Week 5 Discussion Assignment – Discovering Management Thought Leaders

Week 5 Discussion Assignment – Discovering Management Thought Leaders

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Alan Lewis MMBA6501-5 Week 5 Discussion Assignment – Discovering Management Thought Leaders Dr. Bush: Steven Covey is ranked 29 th on the 2009 list of top 50 business thinkers. He was noted in Time magazine as one of America’s 25 most influential people. Stephen Covey is the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People which was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. Steven Covey has a MBA from Harvard and a PhD from Brigham Young. Three things that set Steven Covey apart from other thought leaders are the following: 1. He incorporates religion into his business philosophy. According to Tara Fenwick (Fenwick 1995), Covey’s books are based on “the idea of principle-centered learning” with a “spiritual foundation” 2. His specific ideas are not based on specific actions to perform, but rather habits to incorporate into
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Unformatted text preview: your daily life. 3. The ideas expressed are mostly basic common sense as opposed to more in depth theories. The main lesson I have learned from researching Steven Covey is from his book: “Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood” How can you attempt to impart your ideas unto others if you do first understand the viewpoint from which they are perceiving things. References Covey, SR (1989) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. London: Simon and Schuster. Fenwick, T., & Parsons, J. (1995). Who Is Steven Covey, and What Can We Learn from Critically Analyzing His Work?. Retrieved from EBSCO host . Perrin, R. (2009). Pocket Guide to APA Style. United States: Laureate Education Inc....
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2012 for the course MBA MMBA6501-5 taught by Professor Bush during the Spring '11 term at Walden University.

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