The Book Club You Never Knew you Needed

I often reference books and concepts that other authors have lined out so clearly, in my coaching. I've referred hundreds of books in my career. I figured if I'm spending all this time reading... Why not share the benefits with others?

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The Objective

Bi-weekly I'll post about a new book. I'll give you the low-down and all the takeaways. Think "cliffs notes" but better. You'll get the resource without the time commitment.

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The Books

Table of Contents

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Book 2 - TBD
  • Book 3 - TBD

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey

There are millions of books published every year. Most of these go unnoticed, largely unread and having limited impact on the world. Then, every once in a great while, there is a book that meets the marketplace with just the right message, delivered in the right way at the right time. One such book has been the enduring classic Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.

Released in 1990, Covey's book offered the marketplace a brilliantly sequenced and commonly delivered series of habits that have been universally embraced by the most successful individuals, families, and organizations throughout time. The ideas weren't new, but the character ethic promoted had to a large degree been supplanted by more of a personality ethic that implied it wasn't as important to focus on who you were as it was to focus on who others perceived you to be. Covey effectively argued that by focusing and developing our character in certain areas, that "success" would enter our lives as a natural reflection of who we were being in the world. Then, having made that bold claim, embarked on describing the areas of focus where his research had informed him that our efforts would yield great results.

 

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