Seven Effective Habits
A review of the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey.
This paper focuses on the seven habits listed in the book and examines how these can be used in both personal and professional venues as well as the ways in which these pieces of advice are also fundamentally limited in key aspects.
“Stephen Covey’s “seven habits of highly effective people” are pretty straightforward and simple: 1) Be proactive; 2) begin with the end in mind; 3) put FIRST things first; 4) think win-win; 5) seek first to understand, then to be understood; 6) synergize; and 7) sharpen the saw. The first three of these habits Covey considers to be private victories, the second three “public victories” and the seventh habit is the renewal process that encompasses all of the other habits.”