Just heard that Stephen Covey passed way today at 79. He was the author of many books, but two that I feel are must reads for anyone really but all leaders for sure: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit.
The 7 Habits are:
- Be proactive
- Begin with the end in mind
- Put first things first
- Think Win/Win
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood
- Sharpen the saw
As a student leader at Moody we read the 7 Habits together and it was incredibly impacting, becoming one of my all-time favorites. Even typing them out I want to go back and again reread the book.
If you've never read these books just go to Amazon and get them NOW!
This is a video clip of Stephen Covey teaching on "Do the Big Rocks first" - a concept from the Put First Things First habit. One of my favorites: