The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ has been authored by Stephen R. Covey. It was first published in 1989 and the third edition was published in 2013. Covey has been regarded as a highly inspirational leadership consultant and he is the founder of FranklinCovey, a global leadership consulting firm. Covey wrote the book with the objective to transform people from the state of dependency to independency and then subsequently to interdependency which is considered to be the characteristic of highly effective people.
The book outlines seven principles categorized into three categories of Private Victory, Public Victory, and Renewal. Private Victory is principled as Being Proactive, Beginning With End in Mind and Putting First Things First. These aim to build a strong foundation for becoming an independent person with principle-oriented character.
The principles of Public Victory comprise Think Win-Win, Synergize and Seeking First to Understand and Then to be Understood. This builds on the Private Victory to transform further to become an interdependent person.
The seventh principle of Renewal-Sharpen the Saw seeks to keep the principles of private victory and public victory relevant to the changing situations by constantly evolving and adapting to the changes.
All these principles are based on research studies, experiences of Covey himself and successful leaders around the world. The stories, anecdotes, and experiences were portrayed interestingly to give insights to life and attract the attention of the readers. The stories of small changes resulting in significant changes inspire the readers to drive deeper into one’s strengths and weaknesses to build on strengths and overcome weaknesses.
I would recommend this book to those who want to be a leader of the self and stay highly relevant in society and the changing situations.

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October 10th, 2019 by