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Presidents and CEOs all over the world have kept The 7 Habits book on their desks. Companies have required all of their employees to read it and implement it in the workplace. Educators and students have studied and applied it to transform schools. And, parents and families have drawn from it to improve relationships at home. Legions of leaders and individuals of all ages and occupations have accessed its principles, paradigms and processes to consistently achieve extraordinary results.
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PEOPLE have been sold in 40 languages—“one of the bestselling
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It was named the “most influential book of the 20th century,”
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“There had been hundreds of years of accumulated wisdom about personal
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In THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE,
With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Stephen Covey reveals how our actions stem from who we are and offers a structured process 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.
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THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
Habit 1: Be Proactive. People are responsible for their own choices and have the freedom to choose based on principles and values rather than on moods or conditions. They are able to develop and use their four unique human gifts—self-awareness, conscience, imagination and independent will—and take an inside-out approach to creating change. They choose not to be victims, to be reactive or to blame others.
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind. Highly effective people shape their own future by creating a mental vision and purpose for their life, their week or day and for any project, large or small. They don’t just live day to day without a clear purpose in mind.
Habit 3: Put First Things First. Highly effective people live and make decisions with a clear sense of what is most important. They organize and execute around their most important priorities as may be expressed in their personal, family and organizational mission statements. They are driven primarily by purpose, not by the agendas and forces surrounding them.
Habit 4: Think Win-Win. Highly effective people think in terms of mutual benefit. They foster support and mutual respect. They think interdependently—“we,” not “me”—and develop win-win agreements. They don’t think selfishly (win-lose) or like a martyr (lose-win).
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood. Seek first to listen with the intent to understand the thoughts and feelings of others, then seek to effectively communicate your own thoughts and feelings. Through understanding, highly effective people build deep relationships of trust and love. They give helpful feedback. They don’t withhold feedback, nor do they seek first to be understood.
Habit 6: Synergize. Highly effective people focus on their strengths and celebrate and thrive on the strengths of others so that by respecting and valuing others’ differences, the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts. They develop with others third-alternative solutions to problems that are better than what any one person would on their own. They don’t go for compromise (1 + 1 = 1½) or merely cooperation (1 + 1 = 2) but creative cooperation (1 + 1 = 3 or more).
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw. Highly effective people increase their effectiveness by renewing themselves regularly in the four areas of life: body (physical), mind (mental), heart (social/emotional), and spirit (spiritual—service, meaning and contribution).
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