Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People:

Be Proactive

Fosters courage to take risks and accept new challenges to achieve goals

Begin with the End in Mind

Brings projects to completion and unites teams and organizations under a shared vision, mission, and purpose

Put First Things First

Promotes getting the most important things done first and encourages direct effectiveness

Think Win-Win

Encourages conflict resolution and helps individuals seek mutual benefit, increasing group momentum

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Helps people understand problems, resulting in targeted solutions; and promotes better communications, leading to successful problem-solving


Ensures greater “buy-in” from team members and leverages the diversity of individuals to increase levels of success

Sharpen the Saw

Promotes continuous improvements and safeguards against “burn-out” and subsequent nonproductivity

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