The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Title

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Author

Steven R Covey

Date Published

1992

Edition

1994 Paperback

ISBN

0-671-71117-2

Overview

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People provides three things:

  • A framework based around the 7 habits through which to develop your own personal habits
  • An understanding of how to develop your interactions with others in order to work more effectively together
  • Recognition of the pathway you need to take in order to be truly capable of working effectively with others

The seven habits which you will learn about throughout the book are:

  1. Be proactive
  2. Begin with the end in mind
  3. Put first things first
  4. Think win-win
  5. Seek first to understand , then to be understood
  6. Synergise
  7. Sharpen the Saw

Who Would Benefit From Reading This Book And Why?

  • If you are looking for a set of principles which will help you to be more effective in all areas of your life.
  • If you are someone who works well and learns through applying your own actions onto a model or process
  • If you are a Manager or Leader who wants to develop your own leadership style such that it encourages your team to be an open, thriving and sharing culture
  • If you are a coach who wants to improve your understanding of your impact on others and how to get the best out of your coaches

Reviewer’s Opinion

This book provides a number of models and examples which will enable you to apply examples of your own behaviours to the theories in the book and consider what you would like to be different and where you could consider making changes to move forward.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the most powerful books I have ever read. Its power comes from its realistic approach and Covey’s ability to demonstrate his theories with down to earth examples which really get to the heart of the reader. The principles it espouses are applicable in numerous situations, individual, work, home, family and that is why it is so effective.

Reviewer

Caroline Hampson, (Coach)

See Also :-

Braver Than You Think
Leading Through Values
Let My People Go Surfing
The Business Coach
The Secret DVD Review

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