The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 9, 2004 - Business & Economics - 372 pages
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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.
  

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Where do I start with this book? hmmm Quite shortly & simply I'll put it out: If you want to become the employee of the month at your company, well then grab that book! AND (as a plus! an added ... Read full review

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"I might stop, but let's see how much longer I can read. I am not totally about it yet ." That is what I wrote when I was 10% done. I am not going to lie but the beginning was a little cheeseball. He ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
7
InsideOut
15
The Seven HabitsAn Overview
46
PRIVATE VICTORY
63
PUBLIC VICTORY
183
Sharpen the Saw
287
Afterword
321
Possible Perceptions Flowing out of Various
333
A Quadrant II Day at the Office
343
Problem Opportunity Index
353
Index
360
Copyright

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Recognized as one of Time magazine’s twenty-five most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey (1932–2012) was an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author. His books have sold more than 25 million copies in thirty-eight languages, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. After receiving an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University, he became the cofounder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, the leading global professional services firm.

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