The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change was a groundbreaker when it was first
published in 1990, and it continues to be a business bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold. Stephen Covey, an
internationally respected leadership authority, realizes that true success encompasses a balance of personal and
professional effectiveness, so this book is a manual for performing better in both arenas. His anecdotes are as frequently
from family situations as from business challenges.
Before you can adopt the seven habits, you'll need to accomplish what Covey calls a "paradigm shift"--a change in
perception and interpretation of how the world works. Covey takes you through this change, which affects how you perceive
and act regarding productivity, time management, positive thinking, developing your "proactive muscles" (acting with
initiative rather than reacting), and much more.