Priestcraft, while in general I don't care for religion and selling religious
concepts, I don't see how Covey has necessarily gone to the lengths you suggest.
Granted, I don't know all of his work but the minor things I've been subject to
don't necessarily seem to be what you suggest. Being honorable in business
dealings and setting goals is and always has been a beneficial practice for
businesses and business men. Many non-religious people have taken Covey's
courses and done well for themselves and others who use those businesses seem to
benefit from it. It seems like a win win for everyone.
Regarding Priestcraft message,Covey took eternal principles and packaged
it in a way that the world would consume it, not slam the door on it. He walked
the talk. He lives win/win. He inspires others to higher ground. That's good
missionary work. :-) Go Covey
I don't gush over people, but in this case, this is a no brainer. I was talking
to Covey once and a situation came up where he could have deviated from his
principles that would have been to the benefit of him and his family. However,
he held firm and was true to his teachings. I respect that.
Taking gospel principles, putting them in hardcover in a commercial secularized
product, and making millions in the process. Why do I not feel good about this?