PRINCIPLE-CENTERED LEADERSHIP by Stephen R. Covey. Summit Books, 199

PREFACE --- A "principle-centered" approach

SECTION 1 --- Personal and interpersonal effectiveness


    [1] Resolving dilemmas (p30-31)

    [2] Four levels, four principles (p31)

      (1) Trustworthiness at the personal level, based upon character
      (2) Trust at the interpersonal level

Trust --- or the lack of it --- is at the root of success or failure in relationships and in the bottom-line results of business, inducstry, education, and government!

1) Characteristics of "principle-entered" leaders (p33-)

2) "Seven Habits" revisited

3) Three resolutions

4) Primary greatness

5) A Break with the past

6) Six days of creation

7) Seven deadly sins

8) Moral compassing

9) Principle - centered power

10) Clearing communication lines

11) Thirty methods of influence

12) Eight ways to enrich marriage and family relationships

13) Making champions of your children

SECTION 2 --- Managerial and organizational development


14) "Abundance" managers

15) Seven "chronic problems"

16) Shifting your "management paradigm"

17) Advantages of the Principle Centered Leadership paradigm

18) Six conditions of "empowerment"

19) Managing "expectations"

20) Organizational "control" versus "self-supervision"

21) Involving people in the problem

22) Using "stakeholder" information systems

23) Completed staff work

24) Manage from the "left," lead from the "right"

25) Principles of "total quality"

26) Total Quality Leadership

27) "Seven Habits" and Deming's "14 points"

28) Transforming a swamp into an oasis

29) Corporate "institutions"

30) Universal "mission statement"

31) Principle-centered "learning environments"

EPILOGUE --- Fishing the stream




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