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Book Review | Seven Habits of Highly Effective People


Last month we started a monthly book review and second book in our series is "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey".  This book explains 7 principles that make a person more effective personally and professionally. Covey shows how a principle-centered, character-based life helps you build the healthy relationships that are key to an effective life. This classic is well worth reading for its perspective and practical advice.

The 7 Habits

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Take initiative. You choose how to respond to what life throws at you.

Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind

Think about the legacy you want to leave. Focus on goals.

Habit 3: Put first things first

Set priorities. Think of tasks in terms of urgency and importance. 

Habit 4: Think Win/Win

Most of life requires cooperation, not competition. You only win when others win.

Habit 5: Seek first to understand, Then to be understood

Understand needs, concerns, situation before you give advice. To understand others, listen with empathy.

Habit 6: Synergize

Value the differences in relationships. Oneness is not sameness, it's complementariness.

Habit 7: Sharpen the saw

Reflect on and repair your physica, spiritual,mental andsocial/ emotional deficiencies.


As per Covey, the first 3 habits fall under integrity and the next 3 under loyalty. This book considered as wonderful education for people, education in how to live life effectively and get closer to the ideal of being a ‘success’ in life.


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