Principle-Centered Leadership

  • by Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by Stephen R. Covey
  • 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

How do we as individuals and organizations survive 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 to not just 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, and more effective life.


What the Critics Say

"We consider Stephen R. Covey to be one of the five most important contributors to shaping America's next level of thinking in quality." (Joshua Hammond, president, American Quality Foundation)


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Customer Reviews

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Quantum Paradigm Twaddle

Stephen Covey represents both the best and worst of current business books, frequently lacking intellectual rigor and sprinkled with smarmy buzzwords. If you can get past the first thirty minutes, he finally does settle down to the main points: that successful organizations need to engage all of their people and each of their essential human needs ("to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy"). Although he frequently mixes metaphors and risks smarminess, his essential points about maintaining integrity can't be argued, and when he connects in his own voice he really connects. Basically this audiobook is a collection of excerpts from various corporate trainings. Not exactly the same content as the book but worth listening to on a long drive, and more efficient than sitting through the seminars themselves.
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- Rory

Enough Already

7 Habits was great. This book seems to be Covey trying to keep selling books by rehashing the same old material.
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- hspskm

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-26-2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio