This audio edition is the first ever unabridged recording of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
© and (P)2004 FranklinCovey
"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is by now one of the best-selling books of all time." (Fortune)
This is the bible on effectiveness. Easy read. It was an opportunity for reflection on the quality of interactions with other people and the hurdles to attaining the desired outcome.
Everything that says in this book, make sense. I just dont understand why I act in the other way must of the time. I recommend this book to everybody, it is a mine of knowledge, it will help you in your professional and must important in your personal life.
To be honest, I was a bit hesitant to get this book because of the reviews, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I was even afraid to finish the book too soon, as there were so many insightful and inspiring messages that I never wanted to miss.
I was also worried about the narration but his reading was so excellent that I couldn't stop listening.
[I realized how much we differ even if we are looking at or thinking about the same thing. ]
I now wish I read it sooner, as it would have helped me a lot with a lot of things.
I am not even married yet, I am not even spritual but this book is just perfect, you do not have to have kids or to be involved in religious stuff to understand what he has to say.
I am definately going to get his next book - the 8th habit. [no doubt at all], I can't wait!
his 7 habits and the explanations make sense, I had to agree with him all the time while I was listening, and I loved the way he conveyed his ideas with lots of explanations and examples.
You will have to listen to what he has to say before you truly understand why he is saying what he is saying, I guess.
So, I guess this book will be worth it! Just get it!
Even If you do not agree with me on this, you will later on I guess.
There are so many things to learn!!!!!!!!!!!!
I enjoyed the overall content of the book although, as other reviewers also noted, I could have done with fewer references to God and the bible. What made me downgrade my rating though, was the annoying narration by the author. I've been listening to 6-8 audiobooks a month for the past year or so and the narrator can really make or break the book - this one breaks it. And he makes his living doing public speaking events!?! By the third or fourth hour I thought I would scream if I heard "pitcher" for picture or "comp-LEE-mentary" for complementary (does he think we don't know the difference between complementary and complimentary?) again. Just goes to show there are some (many!) authors who should not narrate their own books...
This book was a required reading homework assignment for a Leadership training event. I loved the book and found myself wishing I had read it years ago. It applies to everything in everyday life. Take the time to read this book.
Some people are just good at managing people, some are great technical workers and some are great entrepreneurs. This book will help the average line worker become a good leader, and an owner of a company get the highest level of efficiency from employees.
I tried reading this book and found it read like a text book - what a difference to have Steven Covey himself narate what is written!
I loved this book, learnt from it and hope that I will be able to put in practise what I have learnt.
Thank you very much!
Completely enjoyed this book. I listened to the audio every time I was in my car. Author gives great tips and excellent life examples so that reader/listener can get a clear understanding of the author meaning. Every step can work in all areas of life. There is so much to learn and apply that I am glad this is an audio book so that I can listen again in a few months.
This book has been around for some time and the lessons are still pertinent for anyone who wants to enjoy a more fulfilling life. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because the author, himself, narrates-which is a mistake- his teeth whistle and his pace was too fast. He should have hired a professional narrator.
"Hard going but slightly easier than the book"
I have tried to get through the print edition of this book on several occasions as it is supposed to be a self management classic. However I found the preachy style a bit too much, and the time it takes to get to the actual "habits" way too long. Some might say that is because I just want to know the techniques, not change my whole life, and am missing the main point of the book, but you do need to start somewhere and the first few chapters of the book don't leave you with much action to take.
The audio book was easier to manage but still hard going for the same reasons, but at least I could get on with other tasks while ploughing through it. I have now achieved my goal and will probably take away some lessons, but I would have liked to have got them in a more accessible and enjoyable way.
This is a classic and I would and have recommended it to many people. It's down to earth and believable and full of possibilities.
This is very inspiration and fills one with a "can do" feeling. It's a classic and perhaps the first "motivational" book. It's full of sound common sense and exercises to get you going. It also deals with the objections that always arise. It's plain and simple which is what I like most about it.
Although written so long ago it's still relevant to today. I believe this should be on school curricula
"Must read book, preferable in the college life."
Very good, time tested, practical self help book ever written.
Importance of making a effort to know people by name and addressing them with name.
good and effective narration.
Very good book to read now and then, just to reenforce the ideas.
"An effective way to cover a leadership essential"
Yes - I think I would probably need to listen a couple of times to get the most from it - like many good stories there is always more to hear from a retelling. However it can get a bit repetitive and heavy going so I would want the ability to dip in and out.
I'm only just starting to use audiobooks from leadership development point of view - I don't have a big enough personal library to make a meaningful comparison
No - it's too long to begin with. I listened while driving to work & was able to stop and start without losing too much, though I have to listen to small chapters again from time to time
I listen to this book over and over again. I don't think there has ever been a book written as powerful as this.
This book probably has some good points, but when does he bring them uuup? This book is so long and so boring and everything is said over and over and over again. I do not understand why this book is such a classic.
"Brilliant insights into effective living"
Covey has taken the 7 habits of being highly effective in life and given them excellent examples that people from all walks of life can relate to. Brilliant analogies and a must read/hear for anyone who wants to break free from old ways of being to become more authentic.
It is beautifully broken up into chapters and subheadings which gives time to pause and reflect on the messages being delivered
An excellent read. Everyone should have a copy and read it if they want to feel more fulfilled by life.
The author mentioning God put me off
This isn't for me. Mentioning faith in God just did not wash with the atheist that is me.
I would like to have been able to have listen to this book for longer than 30 minutes but Covey's narration is so awful I just couldn't bare to listen a second longer. I found his voice so annoying and his tone so condescending that I wanted to pelt my phone out of a window.
This is such a shame as the book has very good reviews from other people who obviously were not as irritated by Covey's voice as I was.
Make sure you listen to the sample first is all I'll say with this one!
"Makes a difficult to read book more digestible"
I started reading a hard copy of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People but found it extremely helpful, but also very hard going. I then got the audiobook and I'm making much better progress.
In terms of the book itself, it provides great structure and context to simple things that you may already be doing in your life. However with this structure in place, it gives a great framework for taking more control over your life in order to help you achieve your goals.
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