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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Book Review


When asked the question, “If I only made the time to read one leadership book, what book would you recommend?” my response is unequivocally “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” This book, written in the late 1980s by Stephen Covey, is based on timeless principles and habits of effectiveness.

Covey uses the 7 Habits listed below to challenge our beliefs or paradigms on how we can become more effective:

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
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Each habit presents principles, paradigms and practices for reaching higher levels of effectiveness.

“When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

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