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Publisher's Summary

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 foreword 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.

© 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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A Must Read

This is a book that almost made me upset that I was not forced, or at least greatly encouraged, to read earlier. I am 19 and found this book to reach close to my heart. From difficulties communicating with my mother to current difficulties understanding how to find inspiration and work effectively, I happened to read this book at the right time.

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More than helpful

This book, I dare say, changed my life for the better. I started this a year ago and life caught up with me causing me to put it down. However, I knew I still had to finish it. I knew I wasn't done. Upon completing the book and hearing the afterward, I feel more than ready to go to my first sales meeting for my place of employment. A simple mindset change is all it took to change my life, and I owe that to this book completely, and that is only a slight exaggeration.

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Gold Standard

This book is obviously time tested and provides the basis for good relationships and influence.

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I have listened 5 times and it's still powerful

I listen to refresh myself. The message and lessons are timeless. The mission is to come as close as possible yo mastering the habits, and when life's distraction cloud my vision, another listen clears the way ahead. Love it.

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best book outside the bible

found this book really a game changer. this will be a book that i read multiple times

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Rough read, good lesson

I really enjoyed the first hour or two but as the story went on it felt as if it was on a loop saying the same thing over and over again. Even after i took a break thinking that maybe im over doing it when i came back it felt as if i didnt miss anything because he went over everything again. Take breaks i promise you miss where you left off it will help

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Valuable life lessons for work or family ambient

I would recommend this book to others... and already have to my loved ones.

I noticed I frequently asked myself how I could best incorporate these principles each day. Many times I began practicing them shortly after.

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Not what I expected, but pretty good overall

Not the information I expected to receive, but it was good information to learn! the narration needs work, sounds too computer generated and mono tone.

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A great recommendation

It was worth the listen. I could find myself in each of the habits, where I fall short. Very useful self improvement book.

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Excellent Timeless Principles Reiterated

Would you consider the audio edition of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to be better than the print version?

If you're a slow reader, yes, I would recommend the audio version over the print book.

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

The most memorable moments of 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: were the personal stories that relate to our human interactions whether with family, friends, or coworkers.

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

The big plus that Stephen R. Covey brings to the story that I wouldn’t experience if I"d just read the book is the human voice that connects us to our emotional perspectives. The audio book helps bind those connections to our human-ness and empathetic perspective.

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

Yes, the moment that particularly moved me was the story of training the son to take responsibility for the yard work, setting up a plan, and letting the son know that dad would be available for support, coaching, and advice. Though the son didn't use these resources available to him, it was obvious that we as adults do the same thing. We have so many available resources and support to assist in achieving our goals, yet we don't utilize them. This was the most memorable and teaching moment for me in this book.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended, especially for teenagers who have high goals for their future. It's a road map for those who are willing to take the time to "study the map" before "hitting the road" of life!