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Principle Centered Leadership [Paperback]

By Stephen R. Covey (Author)
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The author invites business readers to center their professional lives around principles of excellence and quality and discusses the six conditions of effectiveness and the patterns of organizational excellence

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From "New York Times "bestselling author Steven R. Covey comes another inspirational and practical guide to leadership.
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?
Stephen R. Covey demonstrates that the answer to these and other dilemmas is "Principle-Centered Leadership," a long-term, inside-out approach to developing people and organizations. The key to dealing with the challenges that face us today is the recognition of a principle-centered core within both ourselves and our organizations. Dr. Covey offers insights and guidelines that can help you apply these principles both at work and at home -- leading not just to a new understanding of how to increase quality and productivity, but also to a new appreciation of the importance of building personal and professional relationships in order to enjoy a more balanced, more rewarding, more effective life.

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Studio: Free Press
Pages   336
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.39" Width: 5.49" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 1992
Publisher   Simon & Schuster
ISBN  0671792806  
ISBN13  9780671792800  

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More About Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey Over his lifetime, Stephen inspired millions with the power of universal principles. As he traveled the globe many times over, his message was a simple one: for true success and meaning in life, we must be principle-centered in all areas of life. A teacher at heart, he often taught: "there are three constants in life: change, choice and principles."

From the oval office, the board room, community halls and to the school house and family room, Stephen taught the mindset, skillset and toolset found in the 7 habits of Highly effective people, his seminal work. His legacy is woven in the 7 habits, and, just as these habits are universal and timeless, so is Stephen r. Covey, who is admired around the world for his simple, yet powerful, universal, timeless teachings.

Recognized as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey was one of the world’s foremost leadership authorities, organizational experts, and thought leaders.

Covey was the author of acclaimed books, including the international best seller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has sold more than 25 million copies in 40 languages throughout the world. Other best sellers authored by Covey include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness.

Recently released books authored by Covey include Everyday Greatness: Inspiration for a Meaningful Life (2006), The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time (2008), Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times (2009), Great Work, Great Career (2009), and The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life’s Most Difficult Problems (2011).

Millions of people and thousands of clients throughout the world have personally experienced Covey's approach and commitment to teaching universal principles. His approach has been enormously empowering and it transcends differences of every kind--political, philosophical, religious, socio-economic, generational, gender, lifestyle, etc.

Over the years, clients from around the world—including from India, Japan, Korea, Africa, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and beyond—have commented to Stephen Covey that The 7 Habits intimately relate to their culture, country, organization, and family. He responded, "You recognize these principles because they are common to every society that prospers and endures." These universal, timeless principles have stood the test of time with millions of people around the world and will continue to do so in the future.

Stephen Covey passed away on July 16, 2012, with his loving wife, children and their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren present. His legacy to the world is Principle-Centered Leadership and his many contributions will live on through the principles he loved, taught and espoused.

Stephen R. Covey lived in Provo, in the state of Utah. Stephen R. Covey was born in 1933 and died in 2012.

Stephen R. Covey has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Step Ahead Golden Books Workbook
  2. Stories of Courage and Inspiration

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If you own a business, you need to listen to this CD - Several times,  Sep 2, 2006
Empathy in Leadership and Management  Aug 11, 2006
More "sound advice" from the autor of "Sever Habits of Highly Effective People". Quite a few (at least semi) practical advices in this book - building on the priveate and public victories. I think Covey once more prooved his ability to put this into a leadership perspective. Althoug it may not be absolutely necessary to read The Sever Habits in advance, it undoubtedly would be an advantage .


"People don't care how much you know, unless they know how much you care"
Excellent, but redundant on many points  Jun 22, 2006
This follow up book to the SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE (Covey), repeats a lot of the same ideas in this title. However, it applies the ideas in a slightly different way and is a useful read who want to enforce the difficult to develop seven habits and apply them on an organizational level.

I particularly liked the way Dr. Covey handled the discussion about the two "must have" qualities of any leader -- character and competence. The former of these two is often forgotten in today's rough and tumble business world.

While there is redundant information in this volume, I found it to have enough new information to be a worthwhile read. I also found that the way the repeated information was presented made it interesting to review. I don't think you can go wrong buying this book, it contains many worthwhile ideas and case histories to ponder that will spark your own creative thinking.
Thinking in new directions  Apr 23, 2006
Some of the other reviews say that the concept of principle centered leadership is old or rehashed, or that people who don't know this shouldn't be in business.

Yet it's still incredibly hard to find corporations that operate on leading by principle. The vast majority of companies still hire people to do a specific job and if the workers become more efficient, they're marginally rewarded. "Do this over and over again, and we'll give you some money."

The concept of utilizing the actual mind's of employees is brilliant. Creativity is an infinite untapped resource. Consider the fact that we only use 10% of our brains. Imagine what would happen if we started tapping into that remaining 90%. Imagine what would happen to a company if it tapped into the massive creative conscious of its many employees.

People can't be treated like machines that need to be more efficient. People are not machines, they are people.

Stimulate their minds and get them to contribute to the direction of the company and (surprise,surprise) they will feel like they matter. This will bring forward motivation, enthusiasm and responsibility AS WELL AS fresh ideas, innovative solutions and ultimately, rampant growth.

All the company needs is a worthy principle to guide the people. Here's a good example: "Serve the customer like they've never been served before." The company that succeeds understands that there's always a better way to do something, and after achieveing the better way, there's an even better way.

In order to find these better ways, the successful company realizes that their workers can contribute very useful ideas by being actively involved in the direction of the company.

Principle centered leadership is not an old concept. It is a necessary concept that unfortunately only a minority of businesses use.

This book is required reading for any business or leader.
Meaningful All The Way...  Mar 15, 2006
Stephen Covey is on way to conduct a seminar in India on the 8th Habit and this reminds me of my previous read of Stephen Covey 'Principle Centered Leadership' - Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day...the very quote says a lot. Stephen Covey opens up your mind to the permanent things - values, family, relationship, communication. He gives an insight to create a long-term meaningful relationship and be success at workplace and home. He defines how to increase quality and productivity by impressive charts as :

*Alternate Life Centers & Organizational Centers
*Four Levels of Principle centered leadership with key principles
*Seven habits maturity Continuum
*Power Process
*Pyramid of Influence
*Four Paradigms
*Six Conditions of Empowerment

In Chapter Seven, the Author focus on Seven deadly sins referring to Mahatma Gandhi's quote:All to do with social and political conditions:

*Wealth without work
*Pleasure without conscience
*Knowledge without character
*Commerce without morality (Business without ethics)
*Science without humanity
*Religion without sacrifice
*Politics without Principle

He charts out how the seven habits will help you avoid seven deadly sins. Stephen Covey's Thirty Methods of Influence in Chapter 11 centers around positive influence with people in our personal and professional lives. He explains how we can powerfully and ethically influence to win new business, keep customers, maintain friendships, change behaviors or improve marriage and family relationships.

Chapter 13 - Making champions of your childen is one chapter that weigh stress to build their self esteem with added scoops of guidance.

Divided into section 1 and 2, the book has 31 chapters - each one a unique approach with powerful reading with his principles of vision, leadership and human relationships. Section 1 deals with Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness whereas Section 2 focus on Managerial and Organizational Development. This becomes a practical teaching tool for business leaders. Covey's Principles make a great sense and I recommend this book for all exisiting and future leaders who would like to scale high with the perfect blend of Stephen Covey's wisdom, compassion and practical experience. Good Pick.


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