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Principle-Centered Leadership
Principle-Centered Leadership
Principle-Centered Leadership
Audiobook1 hour

Principle-Centered Leadership

Written by Stephen R. Covey

Narrated by Steven R. Civet

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars



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The Eternal Drive for Excellence

No matter what level of success we have achieved, none of us can be content to stay where we are. Within all of us lies an innate desire for progress in every aspect of our lives. In order to harness and utilize this internal drive in ourselves and those around us, we must learn to center our lives according to a set of certain basic principles

Stephen R. Covey, author of the runaway bestseller The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, tells us how to apply these principles to the problems we face every day---and how to meet the goals of all strong business leaders: quality, productivity, profitability, and win-win relationships. According to Covey, ineffective people try to manage their time around priorities, often losing sight of the fundamental character and skill development necessary for effective leadership. Here he draws on 25 years of consulting and teaching to provide new methods and practices that will improve our managerial, interpersonal and organizational lives.

Using the same insightful and sensitive style that made The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People a #1 national audio bestseller, Principle-Centered Leadership provides the keys to life-long learning---each one unlocking the doors to personal fulfillment and professional success.
Release dateJan 1, 1992

Stephen R. Covey

Recognized as one of Time magazine’s twenty-five most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey (1932–2012) was an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, business leader, and author. His books have sold more than 40 million copies (print, digital, and audio) in more than fifty languages throughout the world and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the 20th Century. After receiving an MBA from Harvard University and a doctorate from Brigham Young University, he became the cofounder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, the most trusted leadership company in the world.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Very good to have in tandem with "The 7 habits of highly effective people."Provides tremendous insight on human nature. Provides a great foundation for Management and how to utilize your people effectively. I highly recommend Stephen Covey's books.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    Weak effort. Not cohesive, rehash of common leadership principles. Big disappointment. I loved 7 Habits and Spiritual Roots of Human Development. This one fell far short of the bar.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Wonderfully explains in detail the importance of Trust & Trustworthiness.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    It is an okay book. Total flashback from the 90s. Seems like he tries too hard to make his point. Worth an hour but if it was any longer I would’ve chosen another book.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This. Was. EVERYTHING. Will read again . Thank you Mr Covey for your wisdom
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    The theme of Principle-Centred Leadership is to become a leader by centering oneself on principles, values, and natural laws rather than on external centers such as family, money, possessions, enemies, work, etc. On this basis, Covey emphasizes that a man’s security comes from inside principles rather than from outside factors.Covey dives into the nature of human beings and capitalizes on its capabilities to transform the team and the organization. He stresses the necessity of achieving the Private Victory on the individual level to achieve the Public Victory, which is the concept around which his 7 Habits of Highly Effective People are built around.Stephen Covey considers mission statement the essential recipe for success in any leadership endeavor. He urges individuals and organizations to develop mission statements that will guide people and align systems and procedures to achieve its goals.PCL (Principle-Centred Leadership) requires hard work and diligent efforts to give its fruits. Covey stresses the need to ‘obey’ and respect natural laws in order to succeed. He adopts the Law of the Farm as a metaphor to successful leadership; you can’t reap the crop before you seed, water, cultivate…PCL enforces tapping people’s potentials and creativity rather than using them only as resources and assets. Involving people in creating a mission statement is necessary to get buy-in, else, you’re running the risk of losing talented people to somewhere else.Although ideas and concepts of the book could’ve been organized more properly, it taps on invaluable concept that must be applied in all arenas. I recommend the book to starters and to versed leaders. I also recommend reading Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” before reading this book as it draws its concepts from those Habits.