The 7 habits of highly effective people

  • Author: Stephen Covey
  • Genre: Career & Success
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal  Change: Covey, Stephen R.: 9780743269513: Books

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About the author

 Stephen Covey is an educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker.

Who is it for?

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is for anyone looking to improve their lives and habits to get better results. In the book, Stephen teaches how to become the master of your life and start generating better results.

Part one: 

The first part of the book explains why Stephen wrote the book and other relevant information to the book. Additionally, part one entails an overview of the 7 habits taught in the book.

Part two:

Private victory

Habit 1: Be proactive (Principles of personal vision) – You are accountable for what happens to you, you are the captain of your journey

Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind (Principles of personal leadership) – Start something thinking about the end result, think about designing a blueprint. Whenever you design a blueprint, you have what you want it to become when it’s done in your mind.

Habit 3: Put first things first (Principles of personal management) – Define high and urgent priorities and then executive on those priorities. Make sure all of your actions contribute to your vision.

Part three:

Public victory

Habit 4: Think Win\Win – You can always reach mutual satisfaction

Habit 5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood – Diagnose before you prescribe

Habit 6: Synergize

Part four:


Habit 7: Sharpen the saw – Preserve and enhance the greatest asset you have, you.


“But until a person can say deeply and honestly, “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,” that person cannot say, “I choose otherwise.” – Stephen R. Covey

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen R. Covey

“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.” – Stephen R. Covey

“We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.” – Stephen R. Covey


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