Stephen R. Covey is my best Teacher:




Stephen R. Covey is my best Teacher:

Covey’s best-known book, The Seven Habits Effective People, has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide since its first publication in 1989.

 Covey argues against what he calls “The Personality Ethic”, something he sees as prevalent in many modern self-help books. He promotes what he labels “The Character Ethic”: aligning one’s values with so-called “universal and timeless” principles.

Covey presents his teachings in a series of habits, manifesting as a progression from dependence via Independence to interdependence.



Covey’s 2004 book The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness was published by Free Press, an imprint of Simon and Schuster. It is the sequel to The Seven Habits.

Covey released The Leader in Me — How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time in November 2008. It tells how some schools, parents and business leaders are preparing the next generation to meet the great challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.


In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. 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 with fairness, integrity, service, 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.

Covey said the idea for “7 Habits” came partly from Drucker, the management guru who claimed that “effectiveness is a habit.” He agreed with his critics that his principles were gleaned from many sources, including the major world religions and classic psychology and philosophy. Some critics said Covey’s Mormon beliefs were a particularly strong influence.

Like the previous book, 7 habits, this is a book I’d like to have on my own bookshelf at home as there are lots and lots of things to implement into the way I live my life and how I work. This book is a followup as the original 7 habits were written back in 1989, and while still applicable there are new ways to really apply them. The main theme of the book is to find your own voice and be your own person. You must know what you believe and then learn to apply everything together. Overall a very effective plan and the companion videos are also really fun to add to the book. Lots of things for me to work on.

In this book you find powerful resource on principle-based and servant leadership, effectiveness, vision, as well its impact on organisations and societies.

I really enjoyed “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and picked up “The 8th Habit” as a result. There are a lot of new concepts he introduces, primarily concepts surrounding leadership. At first I felt the book was repetitive, as there were many concepts and illustrative anecdotes which were taken directly from “7 Habits”. However, towards the last 25% of the book.

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In the short word’s i say that

This book is really really an outstanding work by Stephen.It will definitely prove helpful to each and everyone in almost all the fields of life,In your work-life, in your family life, and in your personal life as well.This book has really helped me to be more organized and efficient. I will recommend to everyone that wants to take charge of their lives.


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Posted on 07/23/2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. So pleased you decided to follow my blog! I really admire Mr. Covey’s work, as well. I agree that being effective is equally important in family life and personal life, as well as work-life! Let us join hands symbolically in supporting everyone to take charge of their own lives!

  2. Great post! It’s a shame I haven’t read that book yet. But, you have convinced me to check it out.


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