The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 30th Anniversary Edition

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 30th Anniversary Edition

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*New York Times bestseller—over 40 million copies sold*
*The #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century*

One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents—millions of people of all ages and occupations. Now, this 30th anniversary edition of the timeless classic commemorates the wisdom of the 7 Habits with modern additions from Sean Covey.

The 7 Habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they work!

With Sean Covey’s added takeaways on how the habits can be used in our modern age, the wisdom of the 7 Habits will be refreshed for a new generation of leaders.

They include:
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982137274
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 05/19/2020
Edition description: Anniversary Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 1,144
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Recognized as one of Time magazine’s twenty-five most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey (1932–2012) was an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author. His books have sold more than twenty-five million copies in thirty-eight languages, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. After receiving an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University, he became the cofounder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, a leading global training firm.

Sean Covey is the President of FranklinCovey Education and the original architect of the 4 Disciplines methodology. A Harvard MBA and former Brigham Young University quarterback, Sean is also a New York Times bestselling author and has written numerous books, including The Leader in Me and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.


Provo, Utah

Date of Birth:

October 24, 1932

Date of Death:

July 16, 2012

Place of Birth:

Salt Lake City, Utah

Place of Death:

Idaho Falls, ID


B.S., University of Utah, 1950; M.B.A., Harvard University, 1957; Ph.D., Brigham Young University, 1976

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Habit 1: Be Proactive

Table of Contents

Foreword Jim Collins 1

Preface to the 30th Anniversary Edition Sean Covey 9

Part 1 Paradigms and Principes 13

Inside-Out 15

The 7 Habits-An Overview 46

Part 2 Private Victory 71

Habit 1 Be Proactive 73

Principles of Personal Vision

Habit 2 Begin with the End in Mind 109

Principles of Personal Leadership

Habit 3 Put First Things First 167

Principles of Personal Management

Part 3 Public Victory 213

Paradigms of Interdependence 215

Habit 4 Think Win/Win 235

Principles of Interpersonal Leadership

Habit 5 Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood 273

Principles of Empathic Communication

Habit 6 Synergize 307

Principles of Creative Cooperation

Part 4 Renewal 339

Habit 7 Sharpen the Saw 341

Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal

Inside-Out Again 367

Afterword: Q&A with Stephen R. Covey 385

A Quadrant II Day at the Office 399

A Covey Family Tribute to a Highly Effective Father 409

Problem/Opportunity Index 415

Index 425

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