The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Author : Stephen R Covey
No. of Pages : 430
Book Category : Best Seller,Non Fiction,Elder,Novels,Knowledge
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In his doctoral thesis, the author, Stephen. R. Covey, found a contrast in the self-help literature existing through generations. While the books from 1920s onwards focused on personality traits, the older books stressed on character development. The author believes that a balance must exist between the two, but he also maintains that character development is more fundamental in nature.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People thus focuses on the values which comprise of character ethics on which the personality ethics has to be built. These values include integrity, courage, a sense of justice and honesty. This book discusses the seven main habits which one must adopt to live a more fulfilling life. The author also takes the readers through three stages of character development.
The stages of character development range from the time when a person is born and is dependent on others for survival to the time he grows and later learns to live with others. The first three habits denote the progress level from dependence to independence. The next three habits are all about interdependence and the final seventh habit deals with renewal. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was published by Simon & Schuster Ltd on 21 November 2013 and is available in paperback.
This book was included in Time magazine's list of the 25 most Influential Business Management Books
Over 25 million copies in 40 languages worldwide are sold