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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

by Stephen R. Covey


Author Stephen R. Covey, an accomplished businessman himself, wrote this step-by-step guide for all those who want to better themselves and their lives, but don’t know where to start. It consists of 7 thoroughly explained habits that you can begin to cultivate at once so that you can become more effective in all areas of your life, whether personal, familial or professional.

About the Author

Over his lifetime, Stephen inspired millions with the power of universal principles. Recognized as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, Stephen was one of the world’s foremost leadership authorities, organizational experts, and thought leaders.

Great ideas from this book


1. Start to think from the inside out.

Management Skills

2. Take care of good P/PC balance in all your assets.


3. Watch and change your vocabulary.

4. Always make a list of pros and cons for doing or not doing things.

5. Focus only on things you can influence.

Life Mission

6. Create a mission statement and read it regularly.

7. Picture yourself three years from now and write a vision of yourself.

Company Culture

8. Create a mission statement for your organization.

Prioritizing Skills

9. Prioritize important things over urgent ones.

10. Plan your week ahead so you have a clear focus on important tasks.

11. Delegate responsibilities, not tasks.

Relationship Management

12. Build up your “emotional bank account” with people close to you.

13. Think win-win or no deal.

Active Listening

14. Actively listen to people and seek to understand emotions.

Energy Level

15. Renew your physical energy by doing exercises.


16. Renew your spiritual energy.

Mental Energy

17. Renew your mental energy.

Emotional Energy

18. Renew your emotional energy.