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    Light is the greatest disinfectant in nature and also in organizations.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: nature 
     
    An empowered organisation is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organisational success.
    — Stephen Covey
    To learn something but not to do is really not to learn. To know something but not to do is really not to know.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: learn 
     
    The true identity theft is not financial. It's not in cyberspace. It's spiritual. It's been taken.
    — Stephen Covey
    Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply.
    — Stephen Covey
    Between stimulus and response, there is a space where we choose our response.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: space 
     
    What air is to the body, to feel understood is to the heart.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: heart  body 
     
    The spirit of America has nurtured responsibility and community unlike any other country.
    — Stephen Covey
    We see the world not as it is, but as we are.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: world 
     
    Some habits of ineffectiveness are rooted in our social conditioning toward quick-fix, short-term thinking.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: thinking 
     
    Listen with your eyes for feelings.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: eyes 
     
    A little over 5% of the world's population produces almost 29% of the world's goods and services.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: world  service 
     
    How can you possibly reconcile the justice of God with the idea that only through Christ can you be saved? Most of the world lives and dies and never even hears of Christ. There has to be some mechanism set up for all those who have ever lived to have an opportunity to hear of Christ.
    — Stephen Covey
    The solutions to our problems are and always will be based upon universal, timeless, self-evident principles common to every enduring, prospering society throughout history.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: society  problem 
     
    I believe in Coach Louis Wong. He is so much more than just a football coach.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: believe  football 
     
    For me, the essence of the great American Dream is spiritual. I believe that our Constitution is inspired and that it is based on principles that are timeless and universal. This is the reason why 95% of all written constitutions throughout the world are modeled after our Constitution.
    — Stephen Covey
    My parents were just constantly affirming me in everything that I did. Late at night, I'd wake up and hear my mother talking over my bed, saying, 'You're going to do great on this test. You can do anything you want.'
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: night  saying  mother  parent 
     
    You're not a product of your nature. That is your genetic makeup or your nurture, the things that have happened to you. Of course those things affect you powerfully, but they do not determine you.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: nature 
     
    Every time you think the problem is 'out there,' that very thought is the problem.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: time  thoughts  problem 
     
    I affirm to you the tremendous potential you have, not beyond anything you could ever imagine.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: potential  imagine 
     
    You can't talk your way out of problems you behave yourself into.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: problem 
     
    Everyone must be proactive and do all they can to help themselves to stay employed.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: help 
     
    Most negotiators are trying to get their way.
    — Stephen Covey
    If you have a family mission statement that clarifies what your purpose is, then you use that as the criterion by which you make the decisions.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: decision 
     
    One of the things that I have admired about India is the spiritualism of the people.
    — Stephen Covey
    Both times I was in India, I could not get people to listen to each other. I had to literally tell people to listen to each other and tell them that they can't get creative and find alternate solutions if they don't listen to each other. There's a lot of arguing and justifying.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: time  people  india  creative 
     
    When the external factors over which one has no control in a way start to become negative, it starts to affect our creative juices.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: control  creative 
     
    Outsourcing is inevitable, and I don't think it's necessarily treating people like things.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: people 
     
    It's amazing how confused and distracted and misdirected so many people are.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: people 
     
    We become what we repeatedly do.
    — Stephen Covey
    We need to have business leaders who live by deep, strong principles.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: live  strong  leader  business 
     
    I believe in this concept that you learn by teaching.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: believe  learn  teaching 
     
    Remember, we are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
    — Stephen Covey
    In school, many of us procrastinate and then successfully cram for tests. We get the grades and degrees we need to get the jobs we want, even if we fail to get a good general education.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: job  education  school  fail 
     
    There is a heavy emphasis in Mormonism on initiative, on responsibility, on a work ethic, and on education. If you take those elements together with a free-enterprise system, you've got the chemistry for a lot of industry.
    — Stephen Covey
    Family home evening is more for the purpose of teaching values and gospel principles, displaying talents and enjoying different kinds of family fun and activities.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: value  talent  fun  gospel  teaching 
     
    You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren't busy denying them.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: mistakes  learn 
     
    Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: time 
     
    Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: chance  fire 
     
    Improve relationships with others by assuming that they can hear everything you say about them
    — Stephen Covey
    tags: relationship 
     
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    stephen covey
    Birth    : October 24, 1932
    Death  : July 16, 2012
    Occupation  : Author