Previously published: New York : Free Press, Ã2004. This edition has a new foreword by Jim Collins, a family tribute by Covey's children, and "A final interview with Stephen R. Covey." Includes indexes.
Part 1. Paradigms and principles -- Inside-out -- The 7 habits : an overview -- Part 2. Private victory -- Habit 1 : Be proactive: principles of personal vision -- Habit 2 : Begin with the end in mind: principles of personal leadership -- Habit 3 : Put first things first: principles of personal management -- Part 3. Public victory : Paradigms of interdependence -- Habit 4 : Think win/win: principles of interpersonal leadership -- Habit 5 : Seek first to understand, then to be understood: principles of empathic communication -- Habit 6 : Synergize: principles of creative cooperation -- Renewal : Habit 7 : Sharpen the saw: principles of balanced self-renewal -- Inside-out again. A leading management consultant outlines seven organizational rules for improving effectiveness and increasing productivity at work and at home. In this book, Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity--principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.