|Publisher:||Perseus Books Group|
|Publish Date:||Apr 2003|
|Number of Pages:||128|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.12|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||3.0 x 3.5 x 0.75|
Stephen R. Covey was born on October 24, 1932, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received a degree in business administration from the University of Utah, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a D.R.E. from Brigham Young University. He was a teacher and administrator at Brigham Young University. In 1983, he founded the Covey Leadership Center, a training and consulting concern. He wrote numerous books on leadership, personal and organizational effectiveness, and family and interpersonal relationships.
His best known book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic, first published in 1989. His other books include Principle Centered Leadership; First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, and to Leave a Legacy; Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People; Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families; The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness; and The 3rd Alternative. He received the Thomas More College Medallion and the Utah Symphony Fiftieth Anniversary Award in 1990, and the McFeely Award of the International Management Council for contributions and service in 1991. He died from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident on July 16, 2012 at the age of 79.
|Get in the Habit: They Make You or Break You||p. 1|
|Paradigms and Principles: What You See Is What You Get||p. 7|
|The Personal Bank Account: Starting with the Man in the Mirror||p. 21|
|Be Proactive: I Am the Force||p. 37|
|Begin with the End in Mind: Control Your Own Destiny or Someone Else Will||p. 63|
|Put First Things First: Will and Won't Power||p. 91|
|The Relationship Bank Account: The Stuff That Life Is Made Of||p. 109|
|Think Win-Win: Life Is an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet||p. 121|
|Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood: You Have Two Ears and One Mouth ... Hel-lo!||p. 135|
|Synergize: The "High" Way||p. 155|
|Sharpen the Saw: It's "Me Time||p. 179|
|Keep Hope Alive! Kid, You'll Move Mountains!||p. 213|
As a self-acknowledged guinea pig for many of his dad's theories, Sean Covey is a living example of someone who has taken each of the seven habits to heart: be proactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things first; think win-win; seek first to understand, then to be understood; synergize; and sharpen the saw. He includes a comical section titled "The 7 Habits of Highly Defective Teens", which includes some, shall we say, counterproductive practices: put first things last; don't cooperate; seek first to talk, then pretend to listen; wear yourself out... Covey's humorous and up-front style is just light enough to be acceptable to wary teenagers, and down-and-dirty enough to really make a difference.