Zitat des Tages von Stephen Covey:
People and organizations don't grow much without delegation and completed staff work because they are confined to the capacities of the boss and reflect both personal strengths and weaknesses.
Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it's like giving them emotional oxygen.
Public behavior is merely private character writ large.
One of the things that I have admired about India is the spiritualism of the people.
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.
Trust is central to an economy that works.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Light is the greatest disinfectant in nature and also in organizations.
Leadership is a choice, not a position.
A mission statement is not something you write overnight... But fundamentally, your mission statement becomes your constitution, the solid expression of your vision and values. It becomes the criterion by which you measure everything else in your life.
Life is not accumulation, it is about contribution.
Most people are basically a victim of the circumstances of their life. They have things like 9/11, they have terrorism threats, they have new war threats, they have economy problems, and they think, 'What can I do? I'm basically a victim.'
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
What air is to the body, to feel understood is to the heart.
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.
My parents were just constantly affirming me in everything that I did. Late at night, I'd wake up and hear my mother talking over my bed, saying, 'You're going to do great on this test. You can do anything you want.'
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.
There is a heavy emphasis in Mormonism on initiative, on responsibility, on a work ethic, and on education. If you take those elements together with a free-enterprise system, you've got the chemistry for a lot of industry.
Both times I was in India, I could not get people to listen to each other. I had to literally tell people to listen to each other and tell them that they can't get creative and find alternate solutions if they don't listen to each other. There's a lot of arguing and justifying.
The spirit of America has nurtured responsibility and community unlike any other country.
When one side benefits more than the other, that's a win-lose situation. To the winner it might look like success for a while, but in the long run, it breeds resentment and distrust.
There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
The true identity theft is not financial. It's not in cyberspace. It's spiritual. It's been taken.
Family home evening is more for the purpose of teaching values and gospel principles, displaying talents and enjoying different kinds of family fun and activities.
The average family spends 30 hours in front of a television, and they say they don't have the time to have a balanced, integrated life.
The roots of the problems we face in the world, in our national life, and in our family and personal lives are spiritual.
Every time I see high-trust cultures, I see a lessening of adversarialism.
We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.
Every time you think the problem is 'out there,' that very thought is the problem.
In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do.
We see the world not as it is, but as we are.