Arguably the best self-help book I’ve ever read, this classic by Dr. Covey is a manifesto on how to live a truly meaningful, effective, and fulfilling life.
Every year, dozens (if not hundreds) of really good books about how to build a better life come out into the world. Some of these books are more than good – they are outstanding! And while I do keep my eyes and ears open for what’s new in this literary space, I like to pay particular attention to the truly special masterpieces that have stood the test of time. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of those masterpieces.
Who was Dr. Stephen R. Covey?
Dr. Covey was an internationally-renowned teacher, speaker, consultant and author who taught concepts of effective business and living all over the world. A highly-educated man, he earned an MBA from Harvard, and a Doctorate in Religious Education from Brigham Young University. He put the Covey name into FranklinCovey, a publicly-traded company which specializes in helping organizations foster significant changes in culture and human behaviour. Stephen R. Covey died after experiencing a bike accident in 2012, at the age of 79. 🙁
What did The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People teach?
The book focuses on seven main “habits” or behaviour patterns, with six of them split into two main categories.