Summit Interview with Stephen Covey

"The calling and need of new times is of great importance.
It is a perfect, passionate practice and
significant contribution."
Making a rare public appearance in Toronto at the Mississauga Living Arts Center, respect for government leadership and author of the World's Best Bestseller, The 7 Habits of High Effective,
– Stephen R. Covey, from 8. Habit: From
People, named # 1 Most Impressive Business Book
in the twentieth century, dr. Stephen R. Covey talked about his latest book, The 8 Habour: From Effectiveness to Greatness to the Packed

Having taught leadership for more than four decades, this living legend and world symbol, with calm energy and grace, made a lot of respect and respect for the audience – stand as a grandfather to get rid of human potential in many generations.

Marriage in millions, Dr. Covey is known worldwide for his landmark to help people take profound ideas, philosophies and principles, and evoke them in a convenient daily routine that anyone can apply. In his atmosphere at the Living Arts Center, he moved simple, but very powerful jewels of wisdom that I found practical and useful. For example, if you want your kids to gain a love of
learning and never have to finish them again for not doing their homework and not getting better grades, simply ask them when they return to school: "Teach me what you "Learned today." By using this one simple routine, Covey says that he has never had a problem that encourages his children to learn that teaching is the best way to learn.

Another jewel he talked about is a habit of trying to understand before he is left with sympathy. In the audience of over 800 people, he asked how many formal training courses were listening; only 13 hands went up and showed how independent the people i'm with me we live in. Covey is related to how many Indian tribes use what is called Talking Stick, which is used at all meetings where
person holding Talking Stick is the only one who lets talk until he or she feels good. When the owner of the Talking Stick is fully understood, then
and only then Talking Stick is passed to the next person. This creates amazing understanding and synergy among the team. Every business would do well with
Have a Talking Stick!

Covey continued on the cross in his message, which is the 8th place to become a decent island in the medieval city by finding a person's voice and helping others find their
. According to Covey, the main problem is that companies are still trapped in the old idea of ​​industrialism thinking, although we are well-acquainted with
the age of knowledge. What is required is a new concept that calls the "overall idea" of integrating body, mind, heart and spirit, which he continually respects the principles of discipline, vision, passion, and conscience. Industrial age is still highly focused on the body (objects, systems, structures, procedures, efficiency, bottom route). But Covey
estimates that approximately 80 per cent of all value-added goods and services now come from knowledge work versus objects. Twenty years ago, this inverse was only 20 percent.

So the key is not a behavior – that's the card. The key is the accuracy of the card. When paradigm shifting, the behavior will also change. Covey clearly showed this item after
asking everyone to close their eyes and point to "North." As he asked us to open his eyes and look around, I noticed that everyone was pointing in different directions! Similarly, the majority of their people's organizations point to different directions; Seeing Harris's recent review, Covey says that "only 37 percent of employees say they have a clear understanding of what the organization is trying to achieve and why." Nobody knows where true "North" is. There is no moral compass, no conscience, no guidance spirit.

Part of the solution, according to Covey, is having transcendent goals, what he calls WIG or wildly important goal, serving more purposes. Once upon a time, this goal
is clearly communicated to everyone in an organization, quantitative changes can begin to happen at the workplace.

Here's my interview with Dr. Covey who shows his latest insight from his latest book, The 8 Habour: From Effectiveness to Greatness:

What sacrament have you made to be where you are today?

I have worked very hard to dedicate my personal and professional life to the basis of life. I am encouraged by passion and conscience to spread understanding of the principles and how to apply them to gaining majesty. To the extent there is no sacrifice – only passionate, ungrateful commitment to my work, family, community and church to
make permanent differences.

What in your opinion is the most important feature of leaders and why?

I think the most important feature of the leader is fundamental. Based on principles that are comprehensive and timeless, it is essential and compassionate to follow
all decisions and actions. I have built my life's work to introduce principles and teach the power that is based on basic leadership. Principles are not my invention
; They are obvious and found throughout the world. If you look at all persistent philosophers, religions and thoughts, you will find fundamental principles such as integrity, compassion, trust, integrity, responsibility, and others afterwards. I simply translated these principles into a framework that already monitors consistency and frequency transforms the nature of man and enables them to earn the moral power necessary for lasting leadership.

I also need to explain the definition of leadership, which is sad and narrowly defined as the status, title, position or position. This is a formal power and not necessarily a leader. Through years of education, I've taught and worked with people from all over the world from all walks of life, and determined that leadership is: sharing their people's worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in their own right. It's the effect we have with others to help them discover their own voice, find their own purpose, make their unique contribution, and loose their potential, which truly defines leadership
. Thus, leadership leads to many personal and professional roles we play – like employees, parents, children, teachers, students, swamis, you name it – and
the choices we make to survive principals to help others find his voice.

In your book, 8. Habit, you talk about finding a person's voice and developing "individual personal significance." How do you start doing it?

In order to achieve greater height, every person needs to be challenged to find his voice – individual personal meaning and purpose – and help others find theirs.
Voice relates to talent, passion, need and conscience. When someone is involved in work that drives their talents and fuels their passion – it comes out of the utmost need in the world that they think conscience is present – their voice is in their lives. 8. The group is all about how to find your voice and help others find theirs.

Which leader do you really admire and why?

One further leader in mind is Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank. His story is the one that shows a way to find a man's voice and help others find their way. Muhammad saw need, felt his conscience move him to try to fill the needs and apply his abilities and passion to fill it. In that process, he found his voice and helped others find them.

Muhammad wanted to help his poor fellow citizens in Bangladesh. He met a woman who made bamboo stools only to make two American singles each day. He asked for his job and found that the woman had no money to buy the necessary bamboo so she had to borrow from the buyer on condition that she sold him his finished product at a price he said. This poor woman in the core was hostage by this buyer.

This woman was not alone, there was a whole village of 42 working people working in unbearable circumstances and Muhammad calculated that it needed only $ 27 US dollars to help them. He immediately offered the money to the people and told them that there was a loan for a refund when they could.

Muhammad went even further to ask the bank to lend extra money to these villagers and offered themselves as a guarantor. Far from suspicion and surprise to bankers, the villagers paid every penny back on many loans.

Muhammad expanded this credit system by creating a private lending institution called Grameen Bank, so that he could help numerous villas.

Grameen Bank now employs more than 46,000 villages, providing loans, half a billion dollars a year to support the poor (96% of them are women) to produce and sell their products and build housing. To date, the Bank has assisted 3.7 million people. Credit card authorization has now spread worldwide.

What advice would you give to young people who become future leaders tomorrow?

In my 8th book, I agree that everyone chooses one of two ways in life, whether you are older or younger, a man or a woman, rich or poor. Traveling the road is the one that takes us to medium and the lesser driving directions lead us to the greatness and meaning. The first road restricts us and assumes we do not understand our potential. This way is often a quick-fix or short cut approach to life. It often lures us when we do not take responsibility for ourselves or see ourselves as victims. My advice to the youth is to prevent the median of the road. It's probably hard for them to see for a long time but if they want to try to see themselves as men with great potential and see that next to life themselves, their greatest gift is their choice – they can choose their reaction to anything that comes to them in life and takes responsibility for their choices, their behavior, their feelings and the choice to create their future.

My son, Sean, wrote The 7 practices of very successful teens to help [young people] become their best ones. He speaks great for the teenager (much better than me) and I would recommend the book to anyone who wants to start a good habituation at a young age.


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