The Definitive eBook edition of the book, which has sold 25 million copies!
Includes forewords by Stephen R. Covey, Jim Collins, and Covey’s children.
“Every so often a book comes along that not only alters the lives of readers but leaves
an imprint on the culture itself. The 7 Habits is one of those books.” —Daniel Pink,
author of Drive and To Sell is Human
Named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century by Forbes, The 7
Habits of Highly Effective People has sold over 25 million copies worldwide in over 40
languages since its first publication in 1989. It quickly became a permanent part of the
cultural lexicon and continues to help millions of readers become more effective in both
their personal and professional lives.
This is one of the rare books that has influenced presidents, CEOs, educators, and
individuals all over the world not only to improve their businesses and careers but to
live with integrity, service, dignity, and success in all areas of life. It has had an
undeniable impact for three decades—and will no doubt continue to be influential for
This first eBook edition was published in 2009 and has consistently been a top seller
This book asks the fundamental question, how do we as individuals (and organizations), not only survive but thrive amid tremendous change? More, why are our efforts to improve continuing to fail despite the millions of dollars we spend in time, capital, and human effort every year? How do we combat all of this by unleashing the full measure of our creativity, talent, and energy in the midst of this pressure? Is it realistic to believe that we can find balance in our personal life, family life, and professional life?
Author Stephen R. Covey shows that the answer to these concerns is Principle-Centered Leadership; a long-term, inside-out approach to developing people and organizations. Covey tells that the key to dealing with the challenges that we face today is the recognition of a principle-centered core within not only each of us, but within our organizations. Covey offers insights and guidelines that demonstrate how we can apply these principles both at work and at home which will lead not only to an increase in our productivity and the quality of our work, but also to a new appreciation of the importance of establishing more personal and professional relationships as we strive to enjoy a more balance, more rewarding and ultimately more effective life.