The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change was a groundbreaker when it was first published in 1989, and it continues to be a business best seller with more than 20 million copies sold. Dr. Stephen R. Covey, an internationally respected leadership authority, teaches 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 7 Habits, you’ll need to accomplish what Dr. Covey calls a “Paradigm Shift”— a change in perception about 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.You’ll want to study this book, not just skim it.When you finish, you’ll probably have sticky notes or handwritten annotations in every chapter, and you’ll feel like you’ve taken a powerful seminar by Dr. Covey.