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7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Summary)

by Andrea Greengard

Here’s a brief video summary of “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. This book written by Stephen Covey, has touched millions of people’s lives. It’s arguably one of the most well known success books out there.

About 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living. It includes fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity. These are principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

Why is the book so effective?

Stephen Covey researched the last 200 years of success literature and found something interesting. Most of the books have been focused on personality ethics in the last 50 years. This means things like public image, how you dress and how you perform in social interactions. It also means things like a positive mental attitude, skills and techniques to get people to behave in certain ways.

These books focus on how to appear rather than how to actually be. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People book takes an inside out approach. For example, it focuses on the character ethic rather than the personality ethic.

7 Habits

7 Habits of Highly Effective People
7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey

Here’s a quick look at the 7 habits highly effective people tend to have, according to the book:

  1. Be proactive
  2. Begin with the end in mind
  3. Put first things first
  4. Think win win
  5. Seek first to understand then to be understood
  6. Synergy
  7. Sharpen the saw

If you liked this video, be sure to check the second part here, or better yet, you can purchase it on Amazon.

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