Best Gurus

They offer life-changing advice to get you moving in the right direction.

from Reader's Digest Magazine | May 2004

Stephen Covey‘s bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, offers life-changing advice, says Christine B. Whelan, whose doctoral thesis on self-help books pegs Covey’s work as the tops. His directives are tough: Do what’s important, not urgent. Seek win-win solutions, not conflict. Renew yourself through meditation or prayer. “None of Covey’s advice is new,” says Whelan, “but we all need to be reminded of enduring principles like fairness and integrity.” Looking for a quicker fix? Tune in to Dr. Phil weekdays. His get-real credo of personal responsibility often feels like a kick in the backside — but sometimes that’s all you really need.

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