Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - (Covey, 1989)

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – (Covey, 1989)




The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, first published in 1989, is a self-help book written by Stephen R. Covey. It has sold over 15 million copies in 38 languages since first publication, which was marked by the release of a 15th anniversary edition in 2004. Covey presents an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls "true north" principles of a character ethic that he presents as universal and timeless.

The 7 Habits
Each of the chapters is dedicated to one of the habits, which are represented by the following imperatives:

The First Three Habits surround moving from dependence to independence (self mastery)
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First

The Next Three are to do with Interdependence
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize

The Last habit relates to self-rejuvenation;
Habit 7: Sharpening the Saw

Covey, S. R. (1989). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People . 1989, NY: Free Press.

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