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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (1986)

by Stephen R. Covey

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Wonderful! Very practical, and useful, personally applicable. ( )
  Davraena | Sep 7, 2014 |
Stephen R. Covey acredita que vencer ou fracassar é resultado de sete hábitos. São eles que distinguem as pessoas felizes, saudáveis e bem-sucedidas das fracassadas ou daquelas que sacrificam o equilíbrio interior e a felicidade para alcançar êxito. Em 'Os 7 hábitos das pessoas altamente eficazes' estão contidos os princípios fundamentais da eficácia humana - sete hábitos básicos e primordiais que, segundo a obra, representam a interiorização dos princípios corretos, nos quais estão baseados o sucesso e a felicidade duradoura.
  melissa.gamador | Sep 4, 2014 |
Meh. ( )
  Ra.Aiyana | Sep 1, 2014 |
I've been working an a pair of books and this might be an interesting read for character types. ( )
  pussreboots | Aug 10, 2014 |
Deserved Classic

I somehow managed to miss this one. So far, it's really thought-provoking. I'm a big believer in taking responsibility for your own life, so lots of it is resonating with me.

Update: finished it yesterday. Some real pearls of wisdom here. I'm already putting some of the listening techniques to good use. A bit repetitive in places, but I can see why it's a classic. ( )
  Pat_F. | Jul 25, 2014 |
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Borrowing slightly from the concepts of Quantum Mechanics, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People begins with the astute observation that people perceive the world differently, and because we view the world with our own unique "lens," it is difficult to separate the observation from the observer.

Covey says that we all have our own paradigm, which is our own map of how we perceive the world and how we think the world should be in our ideal view. Covey writes, "The way we see things is the source of the way we think and the way we act."
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There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
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In more than 25 years of working with people in business, university, and marriage and family settings, I have come in contact with many individuals who have achieved an incredible degree of outward success, but have found themselves struggling with an inner hunger, a deep need for personal congruency and effectiveness and for healthy, growing relationships with other people.
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change was a groundbreaker when it was first published in 1990, and it continues to be a business bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold. Stephen Covey, an internationally respected leadership authority, realizes that true success encompasses a balance of personal and professional effectiveness, so this book is a manual for performing better in both arenas. His anecdotes are as frequently from family situations as from business challenges. Before you can adopt the seven habits, you'll need to accomplish what Covey calls a "paradigm shift"--a change in perception and interpretation of how the world works. Covey takes you through this change, which affects how you perceive and act regarding productivity, time management, positive thinking, developing your "proactive muscles" (acting with initiative rather than reacting), and much more. This isn't a quick-tips-start-tomorrow kind of book. The concepts are sometimes intricate, and you'll want to study this book, not skim it. When you finish, you'll probably have Post-it notes or hand-written annotations in every chapter, and you'll feel like you've taken a powerful seminar by Covey. --Joan Price

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A leading management consultant outlines seven organizational rules for improving effectiveness and increasing productivity at work and at home.

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