The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen R. Covey

The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen R. Covey

by Stephen R. Covey, Jesse Boggs
     
 

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This commemorative collection captures the essence of Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s most profound teachings on business, success, management, family, and love.

After Dr. Covey passed away on July 16, 2012, there was an outpouring of emotion for the loss of one of the world’s great thinkers on success and leadership. His insightful, straightforward

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This commemorative collection captures the essence of Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s most profound teachings on business, success, management, family, and love.

After Dr. Covey passed away on July 16, 2012, there was an outpouring of emotion for the loss of one of the world’s great thinkers on success and leadership. His insightful, straightforward advice has given guidance to millions of people from all walks of life, demonstrating how each of us can control our own destiny. Among his many bestselling books are The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The 8th Habit, Principle-Centered Leadership, and First Things First, all of which left a legacy unmatched in its motivational thrust.

As inspiring for the countless people who were moved by his thinking as well as those unfamiliar with his work, The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen R. Covey is a beautifully packaged commemorative edition and compilation of his most inspiring words.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442362819
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Sales rank:
1,167,316
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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INTRODUCTION

This book contains the crystallized wisdom of one of the great teachers of our time, Dr. Stephen R. Covey.

As a young man, Dr. Covey was expected to to work in his family hotel business, but that wasn’t the path for him. He wanted to make a different contribution—to be a teacher, to dedicate his life to unleashing human potential. “Every human being is precious,” he wrote, “endowed with enormous, almost infinite potential and capacity.”

To that end he studied at Harvard graduate school, became a university professor, and then widened his circle of influence as a consultant to business and government leaders. With the 1989 publication of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, considered by many the most influential book of our time, Dr. Covey had—and continues to have—worldwide impact. This book and his others can be found in home and office libraries literally around the globe.

Not only his teaching but his life reminds us of the power of enduring principles. He was not interested in riding fads or pandering for publicity. His passion was to articulate and teach the unchanging, immutable, and ageless truths of life—truths that apply equally well to professional success and to deep personal satisfaction. He also lived by those truths, as countless friends, family members, and students of Dr. Covey will attest.

Arranged under the decisive principles of life—such as integrity, life balance, vision, and love—the stories and quotations in this book teach those principles in accessible, gemlike form.

Although Dr. Covey has passed from us, we will always have the benefit of his timeless teachings—that truth is truth and is self-evident, that you can’t live without principle and expect the universe to accommodate you, and that your life is a precious one that you can waste in mediocrity or invest in greatness.

—The Covey Family

Meet the Author

Sean Covey is Executive Vice President of Global Solutions and Partnerships for FranklinCovey. He is a New York Times bestselling author and has written several books, including The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, The 4 Disciplines of Execution, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, which has been translated into twenty languages and sold over five million copies worldwide.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Provo, Utah
Date of Birth:
October 24, 1932
Date of Death:
July 16, 2012
Place of Birth:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Place of Death:
Idaho Falls, ID
Education:
B.S., University of Utah, 1950; M.B.A., Harvard University, 1957; Ph.D., Brigham Young University, 1976
Website:
http://franklincovey.com

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