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Before you can adopt the seven habits, you'll need to accomplish what Covey calls a "paradigm shift"--a change in perception and interpretation of how the world works. Covey takes you through this change, which affects how you perceive and act regarding productivity, time management, positive thinking, developing your "proactive muscles" (acting with initiative rather than reacting), and much more.
This isn't a quick-tips-start-tomorrow kind of book. The concepts are sometimes intricate, and you'll want to study this book, not skim it. When you finish, you'll probably have Post-it notes or hand-written annotations in every chapter, and you'll feel like you've taken a powerful seminar by Covey. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Covey's writing style is particularly difficult for me to understand. He is not able to convey his concepts to me clearly despite the time he spent providing stories for examples. Read morePublished 2 hours ago by Me
Reading it now. Seems like a lot of this is common sense but that doesn't make it a bad book!Published 21 hours ago by Mike
I'd actually recommend this condensed version for anyone with a little time in a commute. I had the book -never read it. Read morePublished 2 days ago by JoeSixPack
I needed this book for a course that I am taking. I can definitely say it is a good read even without the course.Published 2 days ago by Crystal O.
Save your money. This is not an indepth study that will leave you empowered. disappointed.Published 2 days ago by GLC