Thursday, December 4, 2008

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Personal Workbook and PHR and SPHR Certification Guide

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Personal Workbook

Author: Stephen R Covey

Internationally renowned leadership authority and bestselling author Stephen R. Covey presents a personal hands-on companion to the landmark The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has become a touchstone for individuals, families, and businesses around the world. The overwhelming success of Stephen R. Covey's principle-centered philosophy is a testament to the millions who have benefited from his lessons, and now, with The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Personal Workbook, they can further explore and understand this tried-and-true approach. With the same clarity and assurance Covey's fans have come to appreciate, this individualized workbook teaches readers to fully internalize the 7 Habits through private and thought-provoking exercises, whether they are already familiar with the principles or not. This reference offers solutions to both personal and professional problems by promoting and teaching fairness, integrity, honesty, and dignity. An engaging new companion to a bestselling classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Personal Workbook will help readers set goals, improve relationships, and create a path to life effectiveness.

Table of Contents:


About This Personal Workbook

Part One: Paradigms and Principles



The 7 Habits -- An Overview

Part Two: Private Victory

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Part Three: Public Victory

Let's Take Inventory

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Habit 6: Synergize

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Part four: So What Now?

So What Now?


PHR and SPHR Certification Guide

Author: Raymond B Weinberg

Updated in 2007 to cover the current PHR/SPHR Body of Knowledge, this thorough test-preparation guide is an ideal tool for human resource professionals preparing for certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). This is the only guide prepared by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), the certifying body for these exams. The guide is designed to provide HR professionals with relevant information about the PHR and SPHR Body of Knowledge (also known as the test specifications) on which these exams are based. The guide includes tips for exam preparation including suggested resources, and a practice exam, including answers, rationales for the answers and coding.

Table of Contents:

Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
The PHR and SPHR Certification Guide     1
Human Resource Professionalism     3
HRCI Model of Professional Excellence     3
Human Resource Certification Institute     4
PHR and SPHR Certification     5
PHR and SPHR Recertification     9
The Domestic HR Body of Knowledge     11
Defining the Domestic HR Body of Knowledge     11
PHR and SPHR Test Specifications     13
Resources     24
PHR and SPHR Certification Exams     27
Exam Preparation Methods, Strategies and Resources     29
Test-Taking Skills    &nbs p;36
Sample Test Questions     37
Quick Scoring Key     63
Answers, Rationales and Coding     65
Frequently Asked Questions     95

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