“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is a self-help book written by Stephen R. Covey and first published in 1989. Over the years, it has become one of the most influential and widely read personal development books. Covey’s book presents a holistic approach to personal and professional effectiveness, offering practical advice and timeless principles for achieving success and fulfillment.
Understanding more about the common barriers to active listening – and how to best overcome these – are the biggest lessons you’ll learn from this book.
There are only two communication states: actively listening, and not really listening. Active listening requires us to understand, interpret, and evaluate what we’re being told.
At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success are about understanding how habits work. By harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.