The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 30th Anniversary Edition by Stephen R. Covey, PhD – Productivity Book Group

On September 29, 2021, Productivity Book Group [ ] hosted its penultimate 2021 book discussion in which we discussed, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (30th Anniversary Edition) by Stephen R. Covey, PhD with additions by Sean Covey.

About the Author (Wikipedia)

“Stephen R. Covey was an American educator, author, business leader, [co-founder of FranklinCovey Co.,] and keynote speaker. [Author of more than a dozen works, h]is most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. His other books include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, The 8th Habit, and The Leader In Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time. In 1996, TIME magazine named him one of the 25 most influential [Americans]. He was a Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair in Leadership and professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University at the time of his death [in April 2012 from complications from a bicycling accident].” Covey is survived by his wife, nine children and 55 grandchildren.

About the Book (Amazon):

*New York Times bestseller—over 40 million copies sold*
*The #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century*

One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents—millions of people of all ages and occupations. Now, this 30th anniversary edition of the timeless classic commemorates the wisdom of the 7 Habits with modern additions from Sean Covey.

The 7 Habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they work!

With Sean Covey’s added takeaways on how the habits can be used in our modern age, the wisdom of the 7 Habits will be refreshed for a new generation of leaders.

They include:
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

This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity—principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

Here Dr. Covey speak about Habit 1 – Be proactive.
Here’s a brief book summary of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People!

Our final 2021 reading selection is:

Join us on December 29, 2021 for our discussion of The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen R. Covey, PhD.
Join us on December 29, 2021 for our discussion of The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen R. Covey, PhD.

Show Notes:

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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen R. Covey, PhD

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