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

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Oct 10, 2006 - Self-Help - 464 pages
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Every issue of Reader's Digest features a story that exemplifies people living to their best, often through adversity and challenge. This collection of inspiring stories, the best from the Reader's Digest archives, are brought together with pertinent commentary from Dr. Stephen Covey to become an inspiring and life-changing resource for anyone who wants more from life. The format lends itself to either serious study or more casual perusal.

Topics include: Searching for Meaning, Taking Charge, Starting Within, Creating the Dream, Teaming with Others, Overcoming Adversity and Blending the Pieces.

Includes some of the world's best known and loved writers, leaders and celebrities. Only from Reader's Digest could such a broad and deep collection of writings be collected and assembled into this cohesive work.

  

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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

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User Review  - Omeima - Goodreads

lots os inspiring stories and quotes especially liked the last two chapters likely to read again sometime 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 (2006)

Stephen R. Covey was born on October 24, 1932, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received a degree in business administration from the University of Utah, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a D.R.E. from Brigham Young University. He was a teacher and administrator at Brigham Young University. In 1983, he founded the Covey Leadership Center, a training and consulting concern. He wrote numerous books on leadership, personal and organizational effectiveness, and family and interpersonal relationships. His best known book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic, first published in 1989. His other books include Principle Centered Leadership; First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, and to Leave a Legacy; Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People; Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families; The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness; and The 3rd Alternative. He received the Thomas More College Medallion and the Utah Symphony Fiftieth Anniversary Award in 1990, and the McFeely Award of the International Management Council for contributions and service in 1991. He died from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident on July 16, 2012 at the age of 79.

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