The business book landscape shifts like the changing of the tide. However, high above the ebb and flow of trends and concepts a single book has radiated its light over the landscape for the past quarter-century. Scan any executive’s bookshelf and there is a high-percentage possibility that you will find a copy of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by the late Stephen R. Covey, Ph.D.
The 7 Habits has crossed every boundary that normally confines a philosophy. The book has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold millions of copies and spawned an entire industry devoted to helping people find fulfillment.
While thousands of authors have attempted to crack the code with which Covey succeeded in The 7 Habits, no other work has equaled the book’s scope. When asked about why his book was able to gain acceptance even in regions that have deeply entrenched cultural differences, Covey remarked, “You recognize these principles because they are common to every society that prospers and endures.” As the book celebrates its 25th anniversary, Covey’s ideas show an equal level of endurance.
In a video introduction for a course on the principles behind the 7 Habits, Covey said the following, “Everyone chooses one of two roads in life, whether they’re young or old, rich or poor, men and women alike, one road is the broad, well-traveled road to mediocrity, the other [is] the road to greatness and meaning.”
What led Covey down his own road to greatness and meaning? This Thursday, November 14, Soundview will offer you the unique opportunity to find out. Greg Lini, Dr. Covey’s long-time business partner will be the guest on a special edition of Soundview Live. Over the course of an hour, Link will discuss why The 7 Habits remains relevant to today’s leaders, the inside story of the development of the book and which of the 7 Habits Covey found the most personally challenging.
Join Soundview and the world in this special tribute to the author of the book that Forbes, Chief Executive, Time and other publications refer to as one of the most important business books of all time.