Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Begin with the end in mind.
Always begin with the end in mind.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success
When first things are put first, second things are not suppressed but increased.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the “best” is often the “good.
How can you expect to be rescued if you don’t put first things first and act proper?
There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Habit 1: Be Proactive Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind Habit 3: Put First Things First Habit 4: Think Win/Win Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood Habit 6: Synergize Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
First things first, second things never.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
The enemy of the "best" is often the "good."
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody.