Stephen Covey is the author of the international best selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Stephen first published, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, in 1989. This is Covey’s most famous book, and it has changed the lives of many people around the world.
Stephen Covey was so successful with The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, that it sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. The audio version of Stephen Covey’s book sold more than one million copies. Covey is proud to say that this is the first non-fiction audio book in U.S history to do so.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Steven Covey is available here: www.FranklinCovey.com
Stephen Covey got many of the ideas and language for The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People from the classic 1966 Peter Duffer text "The Effective Executive". Covey promotes "The Character Ethic", which is about aligning your values with "universal and timeless" principles. Stephen Covey is adamant about the difference between principles and values.
Stephen Covey says principles are external natural laws. Stephen claims values are internal and subjective. Stephen Covey discovered that values govern people’s behavior. But its principles Covey says, that ultimately determine the consequences. Stephen Covey presents his teachings in a series of habits.
Stephen Covey’s seven habits:
- Be Proactive: Principles of Personal Vision
- Begin with the End in Mind: Principles of Personal Leadership
- Put First Things First: Principles of Personal Management
- Think Win/Win: Principles of Interpersonal Leadership
- Seek First to Understand, Then to be understood: Principles of Empathetic Communication
- Synergize: Principles of Creative Communication
- Sharpen the Saw: Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal
Stephen Covey ’s Follow-up titles to The Seven Habits are meant to round out the philosophy on principle-based leadership. Stephen Covey has also written ground breaking learning books for children. His son, Sean Covey, has written a version for teens: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens. This version simplifies Stephen Covey's 7 Habits so a younger generation can understand them.
Other books Stephen Covey has written include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families.
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