Stephen Covey

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Stephen R. Covey (1932-2012) was the author of the best selling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and other management and business titles. He earned an MBA at Harvard and a doctorate in Mormon Church History and Doctrine from Brigham Young University.

The 7 Habits of Successful People
Habit 1 - Be proactive Private Victory
Habit 2 - Begin with the end in mind
Habit 3 - Put first things first
Habit 4 - Think win-win Public Victory
Habit 5 - Seek first to understand, then to be understood
Habit 6 - Synergize
Habit 7 - Sharpen the saw Renewal

Proactive as defined by Stephen Covey means that you don't just let life happen to you, and don't respond "by instinct" like a dog. [1]

Notes

  1. Broadly what is meant by that is to focus our efforts and attention on the long-term and to think in terms of the long-term consequences of our actions. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
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