This is THE CLASSIC in its field; the original before everything else starting getting "7 habits" attached to it. Covey did his best work in the first book, the rest are sort of like reheated leftovers if you've heard the original.
Very useful, practical techniques to get control of your life instead of letting life get control of you.
"Imagine the difficulty you might encounter if you and your boss had different assumptions regarding whos role it was to creat your job description."... This is an older book, but the information on successful people is just like it was written today.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change was a groundbreaker when it was first published in 1990, and it continues to be a business bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold. Stephen Covey, an internationally respected leadership authority, realizes that true success encompasses a balance of personal and professional effectiveness, so this book is a manual for performing better in both arenas. His anecdotes are as frequently from family situations as from business challenges.
Before you can adopt the seven habits, you'll need to accomplish what Covey calls a "paradigm shift"--a change in perception and interpretation of how the world works. Covey takes you through this change, which affects how you perceive and act regarding productivity, time management, positive thinking, developing your "proactive muscles" (acting with initiative rather than reacting), and much more.
This isn't a quick-tips-start-tomorrow kind of book. The concepts are sometimes intricate, and you'll want to study this book, not skim it. When you finish, you'll probably have Post-it notes or hand-written annotations in every chapter, and you'll feel like you've taken a powerful seminar by Covey. --Joan Price
A holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. Offers a step by step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity, all principles that give us the security to adapt to to change and wisdome and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
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Wow - I'm working on Habit 1 at the moment. This is the book for those of us who hope to become what we always wanted to be but haven't for some frustrating reason or another. We are not stuck in our ruts for life - we can get out of them with the right tools. This is one phenomenal tool.
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity.
Jesse W. reviewed The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People on
I have read this book over and over and over! Each time, I learn something different, and it helps that it's written on such a practical level. If you're ever wondering why the things you do never seem to accomplish as much as you wanted them to... you need to read this book! If it seems as though no one understands you... you need to read this book!
This is basically a book on behaviors and habits that successful people share and whom were studied by the author, Stephen R. Covey. This book is insightful and filled with interesting bits and tids on ways to improve ourselves and become better persons.
In this book, the author presenta a holistic, integrated, principle-center approach for solving personal and professional problems. He reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity - principles that give us the security to adapt to change, and the wisdom & power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.