March 15, 2000
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0684857162
ISBN - 13: 9780684857169
Read from the Book
Getting the Most Out of This BookLiving the 7 Habits is a book of stories -- stories about people from all walks of life dealing with profound challenges in their businesses, communities, schools, and families, as well as within themselves -- showing how they applied the principles of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to these challenges, and the remarkable things that resulted.What will these stories do for you? If you're already familiar with The 7 Habits, they will likely renew your understanding and commitment to the Habits and, perhaps more important, stir up new insights into other creative ways to apply them to meet your challenges successfully.If you're not a 7 Habits reader, these stories will likely renew your faith in your own native abilities and wisdom. I believe these stories will enthrall and inspire you, as they have me, with a sense of excitement and with recognition of your own freedom, potential, and power.But before I go any further, I should probably make a confession. I've not always been big on the value of stories. My main concern has been that the reader or listener might think I was prescribing the practice in the story rather than seeing the practice as an illustration of a principle. For more than forty years my wife, Sandra, has heard hundreds of my presentations, and almost inevitably, in giving me feedback, she counsels me to use more stories, to give more examples that illustrate the principles and theories I am teaching. She simply says
Table of Contents
ContentsGETTING THE MOST OUT OF THIS BOOKINDIVIDUALCourage to ChangeHow Could I Waste My Life? Moving Out to the Country It's Never Too Late to Change Living for Today My Flower Shop My Living Nightmare You're Successful...but Are You Happy? A Prisoner's StorySeeking Life BalanceRoom 602 of the Oncology Critical Care Unit Daddy, I Want You to Be Healthy Wednesday Evening: My Time with Mom I Looked in the Mirror and Saw a Control Freak The Surprise Visit Stephanie's Recovery PlanFAMILYRaising Young ChildrenBecause...The Head-Butt I Can Choose My Life Our Family Poster I'm Not Going to School Ever Again Daddy, I Gotta Go Potty Off to Bed! Grandpa's Lap The JournalRaising Teens (Or Is It Being Raised by Them?)My First Broken Heart Wrestlemania Silence Is Golden The Worst Game of My Life! Soft-Spiked Golf Shoes The Destructive Teen The Heart-to-Heart Talk I Almost Missed You Always Say "No"! Ever Tried Communicating with a Sixteen-Year-Old Who Talks in One-Word Sentences? Raising Boys on Lawns You'd Really Do That for Me, Dad?Marriage: Valuing the DifferencesCelebrating the Differences SportsCenter Love Is a Verb The Greenhouse My Free-Spirited Husband Merging Missions Miss SuperwasherwomanCOMMUNITY AND EDUCATIONBuilding CommunityBrenda Krause Eheart, Founder, Hope for the Children Foundation Stone The Rabbi Leaving a Legacy of Service and Humility Synergy of a Coach Saving a Historical Treasure South Bend, Indiana: Reaching Across Generations to Better a CommunityBack to SchoolS
From the Publisher
"To live with change, to optimize change, you need principles that don't change." —Dr. Stephen R. Covey
Success that endures -- sustainable and balanced success -- can seem difficult to achieve in today's turbulent, complex world of change. But those who achieve this kind of success live by seven universal, timeless, self-evident principles that apply in any situation, in any culture.
In Living the 7 Habits: The Courage to Change, Dr. Covey shows how successful people have used these principles to solve problems, overcome obstacles, and change their lives. By showing how real people have used the principles to thrive in a changing world, he provides practical guidance and powerful inspiration to readers searching for a proven framework for living a meaningful life.
About the Author
Stephen R. Covey is an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, founder of the former Covey Leadership Center, and cochairman of Franklin Covey Co. He has made teaching Principle-Centered Living and Principle-Centered Leadership his life?s work. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard and a doctorate from B.Y.U., where he was a professor of organizational behavior and business management, and also served as director of university relations and assistant to the president. For more than thirty years he has taught millions of individuals and families and leaders in business, education, and government the transforming power of principles or natural laws that govern human and organizational effectiveness. Dr. Covey is the author of several acclaimed books, including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,which has been at the top of the best-seller lists for more than ten years and was chosen by readers of Chief Executivemagazine as the number one most influential book of the twentieth century. More than twelve million copies have been sold in thirty-two languages and seventy countries. His books Principle-Centered Leadershipand First Things Firstare two of the best-selling business books of the decade. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Familiesis a best-selling family book. Dr. Covey?s most recent book, The Nature of Leadership, explores leadership principles through interviews and the lens of a camera.Dr. Covey and other Franklin
From Our Editors
Staying upbeat and positive is not always easy in our
fast-paced, hard-edged world. Stephen R.
Covey’s enlightening and uplifting Living the 7 Habits is a series of
true stories in which readers will find encouragement and hope. With his own
commentary included as well, readers will be ready to put into practice Covey's proven methods of achieving
happiness. This is a powerful and touching book full of great ideas for anyone
looking to enrich life.
Larry King Whether you've read The 7 Habits or not, the stories in this book will change your life.