Book Review of 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People'

801 Words Feb 7th, 2018 3 Pages
He defines these habits as the intersection of knowledge, skill and desire. Covey sees the development of these habits as part of an entities progress on a maturity continuum from dependence to independence to interdependence (Covey, p. 49). As a part of this journey Covey asserts that there are principles that govern human effectiveness, natural laws that cannot be broken. One of these principles is that one must grow and change, not only physically, but emotionally, in relationships, and in character. Covey also points out that many times "the way we see the problem is the problem" (p. 40). Often one is looking externally for solutions that can only be found within. The seven habits Covey advances are designed to affect a principle centered, character based, inside out approach to personal and interpersonal effectiveness.
Mitch Albom, in his book Tuesdays With Morrie (1997) explores some of these same issues of personal growth in the context of lessons learned from conversations with his favorite college professor, Morrie Schwartz, who is terminally ill, afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle…
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