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The seven habits of highly effective people : restoring the character ethic
Covey, Stephen R.
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Publication Information:
New York : Simon and Schuster, [1989]

Physical Description:
340 pages ; 24 cm
Reading Level:
1080 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC High School 9 24 Quiz: 14296 Guided reading level: NR.
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BF637.S8 C68 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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A revolutionary guidebook to achieving peace of mind by seeking the roots of human behavior in character and by learning principles rather than just practices. Covey's method is a pathway to wisdom and power.

Author Notes

Stephen R. Covey was born on October 24, 1932, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received a degree in business administration from the University of Utah, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a D.R.E. from Brigham Young University. He was a teacher and administrator at Brigham Young University. In 1983, he founded the Covey Leadership Center, a training and consulting concern.

He wrote numerous books on leadership, personal and organizational effectiveness, and family and interpersonal relationships. His best known book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic, first published in 1989. His other books include Principle Centered Leadership; First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, and to Leave a Legacy; Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People; Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families; The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness; and The 3rd Alternative. He received the Thomas More College Medallion and the Utah Symphony Fiftieth Anniversary Award in 1990, and the McFeely Award of the International Management Council for contributions and service in 1991. He died from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident on July 16, 2012 at the age of 79.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Paradigms and Principles
The Seven Habits -- An Overview
Part 2 Private Victory
Habit 1 Be Proactive
Principles of Personal Vision
Habit 2 Begin with the End in Mind
Principles of Personal Leadership
Habit 3 Put First Things First
Principles of Personal Management
Part 3 Public Victory
Paradigms of Interdependence
Habit 4 Think Win/WinPrinciples of Interpersonal Leadership
Habit 5 Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Principles of Empathic Communication
Habit 6 Synergize
Principles of Creative Cooperation
Part 4 Renewal
Habit 7 Sharpen the Saw
Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal
Inside-Out Again
Appendix A Possible Perceptions Flowing out of Various Centers
Appendix B A Quadrant II Day at the Office
Problem/Opportunity Index