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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R. Covey

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Simon & Schuster Ltd

Published : 2004

Copyright : Stephen R. Covey 1989

ISBN-10 : PB 0-684-85839-8
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-684-85839-5

Publisher's Write-Up

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is recognised as one of the most influential books ever written. In this seminal work, Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centred approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, 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.

Translated into thirty-four languages and with phenomenal sales, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has been the key to the success of legions of business leaders and individuals the world over.

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Review by Nongmaithem Rakesh Singh (300412) Rating (8/10)

Review by Nongmaithem Rakesh Singh
Rating 8/10
All great things have something in common. The common thing is that they are great. The book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is also a great book. It has been wonderfully jot down by Stephen R. Covey. He is also the writer of a number of other great books like First Things First, Principle Centered Leadership, The Power Principle, etc. all these books deal with how to develop ourselves. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is no different from the other books of the author. The book falls into the category of self help, personality development (character development) genre. It is concerned with the importance of character in the success or failure of a person.

Suitable for:
1. Teenagers
2. Adults
3. Working women
4. Housewives
5. Laymen

The book is structured very diligently. It progress progressively from private victory to public victory in a smooth and continuous manner. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is written in a simple style yet the messages imparted are efficient and effective. There seems to be an unobstructed flow of words. The words used are precise, concise as well as to the point. The sentences used are mostly simple sentences. The line as well as the word seems to give you respect. That is the unique quality of this book. The beauty of the book lies in the fact that it illustrates the habits through wonderful yet effective examples. Moreover you will find profound quotes in this book. Some of the astounding quotes are

"Success is on the far side of failure."
"We are what we do repeatedly, Excellence, then is not an act, but a habit."

Relevance Today:
The book was relevant in yester years, it is still germane today and it will continue to remain so in the future too. The habits that are prescribed in this book are the needs of the day today. These habits, if we can adopt them in our day-to-day life it will immensely improve our life, relationship, financially as well as mentally. It contains some of the time tested principles that are very effective. You can exercise your will power better if you are proactive and you begin your work with an end in mind. It also teaches us the significance of having written goals and how to make goals in a very easy and simple way. Then there is the lesson of building up our relationship with our near and dear ones. It also has lessons on how to parents our children. These 7 habits are really the only way to live our life happily and joyfully. All in all this book is a guide on how to live our life successfully, happily, fruitfully and joyfully. So, it is one of those books that you need to read.

Nongmaithem Rakesh Singh (30th April 2012)

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