This was written a long time ago now. I've relistened to it this summer. It is too long and it is definitely dated for today's readers. Great content, but needs revision.
Stephen's son, Sean, wrote The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens much more recently and updated it a year or two ago. It is far better in that it is concise, explains the concepts clearly, and does not take forever and a day to get through. I've used the Teen book with over 1,000 teens in high school and am now using his 7 Habits for Happy Kids with 3rd graders. I'm using a combo of Kids and Teens since Kids by itself is not nearly in depth enough. I'm able to use most of the Teens book, just skipping the parts about dating and sex. Otherwise, most of the examples and explanations work for them as well as teens and adults.
Stephen's book is the beginning. But, it is far too long, does too much repetition. Sean should re-edit it for today's audiences.
Do yourself a big favor and get the Teen's book and its companion workbook. I love long audiobooks, but not ones that are repetitious. Great concepts that we should all be using every day of our lives. Teens tells it more for today's audiences of most ages.
A powerful read. No gimmicks or cheap tricks, no false promises. A practical and meaningful text, written well and full of rich material. Will be reading a second or third time (maybe more)!
This book is powerful. and yes it is a long book, but listen to it step by step.. keep it on hand for reference and listen to the habits again and again and understand them..
I think this book will hit home with any one and everyone, it has very good real life examples.
I was so impressed I went out and bought 3 copies for myself and my staff. And I've called so many other person to tell them about it. I will be listening to it again.
I gave this book 5 stars because it has completely taught be a lot about interdependence which I had no clue in detail what it was before hand. I believed in independence but this book has changed my way of thinking in relationships of all kind, time management, priority management. I could go on about the book but all the way through it was extremely informative.
Many insightful and important principles that require deep thought an dedicated application. Surely we could all do better in this area and strive for continual improvement in life.