The world has changed dramatically since The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peoplewas first published in 1989. Life is more complex, more stressful, more demanding. We have transitioned from the Industrial Age to the Information/Knowledge Worker Age –– with profound consequences.We face challenges and problems
in our personal lives, our families and our organizations unimagined even one or two decades ago.
These sweeping changes in society and rumbling shifts in the digitized global marketplace give rise to a very important question:“Are the 7 Habits still relevanttoday?” And, for that matter, “Will they be relevant 10, 20, 50, 100 years from now?” Stephen R. Covey’s answer:The greater the change and more difficult our challenges, the more relevant the habits become.
How you apply a principle will vary greatly and will be determined by your unique strengths, talents and creativity, but ultimately, success in any endeavor is always derived from acting in harmony with the principles to which the success is tied.
Through insight and practical exercises, Covey presents a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service and human dignity — principles that give you the security to adapt to change, and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.