Covey

Although Stephen Covey died in 2012, his books and courses remain as popular as ever. As a result, in this post, I take some of Covey’s better known quotes and teachings in the hopes that we can adopt them to start 2015 on the right footing for a more productive and fulfilling life. Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.

Dr. Stephen R. Covey is best known for being the author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.”

First published in 1989, the book was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the most influential management books ever written.

A master of time management and productivity, Covey would move on to write other best-selling business books and become a sought-after motivational speaker.

Although Stephen Covey died in 2012, his books and courses remain as popular as ever. What he had to say about leading a more productive life is well known, but amazingly, very little of his advice is actually practiced.

As a result, in this post, I take some of Covey’s better known quotes and teachings in the hopes that we can adopt them to start 2015 on the right footing for a more productive and fulfilling life.

1. Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.

2. The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

3. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

4. I teach people how to treat me by what I will allow.

5. Begin with the end in mind.

6. Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.

7. Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply.

Let’s follow his wise and sound advice to set ourselves up for a most productive year ahead.

For more on Covey, visit https://www.stephencovey.com

Covey: How to be More Productive in 2015 | Cory Galbraith | LinkedIn

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