- “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.”

- “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.”

- “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.”

- “It’s a fact that more people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do more in this field.”

- “Live out of your imagination, not your history.”

- “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.”

stephen-covey- “Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.”

- “Public behavior is merely private character writ large.”

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

- “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”

- “There are three constants in life… change, choice and principles.”

- “We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.”

- “We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.”

- “We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.”

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