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First Things First

I had a chance to meet Stephen Covey in 2009, and watch as he kept a roomful of corporate execs and invited guests enthralled. He passed away a few months ago and I am appreciative to have had him write a brief promotional note for my book, Do Eagles Just Wing It? As I was thinking about the book I wanted to review for this particular installment, and as a way of honoring Dr. Covey, First Things First came to mind.

It is an oldie but a goodie. Written in 1996, it is still as relevant today as when it was written. The book has one rather simple premise…the important is often a victim of the urgent. Throughout the book he examines how this might be and what to do about it. Have you ever had the feeling of spinning your wheels, crossing off items on the to-do list but never really getting anything done? Do you want to change that feeling? Then this book is for you. It is a simple yet powerful read.


Stephen R. Covey


Free Press



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