Who Should Read This Book
If you are looking for an alternate perspective on your personal and professional day-to-day experiences, while trying to improve the level and quality of your interactions with yourself and other people, this is a book that you should read.
In this fantastic book, Stephen Covey takes the reader on a journey of self-exploration and betterment.
Over 25 million copies sold and translated into 38 languages, this book has become a timely classic.
The book discusses 7 habits that, if deeply integrated into our daily routines, can help us become much more efficient in the way we manage our personal and professional lives.
The book starts by defining the notion of paradigms and how these dictate the way we perceive ourselves and others and therefore how we behave.
Then the author moves to discuss the 7 habits which we list here:
- Be Proactive
- Begin with the end in mind
- Put first things first
- Think Win/Win
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood
- Sharpen the saw
The author then divides these 7 habits into 3 categories:
- The first category is aimed towards Private Victory or victory over one’s self. This is where the author discusses deeply human topics like principles, values, life goals, and managing one’s priorities.
- The second category has to do with Public Victory and this is the opposite of winning every battle at any cost. The fundamental principle here being a Win/Win approach to problem solving.
- The third category is all about Renewal of the four dimensions of a persons being: spiritual, physical, mental, and social.
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ISBN-13 : 978-1451639612
234 x 156 x 19 mm
- Personal Development
- Paradigm Shifts
- Interpersonal Skills
- Life and Work Principles
- Life Values
- Life Goals
Stephen Richards Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. In 1996, [Time magazine named him one of the 25 most influential people. He was a professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University at the time of his death.
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