The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (by Stephen R. Covey)

 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People


ISBN: 9781982137274Number of Pages: 464
Publisher: Simon & SchusterBook Title: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Publication Year: 2020Target Audience: Trade
Author: Stephen R. CoveyReading Age: 18+


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a book on business management written by Stephen R. Covey, which was first published in 1989.

The book tells about character cultivation and skills of dealing with people. Human morality is composed of habits. Thoughts determine actions, actions determine habits, habits determine morality, morality determines destiny, and habits have an impact on people’s lives.

Because habits are consistent, and unconsciously affect people’s moral character, expose their nature, and influence their success or failure over the years.

The book takes “7 Habits” as the theme frame, and the spirit of innovation promotes the improvement of the first 6 habits. Physical and mental cultivation is the key content.

The book emphasizes that the 7 habits of highly effective people are a whole, and they complement each other.

Individuals should establish goals, conduct personal cultivation, and turn from dependence to independence, so as to achieve “personal success”.

Promote team communication and cooperation by establishing win-win situation, exchanging views and brainstorming.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is an eternal classic and landmark book, which has been the top seller of the New York Times for 30 years, with a total sales volume of more than 40 million copies, and is published in 40 languages in more than 140 countries.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People have been widely spread in more than 140 countries. 90% of the Fortune 100 and 75% of the world’s top 500 enterprises, tens of thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises, countless government agencies, institutions, the military and education departments, nearly one million people around the world participate in the training of the “7 habits” every year.

Covey’s ideas and methods help tens of millions of people to build an effective life. The “7 habits” have brought a significant change to people, especially managers and leaders. The impact on students all over the world will appear within 10 years, and even change the strength of a country.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the best books on self discipline, Best Discipline Books In 2022

About the Author

Stephen R. Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) is a famous American management master. He is the founder of the Covey Leadership Center and the co chairman of Franklin Covey.

He is a new wisdomist widely expected by Fortune 500 enterprises, and a well-known American enlightener. His book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has sold more than 100 million copies and has been translated into 28 languages. His other book, The Leader’s Code, is also a best seller.

Dr. Covey was praised by Time magazine as a Great Thinker and a mentor of human potential, and was selected as one of the 25 people who influenced the course of American history.

Stephen Covey fell down while riding his bicycle in April 2012 and died on July 16, 2012 in a hospital in Idaho Falls at the age of 79.

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Table of Contents

How to make good use of this book

Part I Re exploration of Self
Chapter I Cultivate Yourself from the Inside Out
Chapter II Seven Habits – Introduction

Part II Success in personal field: from dependence to independence
Chapter 3 Habit 1: Initiative – the principle of personal vision
Chapter IV Habit 2: The end is the beginning – the principle of self leadership
Chapter 5 Habit 3: The first thing is important — the principle of self-management

Part III Success in the public sphere: from independence to interdependence
Chapter VI The Essence of Human Relations
Chapter 7 Habit 4: Win Win Thinking – Principles of Interpersonal Leadership
Chapter 8 Habit 5: Know the enemy and understand yourself – the principle of empathic communication
Chapter IX Habit VI: Integration and Comprehensive Effect – Principle of Creative Cooperation

Part IV Self improvement and Improvement
Chapter 10 Habit 7: The principle of balanced self-renewal
Chapter XI Re discussion on Building Yourself from the Inside out


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