Albert Einstein once said, "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." By understanding what Einstein observed, we come to realize that the problems created are less likely to be solved on "the superficial level they once were created." With this in mind, Stephen Covey initiates us to a new level of comprehension of life and a deeper way of thinking. He introduces us to the world of paradigms and the inside-out process, where we use a whole new approach to some of life's toughest problems. This new level of thinking and approach to problem solving is what Stephen Covey's book is all about.
Whether it may deal with one's personal or professional life, Stephen Covey's creation of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People has greatly influenced the lives of many individuals. With the incorporation of one's life with the Seven Habits, one can greatly exert their effectiveness in various ways.
As a parent, one can better understand the ordeals of his children -- through active listening and sincere involvement. As a manager, one is able to understand his employees by focusing on their needs and seeing the "way to success" in a different light. Both their leadership skills and the way they perceive life have much effect on the future of these individuals.
As I take the role of junior manager, it became clear that being in such position did not mean more power, but instead, it meant more responsibility towards the company and the employees that are under my leadership. In using the Seven Habits, I can demonstrate to my employees and subordinates that there is a better way of doing things we often thought were very difficult to do. Regardless of...