This is the tenth in a series of columns on how Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989) apply to information professionals. If you have just joined us in this, I encourage you to read the previous nine columns of this series at

We start this mid-point year of the first decade of the third millennium focusing on the seventh of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Information Professionals, begun last January. However, this is not a conclusion, but rather a continuation of our journey to become more effective in accomplishing our respective goals, to add more value to our customers, to be more effective agents of change and to better be able to bring our organizations into the realized information age.

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