Stephen Richards Covey was an American author, keynote speaker, and educator. He wrote many books, but popular among all is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. His books include Principle-Centered Leadership, First Things First, The 8th habit, One Child at a Time, and The Leader In Me.
He was considered among the 25 most influential people by Time magazine in 1996. So, Covey served as a professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah University when he was about to die.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People book was published in 1989, written by Stephen R. Covey. This book is related to business and self-help concepts. He explained that the meaning of effectiveness is the balance of obtaining wanted results by the work we do.
This book is considered to be the best book by Stephen Covey. It has sold more than 25 million copies all over the world after its publication. The audio recording was the first fiction book in the history of USA publication that was sold in high numbers.
Stephen Covey was a deep thinker. Peter Drucker and Coral Rogers inspired him. He wrote many self-help books for his doctoral dissertation that helped him to be a creative man. Moreover, he was affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was influenced by it.
Covey added to his words that effectiveness could be expressed as a ratio P/Pc where the P refers to the results we will get and PC is the care of the process by which we become able to get the desired results.
He argued against the term “the personality ethic” he saw this topic discussed in many self-help books. Furthermore, Covey promoted the “the character ethic” label that aligns one’s values with the universe’s valueless and timeless principles. He distinguished between principles and values.
Further, he explained that principles are the external law while the values remain internal and subjective. So, Whatever values we have will be visible in our behaviors, and the principles are responsible for the consequences.
In this book, he discussed the seven habits where the first three habits are helpful to achieve independence, and the next three are responsible for helping achieve interdependence. And finally, the seventh habit is intended to help maintain the previous achievements.
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