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First published in 1989, a time when personality development was seldom a topic of discussion, The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People (Marathi) equates the success rate of an individual with both personality and character ethics. Covey argues that a society driven by notions of individual development would not bear fruits in the long run. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People (Marathi) augments that ideology and focuses on teamwork rather than self-centred development.
The first 3 habits, Be Proactive, Begin With The End In Mind, and Put First Things First, envelope the art of self-mastery. These habits encourage independence, which can in turn help one understand oneself better. The next 3 habits, Think Win-Win, Seek First To Understand, and Synergize, focus on interdependence. The final habit, Sharpen The Saw, focuses on the renewal of one’s energy, resources, and health. It advocates reading for one’s mental renewal and exercise for one’s physical renewal.
It is in this book that Covey coined the term ‘abundance mentality’. This term conveys that an individual has sufficient amount of resources and success to share with a larger group of people. This is in contrast with the idea of the ‘scarcity mindset’, which considers someone else’s success as one’s loss. Covey contends that ‘abundance mentality’ can be inculcated in the business model of organizations as well.
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People (Marathi) has sold more than 25 million copies and has been translated into 38 languages. It has also found fans in the likes of President Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton upon reading the book invited Covey to Camp David to seek his advice on incorporating the ideas of the book into his presidency.
About Stephen R. Covey
Stephen R. Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American author and educator well known for his books on personality development.
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People is his most popular book till date. The other books authored by him are Principle-Centered Leadership, First Things First, The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Families, and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness To Greatness.
Covey is highly regarded for his writing style as he presents his ideas in a simple and linear fashion allowing the reader to understand the book with ease.
An alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Business School, Covey also had a keen interest in Religious Education and earned the Doctor of Religious Education (DRE) from Brigham Young University. Occasionally, while pursuing his MBA at Harvard, Covey would preach at Boston Common.