Simply great. Other reviewers complained about it being too long. I disagree. It's like spending time with a wise elder, the material is so rich.
The audiobook is packed full of wisdom, compassion and practical advice. The kind of book I will turn to again and again. I truly feel that Covey's book is the highwater mark for self-development. I understand now why his words have become part of the American vernacular.
His voice conveys a lot about the depth of his feeling, insight and experience.
Yes, this is the my second time. my first i read the book. Because it is the kind of book that you will have to visit again after a change in your life ether at work, home or with friends.
Start with the end in mindListen first
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yes there was many the made me remember some things that i could have handed better
If i was a CEO of an organization which i hope to be soon i would recommend that all employees read it. their was only two chapters that had one or two one second glitch.
Listening to Stephen Covey narrarate it himself was like being in his classroom hearing his lecture!
Stephen's crown jewel in Human interaction - how to create effectiveness in both your professional and personal life.
He did it.
The story of the man on the train and the major paradigm shift that Stephen had when realized the reason for the mans lack of attentiveness to his children.
sure - because it is relevant to successful living.
This book is unique.
It is easy to listen to audio book using ipod while exercising or walking.
Think win win is an important concept that all of us could benefit from.
I am an admirer of Dr Steven Covey - he is my leadership development coach. I was sorry to hear of his recent passing away.
The context is very thought provoking and caused me to look inward to find some of life's solutions. It was very well done and I enjoyed it greatly.
I am not really sure how to compare this to another as I have not read/or listened to anything of this nature.
So far I really like listening to books in which the actual author reads the text. It seems that he knows just where to put the emphasis; and where to pause for impact.
Don't let your situation define you.
I think I would have preferred a professional reader. Covey has a bit of a pronunciation problem.
I felt like the examples of the 7 habits were overdone and repetitious. One hour per habit and maybe an extra hour for the intro and conclusion would have been sufficient. Thirteen hours was redundant.
Natural, down-home, and simple
It is a good book with excellent and still relevant ideas but there are a lot of common sense points where I don't think most people would need such a voluminous description.
When I picked this book up again in July 2012 I recalled that I had read portions of this book many years ago but failed to recall anything. I think it must have been one of the best decisions I made when picking up a book.
Steven Covey follows a very systematic path in introducing the books fundamental concepts. The distinction between character ethics and personality ethics followed by a description of what naturally aligned principles are makes perfect sense. The topic on private victories and its need to precede public victories made perfect sense.
I found the topics to be extremely relevant to what I was experiencing on a daily basis in my professional and personal life. Infact it turned out to be so engrossing that I re-read the first half of the book again (upto the 3 private victories) after the first pass was over.
I think ones ability to absorb stuff from this book is directly proportional to ones maturity & development level. I think this is one of the those books which one ought to revisit every once in a a while to refresh and relearn.
In summary this is a great book and would highly recommend it
Yes.I read the book several times.and after listening to the audio i'm still learning. Powerful stuff.
I had just finished this a few days before hearing of Dr Covey's death on July 16, 2012. Broke my heart and I felt cheated (selfishly) because I didn't get a chance to follow his tweets, take one of his courses, go to one of his lectures, here him speak... I was so glad that he read this book himself.
You will feel like your sitting on the floor looking up at someone who has much wisdom to offer. You will also find this book is so deep that you will need to read it several times to grasp the gold inside. I am amazed at how I just simply think about things differently and how my perception changed from things that now seem like "of course" I should have known that.
Please put this at the top of your list, this is a MUST READ for any human alive and kicking. There is also one for Teens and Children. I wish I had read this as a kid and a teen and now as an adult, it would be my 3rd dose at least and wow, how powerful would that have been.
7 Habits are so Powerful, Common Sense and yet deep deep. I am changed and better for reading this book, I believe.
No, but I certainly will now.
I laughed and cried several times through out the book
My prayers are with Dr Covey's family and friends. Thank you for using your life to bless mine and millions of others.