The 7 habits of highly effective people program was created by Dr Steven Covey in 1989 and is one of the most influential works of the last 50 years, and there have been over 25 million copies sold.
Steven Covey passed away in 2012 at the age of 79, and his legacy will live on for many years with this work. He was born in Utah in 1932 and earned an MBA from Harvard University and a Doctor of Religious Education at Brigham Young University. Although Covey was a deeply religious man himself, and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his work was not religious in nature, and could be applied by anyone from any walk of life that would be interested in improving their situation.
Steven goes into detail in relation to each habit and also sets things up by discussing paradigms, habits and effectiveness. I will list the habits here and the audio can fill in the details with how they can be applied to a person’s situation.
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First things First
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
The habits are arranged along a continuum of dependence through to interdependence, which Covey believes is the highest form of effectiveness.
The habits are formed with the understand that it is our responsibility to take control of our own lives and work on the things that we can control and to gain proficiency and build those success habits to become an integrated part of our nature.
The 7 habits of highly effective people | Stephen Covey | Audiobook
Author: Steven Covey