Tag Archives: Stephen Covey

Management…

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. ~~Stephen R. Covey Advertisements

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Just Say No

It’s Friday afternoon in late summer.  Our Production Manager, John, is sitting in his well-organized office with noise from the manufacturing floor in the background.  He is just about ready to enjoy the weekend but is taking time to plan … Continue reading

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6 Quick Lean Leadership Lessons

Today’s manufacturing plants are busy places.  While the factory has always been home to long hours and hard work, it certainly seems like the pressure has been turned up a notch or two over the years.  The Lean Manufacturing journey … Continue reading

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The Leadership Challenge

The Leadership Challenge is a classic book that is an inspirational read.  The authors, James Kouzes and Barry Posner, have through their research defined five leadership principles and ten commitments of leadership. These principles and commitments are as true today as … Continue reading

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7 Habits to Better Leadership in Under 300 Words

[tweetmeme] We have been reviewing “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey. Yesterday’s post on Sharpen the Saw or investing in yourself was the most popular post of the week so I wanted to add a few more … Continue reading

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Synergize! 6th of 7 Habits to Improved Leadership

Several of us were in the conference room discussing consumer complaints. We were working to reduce the complaints received for the products produced in our plant. I have strong opinions on some measures that would reduce the complaints and as … Continue reading

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Seek First to Understand

[tweetmeme] We were sitting in a park near the house on a beautiful mid-summer day. My son declared, “But, Dad, you don’t understand!” How could he believe that I didn’t understand? I went through those teen years and high school … Continue reading

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Think Win/Win-4 Steps to Effective Leadership

It’s about 2 am one night in 1992 and I grabbed my copy of Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” I had already been working on the application of the first 3 habits and was eager to read … Continue reading

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Put 1st Things 1st – 7 Habits to Make Yourself an Effective Leader

What could be easier than Habit 3: Put First Things First? Your parents probably taught you that when you wanted to play before doing the chores. Even if they didn’t, you wouldn’t be spending your time on anything at work … Continue reading

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7 Habits for Effective Leadership: #2-Begin With the End in Mind

[tweetmeme] I was reading Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” around 2 am in 1992. A 3rd Shift supervisor at the time, I was on lunch break and reading about beginning with the end in mind and wondering … Continue reading

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