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Principle Centered Leadership, Author Covey, Stephen R

April 3, 2016 | Author: | Posted in literature and language

Running head : Covey Principles

The Four Covey Principles of Leadership

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In a society where everything is quick-fix and modeled after the fast food restaurant it is no surprise that corporate America faces the current dilemma of failing management and disinformation . Covey reminds us we must be willing to get personally involved with our job , life family , and so on . This essay will discuss four principles needed not only in business but everyday life as [banner_entry_middle]

well Security , Guidance , Wisdom and Power

Security does not mean what it used to twenty years ago . In times past a hand shake could seal a business deal . Now , there are multiple copies of signed pages holding each party to their word . Also , a man was as good as his word in years gone by . Today it is more difficult to establish some level of trust enough to do business on a long term basis . Identity and personal integrity are just a couple of the issues that have to be proven to potential business partners . Identity plays such an important role in every day life that if we are not yet established as a person who knows themselves others will take notice Not only is it difficult to perform in the business world , but the lack of this character trait can significantly hurt any personal relationship we hope to gain

There are various degrees of security which are , for the most part dictated to us by the circumstance in life . However , being human , we have the ability to control how our integrity is substantiated . If we are careful when approaching this aspect of our daily lives we will soon be known as a person others can trust . This is security . Not just security for business prospects , but in the day to day grind of every-man-for-himself it will be the defining factor of all of our relationships . We can gain a great deal of insight on life if we develop a secure lifestyle . This mode of living guides us to the next principle of the four I mentioned above

The direction we receive in life is also a choice we make and comes from all the different forms of information that we allow to infiltrate our minds . It is inevitably this that shapes who we become . Covey recognizes this and offers a lot of practical insights for those who are brave enough to live life to its fullest . A person can live either on the low , middle , or the high end of this continuum . The low ultimately causes an individual to focus on themselves and what ‘s in it for them Self-centered people are an example of this end of the continuum . Those focusing on traditions or human institutions are the result of the middle continuum . Then there are people who are inspired and inspire others to reach their potential in life . We choose the type of guidance we follow . Some may think… [banner_entry_footer]

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