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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change | [Stephen R. Covey]

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

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.
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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 and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

This audio edition is the first ever unabridged recording of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

© and (P)2004 FranklinCovey

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"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is by now one of the best-selling books of all time." (Fortune)

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    Carla EL TORO, CA, United States 09-25-12
    Carla EL TORO, CA, United States 09-25-12
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    "Ingredients: pure positive attitude adjustment!"
    If you could sum up The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in three words, what would they be?

    Practical Inspiring Addictive


    What other book might you compare The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to and why?

    None. It's unique and I love it.


    What about Stephen R. Covey’s performance did you like?

    He came across as educated, humble and sincere. There was a purity about his intention to reach the listener.


    What did you learn from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People that you would use in your daily life?

    A comprehension about the value of setting goals.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Phil 09-25-12
    Phil 09-25-12
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    "Not Happy"

    This was my first purchase from Audible and after downloading the book always starts from Habit 3, not the beginning therefore I have missed the first section and consequently haven't gone any further with it.

    Hadn't got around to pointing this out to you either, until now...

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    Thomas 09-24-12
    Thomas 09-24-12

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    "This was a phenomenal book!"
    Would you listen to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this book again. In fact, I started to listen again to hear things I might have missed the first time. I believe this book is for everyone. It's principles are not area specific. I think families would benefit a lot from this book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Towards the end of the book he describes his life while writing a book. He lived in Hawaii and spent a lot of time cultivating his relationship with his wife. The way he describes this time is very intriguing.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I knew I would need to listen to this book across many opportunities.


    Any additional comments?

    Do all the things he asks you to do in the book while you are listening to it. I think this would help you grasp more of the benefits to this book. Even if its a little effort. It will help.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    carl United States 09-17-12
    carl United States 09-17-12
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    "my software keeps forgetting Audible connection?!"
    Would you try another book from Stephen R. Covey and/or Stephen R. Covey?

    I haven't been able to listen to it yet due to software compatibility issues and I grow weary of calling for assistance.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen R. Covey again?

    n/a


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    n/a


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Audible can provide better connection to google or firefox browsers, because it is really a pain to have to re-establish the connection and re-down load the books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T Oakland, CA, United States 09-06-12
    T Oakland, CA, United States 09-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A Guide to Life"

    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.

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    msaie Doha, Qatar 08-28-12
    msaie Doha, Qatar 08-28-12
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    "Highly recommended"
    Would you listen to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People again? Why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People?

    Start with the end in mindListen first


    What about Stephen R. Covey’s performance did you like?

    Everything plus the real example stores


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    yes there was many the made me remember some things that i could have handed better


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amber West Covina, CA, United States 08-27-12
    Amber West Covina, CA, United States 08-27-12
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    "Profoundly influential book in self-help,must-read"
    What made the experience of listening to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People the most enjoyable?

    Listening to Stephen Covey narrarate it himself was like being in his classroom hearing his lecture!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything!


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People?

    Everything!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Curtis Denver, CO, United States 08-25-12
    Curtis Denver, CO, United States 08-25-12 Member Since 2013
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    "True Effectiveness!"
    What did you love best about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People?

    Stephen's crown jewel in Human interaction - how to create effectiveness in both your professional and personal life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stephen Covey


    What about Stephen R. Covey’s performance did you like?

    He did it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


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    Mike WA, USA 08-21-12
    Mike WA, USA 08-21-12
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    "excellent book -"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    sure - because it is relevant to successful living.


    What other book might you compare The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to and why?

    This book is unique.


    What does Stephen R. Covey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It is easy to listen to audio book using ipod while exercising or walking.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Think win win is an important concept that all of us could benefit from.


    Any additional comments?

    I am an admirer of Dr Steven Covey - he is my leadership development coach. I was sorry to hear of his recent passing away.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanie NORMAN, OK, United States 08-21-12
    Jeanie NORMAN, OK, United States 08-21-12
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    "Great, Thought Provoking Listen!"
    What made the experience of listening to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What other book might you compare The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to and why?

    I am not really sure how to compare this to another as I have not read/or listened to anything of this nature.


    What about Stephen R. Covey’s performance did you like?

    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.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Don't let your situation define you.


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  • Margaret
    morpeth, northumberland, United Kingdom
    4/27/10
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    "The message is simple"

    Like others on here I initially found the voice monotone and dry with none of the usual punch and uplift found in other personal improvement readings. But on reflection I think that this bland style works better in the long run. It allows you to listen, really listen to what he is saying rather than be short term uplifted. A long book taken at what seems a leisurely pace but I do not think it could have been shortened and still get the message across. This is a casserole not a microwave meal.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Triplecat
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    1/23/09
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    "Highly recommended."

    I'd known about this book for a long time and it was always on my list of books to read (listen to). I found the 7 habits fascinating. The age of the book does come across and it is a little preachy but Stephen Covey's research, conclusions and insights are staggering in their depth. Although you come away feeling that a lot of what he says is common sense, the vast majority of people, including myself, would never think in those terms. Stephen unravels what it is to be human and how to make the most of that gift. I can't believe anyone listening could fail to benefit hugely from the experience.

    23 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Leon
    Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
    6/16/06
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    "7 Habits, constructive change not quick-fix"

    I took the time to listen to the unabridged version. Audible could do with reviewing the encoding but other than that the book was excellent.

    This book is required reading for managers in the 21st century as is the 8th habit. This was an easy listen (even the unabridged version) and Stephen Covey is a great narrator. I'd recommend this book to all.

    65 of 73 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    waterlooville, hampshire, United Kingdom
    8/20/09
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    "good stuff"

    i thought this was interesting and useful book. The behaviours (habits) make alot of sense
    It is a tad preachy at the end. If your in a toss up between this and how to win friends and influence people i think the later is better

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Stair
    Northumberland, UK
    5/23/12
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    "Get over the hangup - does NOT push religion"

    There are a few reviewers who have written off the book because the author happens to merely mention - in one sentence in the prologue - that he is a Christian. Surely the problem is no more than if he had mentioned being an atheist? - Anyway it is irrelevant to the content of the book and has no bearing on the concept, which is well researched and solid. The author has presented to boards of directors of major international companies and organisations and they wouldn't buy into crap and this is in no way wishy-washy or spiritual, the principles are well set out and argued.
    I let the voice - which some may find jarring - pass over me and listened to the content which was what I bought it for after all.
    Very insightful and well organised.
    As an open minded individual - as far as one may be - why are so many people so touchy as to junk an entire book that is well reviewed by many business leaders and thinkers (and others) simply because an author mentions that he/she has a belief system? Very odd methinks...perhaps there may be something in it. Must look deeper myself perhaps - shall look in the relevant Audible category for a scholarly work without a strong agenda in either direction methinks! - Any suggestions anyone?

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Atif
    East ham, London, United Kingdom
    3/23/11
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    "Helped me focus on who I am"

    brilliant book.Layed out principles that are common for all people and essential for success. it helped me to re-focus on what is important for me in life and how to reprioritise my life around my principals.
    A must listen for anyone and everyone

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Alan
    SixmilecrossUnited Kingdom
    4/13/10
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    "Must Read"

    If you have not yet read this book then you really should. It has been very influential and contains a wealth of ideas. If you only read one personal development book it should be this one. The audio book is well read by the author and is easy to follow and quite entertaining.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
    8/2/07
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    "Life changing"

    You can now have your cake and eat it. Having read a lot of management books, this is the one that will change your outlook on family and work. You will learn over time to do things differently and take control of those aspects of your life that at the moment might be controlling you.
    The book is very readable and listening to Stephen Covey is even better.

    26 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • bookwormbadger
    Gloucestershire
    3/18/11
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    "A great listen"

    A very empowering book with lots of easy to do, useful ideas for leading a happier, more fulfilling life. Well worth a listen.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    chipnallUnited Kingdom
    3/10/11
    Overall
    "7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

    In the first half hour I was surprised and disappointed the author matched ideal human principles to those of god, and described using faith and prayer to help him and his wife understand and maintain those principles.
    I wanted sensible advice, not a lesson in spirituality. This discredited the author as a serious teacher for me.
    I didn't see any warning of this in the synopsis, nor on wikipedia. This title should also be included in the spiritual and religion sections. Beware.

    17 of 23 people found this review helpful

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