Book review : The 7 habits Highly Effective People - Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Book review and summary of “The 7 habits of Highly Effective People”

Introduction

Part 1 : Perspectives and principles

The perspectives of the 7 philosophies

The power of philosophy

The principle of growth and change

The problem is how we approach the problem

The power of repetition

Continued growth

Definition of efficiency

Part 2: Private victory

Habit 1: Be proactive

Definition of proactivity

Take the initiative

Listen to your own language

Circle of concerns. Circle of influence

  • The climate,
  • The conditions,
  • And the behavior of others…
  • Our attitude,
  • Our actions,
  • And our work…

Habit 2: Keep the final goal in mind

  1. Habit 1: You are responsible for your life.
  2. Habit 2: You can create your life.

Personal mission

Write your personal mission

Set out roles and objectives

Habit 3: get your priorities right

Time matrix

Quadrant 4 is the place for leisure and pleasure. The place of idle people!

  • Coherence, harmony, unity between vision, roles, objectives, and priorities.
  • Balance in all aspects of life (health, family, profession…).
  • Programming priorities and not ownership of the programs.

Know when to say No

Quadrant 2 Management

  • The identification of roles that require a regular investment of time and energy: family, profession, leisure time…
  • Decide what you want to achieve each week and the goals, in relation to the points above.
  • Schedule the week’s activities based on the first two steps, but don’t lose sight of the target you wish to reach (the vision).
  • Daily adaptation: manage unforeseen events, reschedule appointments, make the most of unforeseen situations….

Efficiency or effectiveness?

Delegation

Part 3: Public triumph

The paradigm of interdependence

Emotional feelings

Large deposits

Relationship problems are opportunities

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

  • Personal integrity.
  • Maturity: the balance between personal courage (personal) and consideration of others.
  • Plenty for everyone: there is no shortage of resources and there is enough for everyone. It creates opportunities for more sharing, collaboration, creativity, and participation.

Habit 5: First try to understand and then to be understood.

Know how to listen with the aim to understand. That is what makes the difference.

Habit 6: Live in synergy

Synergy is the embodiment of the spirit of abundance.

Synergetic communication

Negative synergy

Evaluate the differences

Habit 7: Re-address the balance

The physical aspect

The spiritual aspect

The mental aspect

The social/emotional aspect

Book critique of “The 7 Habits of Highly Efficient People”:

Strong Points of The 7 habits of Highly Effective People:

  • The way the book is written is well put together. Simple and pleasant to read.
  • Ideas are clear; the concepts are both profound and straightforward.
  • The implementation of the practices is helped by exercises at the end of each chapter.
  • The book shows its merits compared to those that offer quick and unlikely answers. He advocates long-term work.

Weak Points of The 7 habits of Highly Effective People:

  • The order of the contents could be better.
  • The same ideas are repeated a number of times.
  • Bulky book.
  • Needs to be read more than once.

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Olivier Roland has been an entrepreneur since the age of 19. He is currently a blogger, globe-trotter and YouTuber with over 250,000 fans.

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Olivier Roland

Olivier Roland

Olivier Roland has been an entrepreneur since the age of 19. He is currently a blogger, globe-trotter and YouTuber with over 250,000 fans.

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