Stephen Covey, author of my all-time favorite book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” was asked how he’d summarize his book.
To this, he said – “You can summarize the first 3 habits with the expression “Make and keep a promise.” And you can pretty well summarize the next three habits with the expression “involve others in the problem and work out the solution together.”
I was struck less by the wisdom and simplicity of this synthesis. I think the book is far too deep for a simple 2 sentence summary. But I appreciated the availability of the two-sentence summary.
A good reminder to have this ready for all our projects.