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The international best seller ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’ is the Dr. Stephen Covey’s first and most influential book published in 1989. The book describes powerful ideas that became bases for his another best seller Principle Centered Leadership and provided a wide range of resources for the empowerment of individuals, organizations, businesses and entrepreneurships. The book has record breaking sale of its own kind where reportedly over 15 million copies in nearly 36 languages are sold worldwide since its first publication in 1989 not including over one million of its audio version. The underlying idea of the book proclaims that values govern people's behavior, but principles ultimately determine the consequences. The book is a treasure of promising habits‡ for improving personal and professional management and forming productive relationships at work place and around. The reviewer agrees with the author believes that integration of 7 Habits in sequential order would help in personality development in such a way that could end up at personal effectiveness moving from the state of dependence to independence and * Dr Qadar Bakhsh Baloch, Department of Management Sciences, Islamia College University, Peshawar, Pakistan. E-mail: qbuzdar@yahoo.com † Muhammad Imran Ullah Khan, Abasyn University, Peshawar. E-mail: chancellor@abasyn.edu.pk ‡ . The habit is defined as the “intersection of knowledge, skill, and desire” and an effective habit as an “internalized principle and pattern of behavior” (p.47). The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences. Vol.3 No.2 ,Dr.Qadar Bakhsh Baloch, Muhammad Imran Ullah Khan 276 then interdependence. The book is organized in to this book into four parts as follows:  Part-I titled as Paradigms and Principles presents a brief overview of the Seven Habits and sets stage for the subsequent debate on the proposed seven habits.  Part-II titled as Private Victory presents first three habits defining three sets of principles; principles of personal vision, personal leadership and personal management. Skillful use of these three habits can take a person from dependence to independence, or self-reliant mode.  Part-III under the heading of Public Victory and Renewal groups three habits (habit 4 to habit 6) emphasizing paradigms of interdependence. According to Covey this paradigms of interdependence is centered along principles of interpersonal leadership, emphatic communication, and principles of creative cooperation.  Part-IV explains habit number seven that describes principles of balanced self-renewal.

Dr Qadar Bakhsh Baloch, Muhammad Imran Ullah Khan. (2010) Book Review The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences, Volume-03, Issue-2.
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