Posted by: csdivakar | September 26, 2007

Stephen Covey – Hero

Stephen CoveyDr. Covey is the author of several acclaimed books, including the international bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit. It has sold more than 15 million copies in 38 languages throughout the world. Other bestsellers authored by Dr. Covey include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, with sales exceeding one million, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families.

In his The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. He covers the following habits :

1. Be Proactive

2. Begin with End in Mind

3. Put First things First

4. Think win-win

5. Seek First to understand

6. Synergize

7.  Sharpen the saw

I suggest everyone should read this book atleast twice a year. Each and everytime you read you will be able to learn new things in your life.

The following books are his recommendations:

The Analects of Confucius. Translated by Arthur Waley. Vintage, 1938.
The Art of Virtue. Benjamin Franklin. Acorn, 1986.
As A Man Thinketh. James Allen. Running Press, 1989. ( Free ebook you can get it in asamanthinketh.net) . Tamil Version of this book can get in New Century Book House by famous M.S.Udayamurthy ( Need to read by everyone )
As A Man Thinketh, Volume 2. James Allen. MindArt, 1988.
The Bhagavad Gita. Translated by Eknath Easwaran. Nilgiri Press, 1985.
Book of Hopi. Frank Waters. Ballantine, 1963.
The Book of Mormon. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1986.
The Collected Dialogues of Plato. Edited by Edith Hamilton and Huntington Cairns. Princeton University Press, 1961.
The Dhammapada. Translated by Eknath Stephen CoveyEaswaran. Nilgiri Press, 1985.
The Essential Gandhi. Edited by Louis Rischer. Vintage, 1962      

To know more about Stephen Covey : www.stephencovey.com          

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