Essays on Personal Response to The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Book Report/Review

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The paper "Personal Response to The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" is an outstanding example of a Management book review/report. I enjoyed reading Stephen Covey's book 'The seven habits of highly effective people'. I found it very interesting. It is a book worth reading as many times as one can. I totally agreed to all that Covey talked about in the book. The most efficient way to get the best out of the seven habits mentioned in the book is by having an open mind. It’ s captivating how Covey defines success.

As a function of attitudes, the public image, habits, and skills that ease the interaction process in humans. According to Covey, a character is a composite of our general practices. Habits often show our character and generate our effectiveness. Stephen Covey explains the meaning of effectiveness by quoting what Aristotle once said, "We are what we often do. Excellence is a habit, not an act. " (p. 46) In his book, Covey has identified seven unique practices. I find them very helpful to the general society of productive people. Happily, those not effective can learn these habits too.

Additionally, the aggregate experience of the ages reveals to us that gaining them will give you the character to succeed. Covey (1989, p. 24) uses the example of a map. Where he says that every one of us has two maps in our minds, maps that show the realities – the way things are, and maps that show values – how things should be. These maps explain everything we do. Often we question their efficiency; even though we are not in any case aware that we have them.

Only, we expect that how we see things is the truth or how they ought to be. If there isn’ t fundamental goodness and deep integrity backing up what we do, life's compilations will cause true motives to avail, and relationships failure will take over success. Quoting Emerson, “ What you are shouts so loudly in my ears I cannot hear what you say” (p. 22). I like how Covey puts it in a real-life situation. He says that there are circumstances where individuals have high character quality. However, they lack relational abilities.

It is very visible in our friends, family, colleagues, and those we associate with. In Covey's analysis, what we hear is significantly more evident than anything we mention or do. We all have individuals we doubtlessly have trust in, just because we know their character. He further quotes William George Jordan. "Into the hands of every person is given a marvelous power for good or evil.  


Covey, S. (1989). The seven habits of highly effective people. Simon and Schuster, New York.
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