The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic

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Simon & Schuster, Limited, 1992 - Character - 358 pages
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This book "is a holistic, integrated approach to solving personal and professional problems by becoming 'principle-centered.' It is a revolutionalry guidebook to achieving peace of mind within and building trust without by seeking the roots of human behavior in character and by learning principles rather than merely practices. With pointed anecdotes and penetrating insights, Stephen R. Covey -- leading management consultant and author of best-selling spiritual books -- reveals how our actions follow from who we are. He shows how we can end self-defeating behavior at home and at work by adopting the Seven Habits of Higly Effective People. Covey shows how the Seven Habits are not a 'quick fix' but rather a step-bystep pathway to the principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity that give us the security to adapt to change in our family and business lives -- as well as the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities such change creates."

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(original review, 2004) "To learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know." "Love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is the fruit of love the verb or our loving ... Read full review

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - What a friggin' snoozefest full of tautologies, mis-quoted quotes by famous people, and the most painfully boring, rambling anecdotes. Read full review

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Stephen R. Covey was born on October 24, 1932, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received a degree in business administration from the University of Utah, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a D.R.E. from Brigham Young University. He was a teacher and administrator at Brigham Young University. In 1983, he founded the Covey Leadership Center, a training and consulting concern. He wrote numerous books on leadership, personal and organizational effectiveness, and family and interpersonal relationships. His best known book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic, first published in 1989. His other books include Principle Centered Leadership; First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, and to Leave a Legacy; Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People; Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families; The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness; and The 3rd Alternative. He received the Thomas More College Medallion and the Utah Symphony Fiftieth Anniversary Award in 1990, and the McFeely Award of the International Management Council for contributions and service in 1991. He died from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident on July 16, 2012 at the age of 79.

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