First Things First

by Stephen R. Covey

Other authorsA. Roger Merrill (Author), Rebecca R. Merrill (Author)
Paper Book, 1994



Call number

IBMC and ISMC Library - BJ 1581.2 C66 1994


New York : Simon and Schuster


0671864416 / 9780671864415


First Things First is a revolutionary guide to managing your time by learning how to balance your life. Traditional time management suggests that working harder, smarter, and faster will help you gain control over your life, and that increased control will bring peace and fulfillment. But with the first real breakthrough in time management in years, the authors of First Things First apply the insights of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to our daily problems of struggling with the ever-increasing demands of work and home life. Rather than focus on time and things, First Things First emphasizes relationships and results. And instead of efficiency, this new approach emphasizes effectiveness. Offering a principle-centered approach and the wisdom and insight that made The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People a #1 bestseller, First Things First empowers listeners to define what is truly important; to accomplish worthwhile goals; and to lead rich, rewarding and balanced lives.… (more)

Local notes

Section one: the clock and the compass -- How many people on their deathbed wish they'd spent more time at the office? -- The urgency addiction -- To live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy -- Section two: The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing -- Quadrant II organizing: the process of putting first things first -- The passion of vision -- The balance of roles -- The power of goals -- The perspective of the week -- Integrity in the moment of choice -- Learning from living -- Section three: The synergy of interdependence -- The interdependent reality -- First things first together -- Empowerment from the inside out -- Section four: The power and peace of principle-centered living -- From the management to personal leadership -- The peace of the results.
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