*New York Times bestseller—over 40 million copies sold*
*The #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century*
One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents—millions of people of all ages and occupations. Now, this 30th anniversary edition of the timeless classic commemorates the wisdom of the 7 Habits with modern additions from Sean Covey.
The 7 Habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they work!
With Sean Covey’s added takeaways on how the habits can be used in our modern age, the wisdom of the 7 Habits will be refreshed for a new generation of leaders.
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, 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.
Not the FULL Book
I had to read the 7 Habits back in college. I didn't take it very seriously then and now with a family I don't have a lot of time to sit and read like I used to. I spend a lot of time in my car and decided to buy the audio version. I thought this was it but it's NOT. I think this is a seminar Mr. Covey did and it has a lot of good information. If you want a good overview of the 7 Habits then this is all you need. However, if you want the full version it costs $12.00 more. Get the full version you will not be sorry.
You can't go wrong with Covey.
Not so good
I have been a manager on several levels for 12 years now and finally got around to listening to this book. First, I don't believe the stories that he tells as if they really happened. A hypothetical is story is fine instead of "made up real life stories." It came across as annoying if this is how he really acts with people. Second, I found the subject matter to be partially irrelevant to 2012. Perhaps it made more sense when it was really hot in the late 90's... Finally, the intro music and preface at the beginning of each chapter was quite annoying.
I didn't get much out of this book.