A Review of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”


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Essay #: 071264
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A book review of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People"
The following paper is a review of Stephen Covey’s text, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The paper will briefly outline some of the major themes and concepts housed in the text and will also look at the key theoretical issues and the strengths/weaknesses of the work; a final brief section will review this writer’s own view of the book and its merits. In the end, the book is heartfelt and potentially difficult concepts are broken down readily; the reader has no trouble understanding it. However, the book is marred by Covey’s determination to recount his own life history and experiences rather than offering us tangible, empirical data that supports his claims. It is...
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.....and he writes with passion and conviction; he also offers many insights into how we can become better human beings. Because of the absence of quantitative data, I cannot call it a perfect book – but it is definitely an educational one.
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