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The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are. And if our words and our actions come from superficial human relations techniques (the Personality Ethic) rather than from our own inner core (the Character Ethic), others will sense that duplicity. We simply won't be able to create and sustain the foundation necessary for effective interdependence.


Stephen R. Covey

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As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from oth...
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Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious ...
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While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.
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Priority is a function of context.
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You can't live principals you can't understand.
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Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it ...
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The way we see the problem is the problem.
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A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve int...
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But with the steady disintegration of the family in modern society over the last century, the role o...
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Only after we can learn to forgive ourselves can we accept others as they are because we don't feel ...
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The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but wha...
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In addition to self-awareness, imagination and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment-independ...
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(With people) if you want to save time, dont be efficient. With people, slow is fast and fast is slo...
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Outsourcing is inevitable, and I don't think it's necessarily treating people like things.
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Between stimulus and response, there is a space where we choose our response.
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Public behavior is merely private character writ large.
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Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harv...
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To focus on technique is like cramming your way through school. You sometimes get by, perhaps even g...
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Security represents your sense of worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, ...
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The ability to manage well doesn't make much difference if you're not even in the right jungle.
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Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it...
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Seek first to understand, and then to be understood.
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We immediately become more effective when we decide to change ourselves rather than asking things to...
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We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
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Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder...
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We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if ...
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You can retire from a job, but don't ever retire from making extremely meaningful contributions ...
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Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals ten or a hundred or even a thousand! It's the p...
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Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we...
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A mission statement is not something you write overnight... But fundamentally, your mission statemen...
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In school, many of us procrastinate and then successfully cram for tests. We get the grades and degr...
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We need to have business leaders who live by deep, strong principles.
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The true identity theft is not financial. It's not in cyberspace. It's spiritual. It's b...
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Family home evening is more for the purpose of teaching values and gospel principles, displaying tal...
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There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children... one is roots, the other wings.
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The spirit of America has nurtured responsibility and community unlike any other country.
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The challenge of work-life balance is without question one of the most significant struggles faced b...
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The solutions to our problems are and always will be based upon universal, timeless, self-evident pr...
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We become what we repeatedly do.
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An empowered organisation is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportu...
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I believe in Coach Louis Wong. He is so much more than just a football coach.
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Interdependency follows independence.
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Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will...
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In this knowledge-worker age, it's now increasingly tied to doing well in school so you can get ...
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For me, the essence of the great American Dream is spiritual. I believe that our Constitution is ins...
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When the external factors over which one has no control in a way start to become negative, it starts...
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