The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People 25th Anniversary Edition, Authored By Stephen Covey, Launches

  The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People 25th Anniversary Edition, Authored
  By Stephen Covey, Launches

Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Profound Results in Leadership Effectiveness
                              With The 7 Habits

                           Foreword by Jim Collins
           Author of Good to Great and co-author of Great by Choice

  “…No person lasts forever, but books and ideas can endure. When you engage
                              with these pages,
you will be engaging with Stephen Covey at the peak of his powers…His life is
                                  done, but
his work is not. It continues, right here in this book, as alive today as when
                              first written. The
7 Habits of Highly Effective People  is twenty-five years young, off to a very
                                 strong start
               indeed.” --Jim Collins, Foreword of The 7 Habits

Business Wire

NEW YORK & SALT LAKE CITY -- January 22, 2014

Simon & Schuster, in partnership with Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE:FC), today
announced the launch of a special 25^th anniversary edition of THE 7 HABITS OF
HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE, authored by Stephen Covey. Available in both
hardcover ($30.00) and trade paperback ($17.00) formats, the special edition
features new material, including a Foreword by Good to Great  author Jim
Collins; “A Covey Family Tribute to a Highly Effective Father;” and “A Final
Interview with Stephen Covey.”

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 25th Anniversary Edition (Photo:
Business Wire)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 25th Anniversary Edition (Photo:
Business Wire)

THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE, authored by Stephen Covey, is
considered one of the most profound and impactful books ever written on
personal effectiveness, leadership development and change, having guided
generations of readers for the last 25 years.

Presidents and CEOs all over the world have kept The 7 Habits book on their
desks. Companies have required all of their employees to read it and implement
it in the workplace. Educators and students have studied and applied it to
transform schools. And, parents and families have drawn from it to improve
relationships at home. Legions of leaders and individuals of all ages and
occupations have accessed its principles, paradigms and processes to
consistently achieve extraordinary results.

More than 25 million copies of THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE have
been sold in 40 languages—“one of the bestselling books of all time,”
according to Fortune. It was named the “most influential book of the 20^th
century,” by Chief Executive magazine and “one of the top 10 most influential
management books ever, by Forbes.

“There had been hundreds of years of accumulated wisdom about personal
effectiveness...but it was never assembled into one coherent, user-friendly
framework,” writes Jim Collins in the Foreword, author of the bestseller, Good
to Great, in the foreword. “Stephen Covey created a standard operating system
– the “Windows®” – for personal effectiveness and he made it easy to use….He
did for personal effectiveness…what the graphical user interface did for
personal computers….Stephen Covey focused on timeless principles, not on mere
techniques or momentary fads. He wrote primarily about building character, not
about ‘achieving success’ – and thereby helped people become not just more
effective individuals, but better leaders….Great leadership begins first with
character – that leadership is primarily a function of who you are, for this
is the foundation for everything you do. How do you build leaders? You first
build character. And that is why I see the 7 Habits as not just about personal
effectiveness, but about leadership development.”

In THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE, Stephen Covey presents a holistic,
integrated approach for accessing timeless principles. It is a revolutionary
guidebook to achieving peace of mind within and building trust without by
seeking the roots of human behavior in character and by learning principles
rather than merely practices.

With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Stephen Covey reveals how our
actions stem from who we are and offers a structured process for living with
fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity -- principles that give us the
security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the
opportunities that change creates.

Stephen Covey wrote in The 7 Habits book, “The world has changed dramatically
since The 7 Habits book was first published 25 years ago. Life is more
complex, more stressful, and even more demanding. Our problems and pain are
universal and increasing and we face challenges and problems in our lives, our
families and our organizations unimagined even one and two decades ago. These
challenges are not only of a new order of magnitude, they are all-together
different in kind. The greater the change and more difficult our challenges,
the more relevant the 7 Habits become. The solutions to our problems are and
always will be based upon universal, timeless, self-evident principles common
to every enduring, prospering society throughout history.”

Millions of people and thousands of Franklin Covey clients throughout the
world have personally experienced Stephen Covey's 7 Habits, which have stood
the test of time and will continue to do so in the future:


Habit 1: Be Proactive.People are responsible for their own choices and have
the freedom to choose based on principles and values rather than on moods or
conditions. They are able to develop and use their four unique human
gifts—self-awareness, conscience, imagination and independent will—and take an
inside-out approach to creating change. They choose not to be victims, to be
reactive or to blame others.

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind.Highly effective people shape their own
future by creating a mental vision and purpose for their life, their week or
day and for any project, large or small. They don’t just live day to day
without a clear purpose in mind.

Habit 3: Put First Things First.Highly effective people live and make
decisions with a clear sense of what is most important. They organize and
execute around their most important priorities as may be expressed in their
personal, family and organizational mission statements. They are driven
primarily by purpose, not by the agendas and forces surrounding them.

Habit 4: Think Win-Win.Highly effective people think in terms of mutual
benefit. They foster support and mutual respect. They think
interdependently—“we,” not “me”—and develop win-win agreements. They don’t
think selfishly (win-lose) or like a martyr (lose-win).

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood.Seek first to listen
with the intent to understand the thoughts and feelings of others, then seek
to effectively communicate your own thoughts and feelings. Through
understanding, highly effective people build deep relationships of trust and
love. They give helpful feedback. They don’t withhold feedback, nor do they
seek first to be understood.

Habit 6: Synergize. Highly effective people focus on their strengths and
celebrate and thrive on the strengths of others so that by respecting and
valuing others’ differences, the whole becomes greater than the sum of the
parts. They develop with others third-alternative solutions to problems that
are better than what any one person would on their own. They don’t go for
compromise (1 + 1 = 1½) or merely cooperation (1 + 1 = 2) but creative
cooperation (1 + 1 = 3 or more).

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw.Highly effective people increase their effectiveness
by renewing themselves regularly in the four areas of life: body (physical),
mind (mental), heart (social/emotional), and spirit (spiritual—service,
meaning and contribution).

Stephen Covey said, “As you commence reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective
People, I promise you an exciting learning adventure. Share with your loved
ones and those with whom you work what you are learning. And, most important,
start applying what you are learning. Remember, to learn and not to do is
really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.”

About the author

Recognized as one of TIME magazine’s twenty-five most influential Americans,
Stephen Covey was an internationally respected leadership authority, family
expert, teacher, organizational consultant and author. His books have sold
more than 25 million copies in 40 languages and The 7 Habits of Highly
Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the
Twentieth Century. After receiving an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate degree
from Brigham Young University, he became the cofounder and vice chairman of
Franklin Covey Co., a global performance improvement company. Stephen Covey
passed away on July 16, 2012. His legacy to the world is Principle-Centered
Leadership and his many contributions will live on through the principles he
loved, taught and espoused.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For Media Interviews With Stephen M. R. Covey and Sean Covey,
both sons of Stephen Covey, please see media contacts above.

Title:             THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE: Powerful Lessons
                    in Personal Change
                   25^th Anniversary Edition
Author:             Stephen R. Covey
Publication Date:   November 19, 2013
Pages:              432
Price:              $30.00 hardcover
                    $17.00 trade paperback
ISBN:               978-1-4767-4005-8 hardcover
                    978-1-4516-3961-2 trade paperback

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