The Soft Skills Challenge


Stephen R. Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People became one of the most important, influential, and bestselling books in history with more than 20 million copies sold (Covey 1989). This book is based on research that defines the journey to effectiveness in seven easy-to-understand habits:

1.   Be proactive.

2.   Begin with the end in mind.

3.   Put first things first.

4.   Think win-win.

5.   Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

6.   Synergize.

7.   Sharpen the saw.

Covey built a business around the book to support the implementation of the seven habits, and, eventually, the company evolved into the FranklinCovey Company. Although Covey expected widespread ...

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