This blog is dedicated to Stephen Covey who died Monday, July 16th, 2012.
I had been putting off blogging this month and telling my assistant for the last few weeks there is so much around LEADERSHIP and the word today is used too loosely. I wanted to share something meaningful about LEADERSHIP. Leadership to me is about serving. I think Stephen Covey definitely gave meaning to the word servant. James Hunter says, to lead is not to be “the boss,” the “head honcho,” or “the brass.” To lead is to serve.
Stephen Covey’s book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People was one of the first “life changing” books I read. I am sure all of us have quoted or referred to that book at some point in our lives.
What Covey taught was: To do well you must do good, and to do good you must first be good. “We believe that organizational behavior is individual behavior collectivized,” Covey said. “We want to take this to the whole world.” Which begs another question: Is the world ready?
Rest in peace Mr. Covey.