"Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Stephen Covey on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Stephen Covey on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Stephen Covey on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Stephen Covey on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Stephen Covey on Colin Powell
"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."
"Employers and business leaders need people who can think for themselves - who can take initiative and be the solution to problems."
"There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles."
"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."
"In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do."