
- Dean Acheson

The methods that EPA introduced after 1970 to reduce
air-pollutant emissions worked for a while,
but over time have become progressively less effective.
- Barry Commoner

The Spirit communicating to your spirit is the most
effective and fundamental of communications.
Write it down.
As you write down impressions of the Spirit,
more are given.
- Richard G. Scott

And internalization is used in this country as a very
effective political tool.
- Kathy Acker

If you have enthusiasm, you have a very dynamic,
effective companion to travel with you on the road to Somewhere.
- Loretta Young

Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life,
with its dynamic currents passing through your being,
is another.
- William James

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
- Aristotle

The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication,
and clear communication is necessary to management success.
- James Cash Penney

It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down,
so to speak, a real person by an ideal,
since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.
- Alfred Adler

If religion cannot restrain evil, it cannot claim effective power for good.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

Action is the normal completion of the act of will which begins as prayer.
That action is not always external, but it is always
some kind of effective energy.
- Dean Inge

Self-control means wanting to be effective at some
random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.
- Franz Kafka

Preaching is effective as long as the preacher expects
something to happen-not because of the sermon,
not even because of the preacher, but because of God.
- John E. Hines

Nothing is more effective than sincere,
accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.
- Bill Walsh

We have to define and put into practice a better,
more coherent and effective policy on income security.
- Kim Campbell

I have learned to pare down what I do and still be
effective and strong in a role.
- Mira Sorvino

Even very young children need to be informed about dying.
Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child.
This will make threatening him with it much more effective.
- P. J. O'Rourke

We need to tap the resource of current and retiring
science and math professionals that have both content
mastery and the practical experience to serve as effective teachers.
- Cathy McMorris

Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious,
marginal areas.
Casual curses are the most effective.
- William S. Burroughs

Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument
in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
- John Ruskin

Concentrated serum albumin fractionated from blood
plasma was effective in battlefield treatment of shock.
- Paul D. Boyer

Amtrak offers riders a cost-effective way to travel throughout the country.
- Tim Bishop

Vigilant and effective antitrust enforcement today
is preferable to the heavy hand of government regulation
of the Internet tomorrow.
- Orrin Hatch

We're more effective than birth control pills.
- Johnny Carson

I have never wavered from my intention to advance the
cause of diversity in new and more effective ways.
- Jeb Bush

I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious
laws so effective as their stringent execution.
- Ulysses S. Grant

The combination of pictures and words together can be really effective,
and I began to realise in my career that unless I wrote my own words,
then my message was diluted.
- Galen Rowell

We work very cost effective and I sell my movies in
100 territories on my own.
- Uwe Boll

Sampling, statisticians have told us,
is a much more effective way of getting a good census.
- Rob Lowe


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