Book Review: Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey

More than just a time management book, this book is just as much about behaviours as it is about habits.

It is, however, a classic and looks at a holistic and integrated approach to improving not only your habits but your life by living in a more principle centred and value focused way.

Habit 1: Be Proactive - take responsibility for your own actions and situation.  Make conscious choices based on your values.

Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind - know where you're going, so you can understand where you are now and the steps you need to take to get you there.

Habit 3: Put First Things First - practice effective self-management by focusing on what's important.

Habit 4: Think Win Win - seek mutual benefit in all human interactions.

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand - how to improve your interpersonal communication skills.

Habit 6: Synergise - the whole is greater than the sum of it's part - value the differences between people.

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw - balanced self-renewal at a physical, mental, spiritual and emotional level.

It can be quite dense and heavy going, so best tackled in small chunks and put into practice as you go along, so that you don't lose interest.

The weekly planner is a a great tool and one that I've adapted and use with my own clients over the years.

It also contains the much used four quadrant for organising and understanding the impact of Important vs Urgent.

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