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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

GARCIA, MAYELLA T.
BSBA-MM 3-1
BOOK REVIEW IN HISTORY

I. TITLE
The seven habits of highly effective people.

II. AUTHOR
Stephen Covey
Stephen Richards Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book was The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. His other books include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families, The 8th Habit, and The Leader In Me, How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time.

III. DATE PUBLISHED
First published in 1990 and re-published on SEPTEMBER 9, 2004.

IV. PUBLISHER
Free Press

V. NUMBER OF PAGES
172 pages.

VI. SUMMARY

Habit 1: Be Proactive
Take initiative in life by realizing that your decisions will reflect in the effectiveness of your life. Take responsibility for your choices and the consequences that follow. We should engage on our environment more rather than our environment will be the one who’ll control us. We should always have the power and choice to decide on what we think will be best for us. Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

Self-discover and clarify your life goals. Make a futuristic plan for various roles and relationships in life you play everyday. Create a mission statement a make your everyday, hour to hour, minute to minute, second to second life productive. Habit 3: Put First Things First

Prioritize, plan, and execute your week's tasks based on importance rather than urgency. Evaluate whether your efforts suit your desired character values, lead you toward goals, and enrich the roles and relationships that were mentioned in Habit 2. Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Value and respect people by understanding a "win" for all is ultimately a better resolution than if only one person in the situation had gotten his way, there is no chance for others to be...
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