Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey, native of Salt Lake City, Utah, was born on October 24, 1932. His famous bestselling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, caused him to appear on the nationís radar screens. He has also written First Things First as well as Principle-Centered Leadership. Not only has he made significant contributions...more Stephen Covey biography


“Live out of your imagination, not your history. ”
Quotes by Stephen Covey used by permission.

“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.”

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

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

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

“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.”

“Actually I did not invent the seven habits, they are universal principles and most of what I wrote about is just common sense. I am embarrassed when people talk about the Covey Habits, and dislike the idea of being some sort of guru.”
Stephen Covey