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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The number of books offering tips and ideas for improving business operations or how to be a better leader seems endless. One of the best business books in the industry and a staple of many an MBA program is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey. First published in 1989, it has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide.

Take a look at the infographic below that highlights some of the key points in the book.

Number one on his list of seven is to be proactive, focusing on the things you can influence, such as mood, personal health, habits, choice of work, personal income and the work/life balance. As for things that are outside of your control, Covey says to accept these and learn to live with them.

In addition, Covey says to start with the end in mind by creating your own personal mission statement. This includes answering questions such as

  • What do you want to be like? (which attests to your character)
  • What do you want to do? (which speaks to your contributions and achievements)
  • What are your principles and values? (which creates the foundation for your actions)

If you aren’t sure how to answer these questions or are at a personal or professional crossroads, an MBA program could be the catalyst that helps your refocus.

Finally, listed as number seven, Covey says to ‘sharpen the saw’, focusing on your physical, spiritual, mental and social/emotional renewals and maintaining a balance between your desired results and your resources and means.

Check out the infographic below for the other items in Covey’s list of seven.


Located in the metro Washington, D.C., area, George Mason’s MBA Program, prepares the next generation of business leaders through a rigorous, stimulating business and management curriculum based on a global perspective, industry demand, and leadership. It prepares MBA graduates with the skills they need to pursue the careers they want.

Mason’s MBA program is ranked #53 on the “Best Part-time MBA” list by U. S. News & World Report. Dedicated career services staff offers personalized career consulting services to students during the MBA program and alumni after graduation.

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7 habits highly effective people

Source: Smart Reading

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