by Margie Warrell A friend recently shared with me how her husband fell into yearlong depression after he was laid off from his finance job during the global economic meltdown in late 2008. He'd worked hard all his life, thrived on the pressures and challenges of his work, and enjoyed the money he earned. Becoming ...
Part of the series Breaking Through Career Inertia Each year, I hear from hundreds of people who dream of building rewarding, successful careers that make them feel proud and alive. To their credit, they attempt to do a ton of self-development work – reading books, taking a workshop or two, watching inspiring TED Talks, but try as they might, they can’t seem to sustain progress on their own. As a result, they fall off the “career change wagon” (just as so many fail at their plans for exercise, weight loss, meditation, etc.).
The book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has sold over 15 million copies since it was first published in 1989, teaching people all over the world how to live happier, more successful, and more satisfying lives.
A few months ago, I was drinking a Noah's Mill whiskey with my good buddy Brian Balfour and talking about life. During the conversation we got on the topic of books that changed our lives. I want to share them with you.
ByEddie Herring:In 1989 Dr. Stephen R. Covey published a book titled The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The book was a best seller and became one of the top leadership books of all time. At the time I was in a managerial role in the company for which I worked and read it from the perspective of becoming a better manager and utilizing it in my profession.
If you were to rewrite the seven habits of highly effective leaders today what would you say? As social business becomes more important and social media more pervasive, leaders need to adapt. In fact leaders need to learn fast. Here are the six new habits.
Saving money for a specific near-term goal, say a dream vacation or a home, can be easy. You know what you want, you know about how much you need, and you know when you need it. Becoming a lifelong saver, however, requires a bit more discipline and a commitment to changing spending habits.