I had already started on my new book, “Principle-Centred Leadership” by Stephen R. Covey and after reading 5 chapters, I confessed that I am really “shaken”, going deeper inside me of my inner self, enlightening, enriching and forever learning.
The wider and deeper I read from different personal development books, the more I realised the importance of these phrases, “The More I Think I Know, The More I Do Not Know” and “You Think You Know Everything but You Know Nothing“.
In my future book chapter reviews, I would be using this 5 Steps Development Process taught by Stephen R. Covey, arising from Principle-Centred Leadership, Chapter 5 “A Break With The Past”, page 71 –
- Step 1 – Capturing the content of the material and its essence – seek first to understand the basic principles
- Step 2 – Expand on what I have learned, adding my own ideas and thoughts
- Step 3 – Teaching the materials learned in Steps 1 & 2 – sharing with people on what I have learned, increase understanding, creating a common language and vocabulary for change and unlocking the perceptions that others have of you.
- Step 4 – Applying the principles to my current situation and circumstances
- Step 5 – Monitor the results
The challenge, direction, goals and objectives now is to make my future writings to be a LIGHT, not a JUDGE, to be a MODEL, not a CRITIC (from Principle-Centred Leadership)