The Habits Of Highly Effective People

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7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Covey, Stephen R.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989

Andrew R. Sweeney
Psychology of Adjustment

Introduction
I work full-time at Dollywood, and attend Walters State, soon to graduate with an Associates in Psychology. I already have a Bachelors Degree in Physics & Mathematics from Carson-Newman University and have recently been admitted to ETSU in the Fall and will enter a Masters program in Mathematical Sciences. At ETSU I will work as a Graduate Assistant and take a full course load. I feel like managing my time is one of the harder things for me to do. I seem to always be pressed for time. The reason I chose to report on this book was because based upon the title I thought for sure this book would be all about time management. I was wrong.
Summary of the Book
What is success? What makes a person effective? How do our perceptions affect our world view? Will changing my perceptions make a difference in my attitude toward success? Successful people will always hold these questions in tension as they strive to higher levels of effectiveness and the tension between “concerns” and “influence”. Personal effectiveness is much more than learning a few techniques or using the right advisors or self help program.
The book moves us toward independence and self improvement in Habits 1-3; teamwork, interdependence and learning how to get our ideas across in Habits 4-6. Lastly, Habit 7 looks at being a lifelong…
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