“7 Habits Of Highly Effective People” author Stephen R. Covey sadly died early today at 79 years old. I’d always been a big fan of “how to” books, but “7 Habits” was only the second really powerful personal development book I read and it made a profound difference to my life. I was drawn to it by the down-to-earth title (I was a real cynic in those days!) and one thing was for sure, back then in 1998 I certainly needed to become more effective! I can honestly tell you that just grasping and implementing Habit #1 changed my life for ever.