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DESCRIPTION. it is a business andself-help book. It has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide since its first publication.Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems.The book's concept apply universally in whatever aspect of our life.
STEPHEN R. COVEY
THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
ABOUT THE AUTHORStephen Richards Covey was anAmericaneducator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker.
His other books includeFirst Things First,Principle-Centered Leadership,The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families,The 8th Habit, The Leader In Me, One Child at a Time.
ABOUT THE BOOKIt was first published in 1989
The audio version became the first non-fiction audio-book in U.S. publishing history to sell more than one million copies.
In August 2011TimelistedSeven Habitsas one of "The 25 Most Influential Business Management Books"
Habit 1: Be Proactive- they take initiative
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind- they focus on goals
Habit 3: Put First Things First- they set priorities
Habit 4: Think Win-Win- they only win when others win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood- they communicate
Habit 6: Synergize- they cooperate
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw- they reflect on and repair their deficiencies
FAVORITE QUOTESHappiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
We see the world, not as it is, but as we are - or, as we are conditioned to see it.
RECOMMENDATIONSThe 7 Habits is one of those books which will probably remain ageless throughout the years.
The 'Seven Habits' are a remarkable set of inspirational standards for anyone who seeks to live a full, purposeful and good life
We would recommend and encourage you to explore coveys ideas and methods for self improvement.
1.Stephen R. Covey (October 24, 1932 July 16, 2012) 2. His most popular book wasThe Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.*1. it is a business andself-help book. It has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide since its first publication.2. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems.The book's concept apply universally in whatever aspect of our life.
*The book first introduces the concept ofparadigm shiftand prepares the reader for a change in mindset. The First Three Habits surround moving from dependence to independence (i.e., self-mastery)The next three habits talk about Interdependence (e.g. working with others)The final habit is that of continuous improvement in both the personal and interpersonal spheres of influence.*1. Take initiative in life by realizing that your decisions (and how they align with life's principles) are the primary determining factor for effectiveness in your life. Take responsibility for your choices and the consequences that follow.2. Self-discover and clarify your deeply important character values and life goals. Envision the ideal characteristics for each of your various roles and relationships in life.3. A manager must manage his own person. Personally. And managers should implement activities that aim to reach the second habit. Covey says that rule two is the mental creation; rule three is the physical creation*4. Genuine feelings for mutually beneficial solutions or agreements in your relationships. Value and respect people by understanding a "win" for all is ultimately a better long-term resolution than if only one person in the situation had gotten his way.5. Use empathic listening to be genuinely influenced by a person, which compels them to reciprocate the listening and take an open mind to being influenced by you. This creates an atmosphere of caring, and positive problem solving.6. Combine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, so as to achieve goals no one person could have done alone.
*7. Balance and renew your resources, energy, and health to create a sustainable, long-term, effective lifestyle. It primarily emphasizes exercise for physical renewal, prayer (meditation, yoga, etc.) and good reading for mental renewal. It also mentions service to society for spiritual renewal.*Its easily definable as a self-improvement book, although it might me just a little more than that since it could be used as a sort of personal Bible to be relooked at least every year. Youre never really done with improving yourself.2. The principles may be used for life in general - they are not limited to workplaces, management, leadership, etc. 3. These are applicable today more than ever, as the business world - and life beyond business and work - become more attuned to humanist concepts.*