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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1986)

by Stephen R. Covey

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This book was important for me because it inspired me when I was becoming a coach. It also reinforces the important lessons about the importance of discipline in becoming successful. ( )
  DavidFerrers | Mar 10, 2017 |
This is a good book for everyday life. It helps guide one though an effective way of living and managing some of life's challenges. ( )
  Jdean12 | Oct 20, 2016 |
This book has influenced millions and is a critical read for aspiring leaders around the world. I am still trying to figure out what is wrong with me that I was woefully underwhelmed. I found myself drifting away from the lessons to be learned from the seven habits and challenging myself to a rousing game of buzzword bingo. What’s that? Did I hear “paradigm shift” - BINGO!

Seven habits is not without value. Key themes like integrity, listening and compromise are very important skills to have in business and in life. You really cannot go wrong if you master these traits. The habit that struck me the most at this season in my life is Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw. In other words, focus on your self and constantly challenge yourself to prioritize your health, spirituality and education. From here, grow. My thought is that you need your saw to be sharp before you start sawing. Find yourself first through Habit 7 and maybe 1-6 will come a little easier down the road.
  JechtShot | Sep 19, 2016 |
  keithhamblen | Aug 28, 2016 |
Not a big fan of either mormons or their management books. Not as badly written as the out of the box book, but the constant harping on about church, and higher callings is really offputting.
Im not sure I agree with his ideas, and some of them are so common sense I find it hard to believe that they are sold under such great fanfare. ( )
  amberwitch | May 22, 2016 |
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Borrowing slightly from the concepts of Quantum Mechanics, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People begins with the astute observation that people perceive the world differently, and because we view the world with our own unique "lens," it is difficult to separate the observation from the observer.

Covey says that we all have our own paradigm, which is our own map of how we perceive the world and how we think the world should be in our ideal view. Covey writes, "The way we see things is the source of the way we think and the way we act."

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There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
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In 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.
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ISBN 0738504106 - WorldCat and Amazon both return for Rochester Neighborhoods by Shirley Cox Husted and Ruth Rosenberg-Naparsteck
Do not combine with any of the abridged audiobooks, ISBNs are: 188321937X, 0671315285, 1883219973, 0671687964, 0802514553, 0743538528, 0671869469, 1616574925, 1455892823, 0671853236, 0743501071, 0743501535, 1933499397
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Unknown whether abridged or unabridged: 1883219027 [4 CDs, 4 hr., 30 mins. OR 4 cassettes, 6 hrs.], 1929494157 [6 CDs, 5 hrs.], 1599128284, 1883219337 [6 cassettes], 1933976004, 1442354895, 8360313563 [MP3, 12 hrs., 30 min.], 9992006684 [cassette]
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change was a groundbreaker when it was first published in 1990, and it continues to be a business bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold. Stephen Covey, an internationally respected leadership authority, realizes that true success encompasses a balance of personal and professional effectiveness, so this book is a manual for performing better in both arenas. His anecdotes are as frequently from family situations as from business challenges. Before you can adopt the seven habits, you'll need to accomplish what Covey calls a "paradigm shift"--a change in perception and interpretation of how the world works. Covey takes you through this change, which affects how you perceive and act regarding productivity, time management, positive thinking, developing your "proactive muscles" (acting with initiative rather than reacting), and much more. This isn't a quick-tips-start-tomorrow kind of book. The concepts are sometimes intricate, and you'll want to study this book, not skim it. When you finish, you'll probably have Post-it notes or hand-written annotations in every chapter, and you'll feel like you've taken a powerful seminar by Covey. --Joan Price

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A leading management consultant outlines seven organizational rules for improving effectiveness and increasing productivity at work and at home.

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