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

by Stephen R. Covey

Free Press | November 9, 2004 | Trade Paperback

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change is rated 4.8462 out of 5 by 13.
In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity—principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.44 × 5.5 × 0.9 in

Published: November 9, 2004

Publisher: Free Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743269519

ISBN - 13: 9780743269513

Found in: Health and Well Being

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An effective strategy A friend encouraged me to read this work. It changed my perspective on life.
Date published: 2011-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring and In Depth Covey touches on topics from running a business, improving a business to teaching children and building a strong family. His lessons can be tailored for many situations. This one is a double reader-at least, to really get what he is saying ingrained into you head. Turn it into a habit!
Date published: 2008-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from INCREDIBLE EASY READ! THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFECTIVE PEOPLE IS A LIFE CHANGING BOOK. IT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND, EASY TO APPLY! I BELIEVE EVERY MANAGER, SUPERVISOR, CEO, LEADER OR BUSINESS OWNER SHOULD DEFINITELY READ IT! IT TEACHES TO WALK THE TALK!!
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must reading How do we consciously live the lives we want to lead? We need to clarify our values, the roles we play in our lives, and we need to set goals. A mission statement and written goals are very powerful ways to stay focussed. This marvelous book written in a conversational style with plenty of examples and illustrations will help you establish your mission, roles and goals.
Date published: 2007-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very informative! The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is a great book that can help you get your life organized and under control. Stephen Covey has such an insightful vision to how the human mind works!
Date published: 2007-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought-provoking This is a thought-provoking book based on clear principles that can guide us in managing our time. There are many wise ideas contained in the pages of this book. As an example, I learned that efficiency is something that is appropriate with tasks but with people especially family members you can't be efficient and slot people in as you think best. Instead it is about effectiveness. So you have to give family members the time they need. Another gem is that you can't balance life at times you have prioritize according to your values. So a mother (or father) who wants to stay home with their kids when they are young, may need to focus on home instead of career until the kids are older. The goal of balance would be inappropriate for that situation. Mr. Covey also makes it clear the importance of following the compass instead of the clock. This is an excellent book that people need to read because it gives business direction but from a higher perspective that you rarely find in most literature out there.
Date published: 2007-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effective and Practical I doubt that my review can do this book justice! Published almost 20 years ago... these principles are as sound today as any other time in human history. This is a classic and a must read book for anyone looking at improving his or her own life. One of my mentors recommended this book and after reading it, I understand clearly what makes individuals successful. Beyond simply making sense… it is easy to apply these habits as part of our daily experience. My personal favorite habit is to “begin with the end mind”. I find that consciously applying this principle to most things in my life has had a significant impact on my success.
Date published: 2007-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read This is one of the must read book for everybody, especially for people who want more happiness and joyful in their life.
Date published: 2004-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Understand the Value of 7 habits This book will change your mind for good. Study this book and you will be great communicator of all times. Takes time to implement these habits and after some time you will be new person with better understanding of humans relations.
Date published: 2003-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from catapolte a new look at the world around you and how the way you carry your self in your personal and proffesonal life, this book can help you make the small or big changes in your life,and by doing so you not only help your self, but those around you, the benifits will be measured by inches but by miles. from the beginning to the end this is abook you will want to send to a friend.
Date published: 2001-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Highly Effective Book This book is a must for anyone interested in personal enrichment. It deals with the internal mechanisms of human behaviour. It challenges the reader to leave behind the "wrong thinking" that prevents most of us from achieving real fulfillment in our daily lives. A good book for anyone who needs just a little encouraging. A good book for anyone who wants more out of life!
Date published: 2001-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life changing book If ever someone has to read one book only in their lifetime to turn it around in a very positive way, this is the book to read. It touches every aspect of one's life by helping to understand the why are we like we are. It does not only make you understand, but it gives you definite and comprensive ways of dealing with one's life. This book helps you get in touch with your inner self.
Date published: 2001-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Changing Book This book is a must read for everyone who wants to get the most out of their life, be successful, happy and the kind of person they want to be.
Date published: 2000-04-28

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

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

by Stephen R. Covey

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.44 × 5.5 × 0.9 in

Published: November 9, 2004

Publisher: Free Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743269519

ISBN - 13: 9780743269513

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Chapter 1Inside-OutThere is no real excellence in all this worldwhich can be separated from right living.David Starr JordanIn more than 25 years of working with people in business, university, and marriage and family settings, I have come in contact with many individuals who have achieved an incredible degree of outward success, but have found themselves struggling with an inner hunger, a deep need for personal congruency and effectiveness and for healthy, growing relationships with other people.I suspect some of the problems they have shared with me may be familiar to you.I've set and met my career goals and I'm having tremendous professional success. But it's cost me my personal and family life. I don't know my wife and children any more. I'm not even sure I know myself and what's really important to me. I've had to ask myself -- is it worth it?I've started a new diet -- for the fifth time this year. I know I'm overweight, and I really want to change. I read all the new information, I set goals, I get myself all psyched up with a positive mental attitude and tell myself I can do it. But I don't. After a few weeks, I fizzle. I just can't seem to keep a promise I make to myself.I've taken course after course on effective management training. I expect a lot out of my employees and I work hard to be friendly toward them and to treat them right. But I don't feel any loyalty from them. I think if I were home sick for a day, they'd spend most of their time gabbing at the water fo
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From the Publisher

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity—principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

About the Author

Stephen R. Covey was born on October 24, 1932, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Sandra Merrill and had nine children. Covey received a B.A. from University of Utah, an M.B.A. from Harvard, and a D.R.E. from Brigham Young University. He was a teacher and administrator at BYU. Covey founded Covey Leadership Center in 1983 and has published a periodical, Executive Excellence. Covey authors books and articles on leadership, personal and organizational effectiveness, and family and interpersonal relationships. He promotes individual awareness, self-control, discipline, and a sense of purpose in seeking a balanced life. He recommends that companies treat employees more holistically to raise productivity. His works have been widely translated. His best known book is Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, first published in 1989, which has sold several million copies. Other Covey books include: Principle Centered Leadership (1991), First Things First: to Live, to Love, to Learn, and to Leave a Legacy (1994), Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People, First Things First Every Day Because Where You're Headed Is More Important Than How Fast You're Going (1997), The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families, and Seven Habits of Highly Effective Organizations. Covey received the Thomas More College Medallion and the Utah Symphony Fiftieth Anniversary Award in 1990, and the McFeely Award of the International Management Council for contributions and service in 1991.

Editorial Reviews

Ken M. Radziwanowski AT&T School of Business Picture someone going through the best experience they've ever had in terms of training -- that's what they say. People credit the 7 Habits with changing their lives, with getting back on track personally and professionally.