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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (original 1989; edition 2004)

by Stephen R. Covey

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Title:The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Authors:Stephen R. Covey
Info:Free Press (2004), Edition: Revised, Paperback, 384 pages
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey (1989)

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"Paidós conmemora el 20 aniversario de la publicación en lengua castellana del libro más importante de la historia del management. El mundo ha entrado en una de las épocas de cambios más profunda y compleja de la historia de la Humanidad. Los padres de todo el mundo son conscientes de este cambio y saben que las asignaturas tradicionales son necesarias, pero no suficientes. Sus hijos necesitan volverse más responsables, creativos, tolerantes ante las diferencias. Tienen que aumentar su capacidad para pensar por sí mismos, para tomar la iniciativa, para relacionarse con los demás y para solucionar problemas. Asimismo los líderes empresariales no encuentran a personas cuyas aptitudes y personalidad encajen con las exigencias de la economía global actual. ¿Cómo vamos a cubrir este vacío que cada vez se hace más amplio? El líder interior es la historia de los extraordinarios colegios, padres y líderes empresariales de todo el mundo que están preparando a la próxima generación para que puedan afrontar los extraordinarios retos y las increíbles oportunidades que presenta el siglo XXI.Cada vez más colegios en todo el mundo están incorporando Los 7 hábitos de la gente altamente efectiva y otras técnicas básicas de liderazgo en su programa de estudios esencial de forma singular y creativa. Los resultados saltan a la vista. Varios de ellos presentan mejoras documentadas de sus calificaciones académicas. Todos ellos están experimentando una reducción en los problemas de disciplina, una mayor satisfacción por parte de los padres, un aumento de la confianza que los alumnos tienen en sí mismos, una mejora en la cultura del colegio, un aumento en el orgullo de los profesores y un enfoque refinado en las aptitudes necesarias para el siglo XXI. "
  Haijavivi | Jun 6, 2019 |
This book was actually very helpful and eye-opening for me. I tend to distrust these types of books, thinking they're all just spouting glorified common sense practices, but this one really gets to the heart of what makes a person successful—in every area of life. I'll add my voice to millions of others in saying that this book should be required reading. ( )
  AngelClaw | Feb 27, 2019 |
At the very beginning I have to admit, this is not the kind of book I usually read. While I don’t think I’m perfect (far from it!), I never had any faith in “become successful in 100 days”-type of book. However, a good friend of mine asked me to read it and here we are.
I think it is a quite solid book with great suggestions because it doesn’t sell itself as a quick fix. Moreover, the author himself admits that he not always manages to adhere to the habits he describes as vital, for it is a life-long journey to the horizon of perfection.
The habits are created in order to construct your life and approach to others inside out, by building your character (not an image), so that later this character can affect the world around him/her. It is not a story how to make people interested in you, it is how to make you interesting to people, not only in your working environment, but in social and personal life as well.
One minus of the book (which is I guess is common in such guides) is “sales talk” i.e. here is a guy who followed the rules and done great, and here is a gal who haven’t and didn’t. just like all the training cannot make you an Olympic champion (while doing you a lot of good) there are ‘natural’ limits and not seeing them doesn’t make them disappear.
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  Oleksandr_Zholud | Jan 9, 2019 |
I heard a lot of good things about this book so decided to give it a try. I was very pleased with the content, particularly Habit 1 - Be Proactive.
You'll find much more eloquent reviews than mine elsewhere on the web, I'll just say that the key to this and other books of it's type is to follow through. "To know and not do is not to know" ( )
  MickBrooke | Jan 3, 2019 |
Not 7 habits. More like 7 strategies.

Honestly, before I started this book, I thought that 7 effective habits were
1. read more
2. Speak more
3. exercise
4. eat healthily
5. Planning
6. Meditate
7. Give more

but it turned out the book is not like this and is different. ( )
  Jason.Ong.Wicky | Oct 9, 2018 |
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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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ISBN 0738504106 - WorldCat and Amazon both return for Rochester Neighborhoods by Shirley Cox Husted and Ruth Rosenberg-Naparsteck
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0743269519, Paperback)

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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