Summary of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

ebook Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

By Stephen R. Covey

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getAbstract Summary: Get the key points from this book in less than 10 minutes.

This book was a publishing phenomenon in the early 1990s, and it deserved to be. Stephen R. Covey managed to repackage an ethical and moral tradition thousands of years in development and make it meaningful to a late twentieth century, secular audience. Most of what you find in this book you will find in Aristotle, Cicero, Benedict, Tillotson and their heirs. Covey adds a few references to psychology, a twentieth century science, and many to Viktor Frankl, a sage of the Holocaust. Covey wraps the mix in a distinctively American can-do program of easy-looking steps calling, mostly, for self-discipline. The result is a quite worthwhile, useful manual for self-improvement. getAbstract believes most readers can learn something useful from this book, though some will find the style too familiar and easy-going, and the prescriptions easier to agree with than to act upon, much less adopt as habits.

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Copyright © 1989 by Stephen R. Covey
Published by Free Press / Simon & Schuster, Inc., N.Y.
Used by permission.

Summary of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People