Everyday Greatness: Inspiration for a Meaningful Life (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, May 4, 2009 - Self-Help - 464 pages
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Inspiring stories and practical insights challenge readers to live a life of everyday greatness.

Best-selling author Stephen Covey and ReaderÆs Digest have joined forces to produce an extraordinary volume of inspiration, insight, and motivation to live a life of character and contribution. The timeless principles and practical wisdom along with a "Go-Forward Plan" challenge readers to make three important choices every day:

  1. The Choice to Act - your energy
  2. The Choice of Purpose - your destination
  3. The Choice for Principles - the means for attaining your goals

Topics include:

  • Searching for Meaning
  • Taking Charge
  • Starting Within
  • Creating the Dream
  • Teaming with Others
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Blending the Pieces

With stories from some of the world's best known and loved writers, leaders, and celebrities, such as Maya Angelou, Jack Benny, and Henry David Thoreau, and insights and commentary from Stephen Covey, the Wrap Up and Reflections at the end of each chapter help create a project that can be used for group or personal study. 

  

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Review: Everyday Greatness: Inspiration for a Meaningful Life

User Review  - Floris Wolswijk - Goodreads

Everyday Greatness: Inspiration for a meaningful life by Stephen R. Covey is a compilation of inspiring stories that center around three choices. The stories are compelling and heartfelt, sometimes ... Read full review

Review: Everyday Greatness: Inspiration for a Meaningful Life

User Review  - Reena - Goodreads

I really liked this one. It was sort of like chicken soup books, but after each story there was a set of thought provoking questions as well as quotes in relation to the topic of the section. I liked ... Read full review

Contents

Searching for Meaning
1
Contribution
3
Charity
24
Attention
43
Taking Charge
59
Responsibility
61
Courage
83
Discipline
101
Vision
181
Innovation
201
Quality
221
Teaming with Others
245
Respect
247
Empathy
268
Unity
286
Overcoming Adversity
305

Starting Within
119
Integrity
121
Humility
145
Gratitude
163
Creating the Dream
179
Blending the Pieces
371
Afterword
431
Notes
437
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About the author (2009)

David K. Hatch is a recognized consultant specialized in leadership and organizational effectiveness. His career has taken him to over thirty countries, where his assessment tools have benefited numerous Fortune 500 companies and over a half million leaders.

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