The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People By Stephen Covey

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In my project, I will talk about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Stephen Richards Covey was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book was The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, first published in 1989, is a business and self-help book. Covey presents an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls "true north" principles of a character ethic that he presents as universal and timeless. The book first introduces the concept of the paradigm shift and helps the reader understand that different perspectives exist, i.e. that two people can see the same thing and yet differ with each other. On this premise, it introduces the seven habits in a proper order. Habits definition: Our character, basically, is a composite of our habits. As Horace Mann, the great educator, once said, "Habits are like a cable. We weave a strand of it every day and soon it cannot be broken." I personally don 't agree with the last part of his expression. I know they can be broken. Habits can be learned and unlearned. But I also know it isn 't a quick fix. It involves a process and a tremendous commitment. But we still don 't know what habits are. For our purposes, we will define a habit as the intersection of knowledge, skill, and desire. Knowledge is the theoretical paradigm, the "what to do" and the "why". Skill is the "how to do". And desire

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