“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.”
Stephen Richards Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. He is also an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, founder of the former Covey Leadership Center, and cochairman of Franklin Covey Co. His most popular book was The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. His other books include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, The 8th Habit, and The Leader In Me — How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Convey’s best-known book, has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide since its firts publication in 1989.
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, service, 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.
If you take a look at this picture how would you describe it? “Do you see a woman? How old would you say she is? What does she look like? What is she wearing? In what kind of roles do you see her? You will probably see two women in the picture the old one and the another one about 25 years old — very lovely, rather fashionable with a petite nose and demure presence.”
Here are the most important 7 habits which you must take into consideration:
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
The real beauty of the 7 Habits is that improvement in one habit increases our ability to improve the rest.
We all want to succeed. One path to success is identifying the habits that can help us on our journey. One way to start the path is reading Stephen Covey’s best-selling book: „The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”
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