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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989)

by Stephen R. Covey

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Series: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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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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I was skeptical about this book (mainly because of the title) but I have to admit it is a really good tool for organizational learning. It deserves its popularity and some concepts it contains (especially on habits and proactivity - and a nice interpretation of the time management "Eisenhower matrix") are brilliant. ( )
  d.v. | May 16, 2023 |
In my humble opinion , the book really was a satisfying read however it started to get incredibly boring in some areas . I would recommend it to anyone to read it in summary not in details. ( )
  Jessicaby234 | Apr 30, 2023 |
Effective book ( )
  BookReviewsCafe | Apr 27, 2023 |
If you've read books on philosophy, then this one may help implement those philosophical principles into your life. ( )
  Drake.Sully | Apr 18, 2023 |
1. Be proactive
2. Begin with the end in mind.
3. Put first things first
4. Think win/win
5. Seek first to understand then be understood
6. Synergize
7. Sharpen the saw
  phoovermt | Mar 20, 2023 |
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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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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Covey, Stephen R.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Abelli, TizianaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Calvi, BarbaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cavalleri, PaoloPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Christiansen, BrunoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Collins, JimPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Duchateau, PaulTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Guenette, MagaliTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Piatigorsky, JorgeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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
Unabridged audiobook ISBNs are: 1491586761 [1 CD, MP3, 14 hrs.], 1929494750 [3 CDs, 14 hrs.], 188321923X [8 cassettes and 1 workbook], 1480568317 [14 CDs, 14 hrs.], 1455892807 [MP3, 13 hrs.], 1455892785 [13 CDs, 13 hrs.], 1469200716 [7 CDs, 8 hrs., 15 min.], 1455893560 [7 CDs, 8 hrs.]
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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