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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Course Overview

“Do I need to have a personal mission statement? What is the essence of the win-win approach?” As a licensed professional, you ought to ask yourself these questions at least once in your life. This course will help you to recognize the importance of identifying your personal values in your mission statement and of acquiring the habits of thinking about the creative cooperation in your interpersonal life. The course is based entirely on a book entitled The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, which is still on the bestseller lists, 20 years after it was first published. This book conveys a principle-centered, character-based, inside-out approach to personal and interpersonal effectiveness. Covey’s discussion on the importance of honesty, integrity, courage, and self-renewal provides an empowering philosophy for life that is also the best guarantee of enduring happyness and long-term success.

The course has a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student will learn:

Intended Audience

This course is designed for engineers, architects, land surveyors, entrepreneurs, project leaders, business managers who wish to further their personal and interpersonal development in a way that produces long-term success.

Course Content

In this course, you are required to study the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, which is available in your local library or from We also have a few copies left (used) if you happen to need one (Please call 703-988-0088 if you need a copy. It may take up to 14 days to be delivered). You may be able to find an electronic version from e-bookstores on the Internet if time is of essence (enter search phrase "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People PDF" in Google).

For your convenience, we have provided a complete summary of the book in the quiz section of the course in addition to a few related links below.

Course Summary

This course is based on Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which contains a gold mine of solid ideas and advice for improving personal and professional effectiveness and leadership. The author discusses both the private and public victories as well as the balanced self-renewal. Throughout the book, the author illustrates his points with anecdotes from personal experience and quotes from leaders of the business world, which helps readers recognize the importance and benefits of continuous personal and professional development.

Related Links

For additional information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

Seven Habits Condensed Summaries
QuickRead: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
YouTube: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (video)


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.