7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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About the 7 Habits Course

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a transformational personal leadership process based on Stephen Covey’s book, considered one of the most impactful books ever written on personal effectiveness, leadership development and change. What differentiates the 7 Habits from other leadership offerings is its inside-out approach to leadership development that is universal, timeless and cross-cultural, which can be applied in both work-life and at home-life. No matter how competent a person you are, you will not have sustained success unless you are able to effectively lead yourself, influence and collaborate with others: and continuously improve and renew your capabilities. The ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ is at the heart of any team, organisational, and personal effectiveness.

Personal Leadership

Proven System for developing leadership based on Timeless Principles of Effectiveness

Character Ethic

Withstand the stresses of life, keep growing and progressing

Emotional Intelligence

Reduce teacher stress by strengthening social and emotional skills


Develop calm, positive and content teachers who can manage frustration

Personal Responsibility

Proven framework for taking responsibility for one's mind-set, actions and results


Choose to respond in ways that are going to lead to productive outcomes

Emotional Wellbeing

Increase teacher performance, productivity, health and retention

Time Matrix

Learn to organise yourself, then focus on what matters most, not what matters least

Seek Mutual Benefit

Start with the mindset that is of abundance and collaborative


Master the skill of working well with others

Empathic Communication

The way to understand, affirm, validate and appreciate others sense of self-worth

Greater Influence

Right intentions with proper skills leads to better relationships

Creative Cooperation

Valuing differences and seeking alternatives that benefit all parties


Achieve the daily private victory by investing in yourself

7 Habits Promise

You will see immediate results even if you only apply one of the habits today

Teach to Learn

Learn highly effective paradigms and practices that create effective results

7 Habits Signature 4.0

Renowned as the world’s premier personal leadership development solution, the new 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Edition 4.0® helps individuals and organisations achieve sustained superior results by focusing on making individuals and leaders more effective. Participants gain hands-on experience, applying timeless principles to unlock greater productivity, improved communication, strengthened relationships, increased influence, and laser-like focus on critical priorities. The course includes over 30 award-winning, inspirational videos that illustrate some of the thinking incorporated in the process.

You will Learn

  • Stress less and achieve more by changing unproductive paradigms holding you back.
  • Define your measures of success for both life and work, then build a plan to achieve them.

  • Forget firefighting; instead prioritise to achieve your most important goals.
  • Learn how to achieve truly innovative and mutually beneficial solutions, even with people holding different viewpoints.

  • Build high-trust relationships to collaborate more effectively.

  • Learn to focus on what you can control and influence, rather than what you can’t.
  • Gain new perspectives that inspires you to improve everything.

  • Learn to live the skills of personal and interpersonal effectiveness to make measurable progress.

What Educators Say

“Before working with the 7 Habits I struggled to prioritise tasks. The Habits, specifically ‘Put First Things First’, has taught me to prioritise tasks that are urgent and important. This has resulted in me being able to return to university part-time to complete my Masters, as I now know the importance of having an order and being organised for the task.”

Miss Murray, Class Teacher, Fair Isle Primary School, Scotland
“Since the 7 habits were introduced at Giles, the staff have commented that children are much more polite and courteous. They say that getting down to the business of education is so much easier because pupils understand expectations, understand why they need to learn and are able to self-regulate and display resilience, working well in teams. In our recent Ofsted, staff said they were proud to work at our school and there were high levels of staff satisfaction. The habits have certainly enabled a powerful cultural shift.”
Heather Davies , Head teacher, Giles Junior School, England
“When people enter the school now, they talk about the calm, nurturing family feel, and the positive ethos it has where everyone feels valued. They encounter the majority of children on task, engaging with confidence in their learning and if there is any conflict, generally speaking, it is resolved through facilitated discussion. Children have the opportunities to develop leadership in a variety of ways, from Cloakroom Leaders to Gardening Leaders to Playground Leaders to a Leader in Languages. The 7 Habits have without doubt been instrumental in all these changes.”
Mrs Rae Walker , Head Teacher, Fair Isle Primary School, Scotland
“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People training course is one of the best professional development training programmes of all time.”
Fortune Magazine
“I attended a seminar where Dr. Stephen Covey taught the 7 Habits to a large audience of adults, mostly corporate leaders. As I looked around the room and saw how engaged everyone was, I couldn’t help but think, “Why wait until people are adults to teach them these skills? Soon afterward we began teaching the 7 Habits at our school, first to staff and then to pupils – even five-year-olds. The influence it has had on our school over the past decade has been amazing. In my 36 years in education, I have never seen anything have such an impact on student achievement, teacher retention, and parent satisfaction. It thrills me that pupils are now learning these same powerful habits in schools across the globe through the Leader in Me.”
Muriel Summers, Head teacher, A.B. Combs Elementary School, America

“The 7 Habits encompasses timeless principles that can help guide any organisation toward success.”

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and author of Delivering Happiness

7 Habits Two-Day Course

  • The two-day course has flexible options of delivery with one-day, half-day, or twilight sessions.
  • Pre-course work consists of the valuable 7 Habits® Assessment— a 360ᵒ self-assessment to assess your individual effectiveness and personal leadership.

  • You will receive a participant guide, 7 Habits skills and practice cards, 7 by 7 contract, talking stick and the newly developed living the 7 habits mobile app.
  • Experience the new video package, case studies and illustrations that move you from taking the 7 habits course to living the 7 habits.

7 Habits Book

The Book

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People book has sold over 30 million copies and is one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written. The wisdom within it has transformed the lives of CEO’s, educators and parents. It is ranked the number one leadership book of all time.

Training Formats

These are tailored programmes for your staff that take place on-site within your school, college, university, or conference facilities.

These public events take place throughout the country and tailored to specific audiences.

Licensing provides the opportunity for you and your team to receive accreditation and the licences to deliver the FranklinCovey programmes yourselves.