A giant in the time management/self-help field has passed. Stephen Covey died on July 16, 2012 due to complications from a fall from his bike. He was 79. Covey’s 1989 book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” was named by Forbes magazine has one of the top 10 business management books ever. His book focused on setting priorities and determining how to conduct your day.
Mr. Covey was baffled by his success. He said he was simply telling people what he thought they already knew: the efficacy of good behavior. All people had to do, he said, was form habits out of their best instincts.
His seven habits are:
1. Be proactive
2. Begin with the end in mind
3. Put first things first
4. Think win-win
5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
7. Sharpen the saw; that is, undergo frequent self-renewal
If you could add an eighth habit, what would it be?