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Are The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People the right soft skills for project managers?

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is book written by Stephen Covey
Presents an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls "true north" principles based on a character ethic that he presents as universal and timeless
Will the practice of these habits be the right soft skills for project managers?
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The 7 Habits is one of the first workshops I ever attended. I was sent by the first company I worked for. It was, for me a profound paradigm shift in the way I saw things. I've used the principles I learned in that workshop ever since. I've come full circle as the company I work for now offers this to their employees overseas and they are preparing to launch it for North America employees soon. I look forward to the refresher.

Luis -

Covey's 7 habits addresses a number of the soft skills needed for effective PMs, but would likely need to be reinforced with learnings from many other famous authors including Robert Greenleaf, Douglas McGregor, Daniel Pink, Kim Scott and others...

My opinion may be worth no merit to this discussion as compared to the individuals in this discussion my credentials, and overall experience is tremendously off par. However, with my experience with books, How to Win Friends & Influence People, and 7 effective habits have been life changing for me, with regards to dealing with people in everyday life, and transitioning from my old scripts and paradigms to a completely rejuvenated way of interacting with people, and external forces.

Definitely 7 habits of very effective people is one of the great book every PM should have for improvement of their soft skills, among the many other great books. I agree with Kiron & Gori!!

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