In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity — principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
With a balance of theory and practical examples, this guide to personal and professional life describes seven principles of life management. Targeted toward anyone who is interested in personal change, it guides you through private victory, public victory and renewal.
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Despite having sold many millions of copies, Stephen Covey’s groundbreaking book remains as fresh, helpful, and important as when it was first published. Such longevity is a testament to the quality of the insights that Covey offers: Eschewing easy fixes and simple-minded formulas, his writings offers a comprehensive and highly detailed program for invigorating your career as well as other aspects of life. You won’t be able to breeze through this book (the writing is sometimes complex and involved), and you won’t be able to apply Covey’s ideas half-heartedly (the vision outlined requires serious effort to realize), but if you’re willing to do the work, you’ll reap the enormous benefits that many other readers have discovered and put into action.
From the Publisher
The late Skip LeFauve President, Saturn Corporation/General Motors Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People played a major role in the development of Saturn’s operating systems and philosophy. Our commitment to quality and to our customers has its roots in The 7 Habits.
Ken M. Radziwanowski AT&T School of Business Picture someone going through the best experience they’ve ever had in terms of training — that’s what they say. People credit the 7 Habits with changing their lives, with getting back on track personally and professionally.
“Every so often a book comes along that not only alters the lives of readers but leaves an imprint on the culture itself. The 7 Habits is one of those books.”
author of On Becoming a Leader and Still Surprised – Warren Bennis
“Covey’s masterpiece, if it hasn’t changed the world, has influenced millions of readers who can and will make our planet more peaceful and prosperous and prepared and purposeful.”
“Happily, this book has advised and encouraged us for 25 years. Now, I encourage us to be loyal and supportive for another 25 years.”
New York times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc. – Tony Hsieh
“The 7 Habits encompasses timeless principles that can help guide any company toward success.”
“The 7 Habits has guided many of us on our journey through the world of business. Simple but incredibly effective. A great guide for any aspiring leader!”
“No person lasts forever, but books and ideas can endure. Stephen R. Covey’s life is done, but his work is not. It continues, right here in this book as alive today as when first written.”
“Twenty-five years after it first appeared, the wisdom of The 7 Habits is more relevant than ever. On an individual level, people are burning out, and on a collective level we are burning up the planet. So Dr. Covey’s emphasis on self-renewal and his understanding that leadership and creativity require us to tap into our own physical, mental, and spiritual resources are exactly what we need now.”
author of Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within – Anthony Robbins
“Fundamentals are the key to success. Stephen Covey is a master of them. Buy his book, but most important, use it!”
“As the seminal work of Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has influenced millions around the world to be their best selves at work and at home. It stands the test of time as one of the most important books of our time.”
author of The Key is Love: My Mother’s Wisdom, A Daughter’s Gratitude – Marie Osmond
“With all the responsibilities and demands of time, travel, work, and families placed upon us in today’s competitive world, it’s a pig plus to have Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to refer to.”
While Covey’s book is perhaps not as explicitly spiritual as some self-help titles, his emphasis on character and values reveals his Church of Latter-day Saints background very powerfully; interested readers may want to go on to his 8th Habit or The Leader in Me.