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Katherine

Onoway, Alberta, Canada

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  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey
    Overall
    (5736)
    Performance
    (2717)
    Story
    (2715)

    Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant.

    Scott says: "A true guide for life"
    "7 Habits"
    Overall

    Steven Covey's message is as valid now as it was when the book was first published and listening to it on audiobook is great way to refresh those lessons we thought we wouldn't forget after reading it so long ago. My only critque of the audiobook is that Covey mispronouces words so often that it causes one to wonder why he would narrate his own book. I recommend the audiobook if you have read the book before and are willing to listen to his original pronunciation.

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • The Excellent 11: Qualities Teachers and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ron Clark
    • Narrated By Ron Clark
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    After publishing the New York Times best seller The Essential 55, award-winning teacher Ron Clark took his rules on the road and traveled to schools and districts in 49 states. He met amazing teachers, administrators, students, parents, all kinds of people involved in bringing up great kids. In the best of these people, he noticed the same qualities that he'd observed in so many of the teachers, children, and parents he'd worked with during his time teaching in North Carolina and Harlem.

    Katherine says: "The Excellent 11"
    "The Excellent 11"
    Overall

    As a teacher, I am always on the lookout for books that will help motivate and inform me - this book looked like a good "read". And initially it is. The stories are heartwarming and show what can happen when everything works right. Ironically, it is the overwhelming "happiness" quotient of this audiobook that becomes its downfall. Clark does not really deal with the tough issues of the classroom and indeed parenting. His examples have happy endings where children are always succeed. Is this the real world? I don't think so. I like Clark's basic message but he needs to temper it with overcoming failure - how does one move past a situation where nothing has worked? Clark's message, at its heart, is useful but needs to reach beyond the 1950's rose-colored glasses.

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful

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