Stephen R. Covey Quotes

The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.

Stephen R. Covey

Accountability breeds response-ability.

Stephen R. Covey

We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.

Stephen R. Covey

Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.

Stephen R. Covey

Between stimulus and response is our greatest power - the freedom to choose

Stephen R. Covey

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.

Stephen R. Covey

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

Stephen R. Covey

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

Stephen R. Covey

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

Stephen R. Covey

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

Stephen R. Covey

Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.

Stephen R. Covey

People with a scarcity mentality tend to see everything in terms of win-lose. There is only so much; and if someone else has it, that means there will be less for me. The more principle-centered we become, the more we develop an abundance mentality, the more we are genuinely happy for the successes, well-being, achievements, recognition, and good fortune of other people. We believe their success adds to...rather than detracts from...our lives.

Stephen R. Covey

Security represents your sense of worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, your basic personal strength or lack of it.

Stephen R. Covey

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 R. Covey

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.

Stephen R. Covey

When you listen with empathy to another person, you give that person psychological air.

Stephen R. Covey
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