The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey


I can’t count the number of times I’ve bluffed my way through conversations about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This book has continually been brought up over coffee, discussed in business classes and referenced in other books I've read. Needless to say, I needed to read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

The book is divided into 3 key sections: Independence, Interdependence and Continuous Improvements. In each portion, Dr. Covey simply and powerfully shares his principles of effectiveness and provides examples of how to live them.


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

Continuous Improvements

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Most of Dr. Covey’s ideas were not radically new to me, but I value the thought process he guided me through. He made me think about my life and provided a path for me to follow in evaluating my habits.

About the author, Dr. Stephen Covey:

Dr. Covey was a best-selling author and thought leader. Throughout his life he was honored with numerous awards. He was named the International Man of Peace and the International Entrepreneur of the Year and was given 12 honorary doctorates (on top of his earned doctorate from Brigham Young University).

Dr. Stephen Covey dedicated his life to writing, teaching, consulting and speaking. In 2012, Dr. Covey left this world. His legacy lives on through his family, his books and FranklinCovey.

Where to buy the book:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People “has sold more than 25 million copies in 40 languages throughout the world.” ( If you’d like to buy this internationally best-selling book, follow any of the links below.

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