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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change | [Stephen R. Covey]

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

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Unabridged for the first time, and read by Stephen R. Covey himself, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a classic of the business genre. This fifteenth-anniversary audiobook edition remains a bestseller, guiding listeners through potentially difficult personal and professional situations. It also includes two brand-new sections: a new foreword and afterword penned by Covey and assessing the Seven Habits' continuing efficacy, relevance and usefulness, even after all this time, along with anecdotes recounting his experiences at seminars and presentations over the years. Available from Audible, this audiobook remains one of the mainstays of a successful life.

Publisher's Summary

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

This audio edition is the first ever unabridged recording of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

© and (P)2004 FranklinCovey

What the Critics Say

"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is by now one of the best-selling books of all time." (Fortune)

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    Margaret morpeth, northumberland, United Kingdom 27/04/2010
    Margaret morpeth, northumberland, United Kingdom 27/04/2010
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    "The message is simple"

    Like others on here I initially found the voice monotone and dry with none of the usual punch and uplift found in other personal improvement readings. But on reflection I think that this bland style works better in the long run. It allows you to listen, really listen to what he is saying rather than be short term uplifted. A long book taken at what seems a leisurely pace but I do not think it could have been shortened and still get the message across. This is a casserole not a microwave meal.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Triplecat London 23/01/2009
    Triplecat London 23/01/2009 Member Since 2015
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    "Highly recommended."

    I'd known about this book for a long time and it was always on my list of books to read (listen to). I found the 7 habits fascinating. The age of the book does come across and it is a little preachy but Stephen Covey's research, conclusions and insights are staggering in their depth. Although you come away feeling that a lot of what he says is common sense, the vast majority of people, including myself, would never think in those terms. Stephen unravels what it is to be human and how to make the most of that gift. I can't believe anyone listening could fail to benefit hugely from the experience.

    22 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Leon Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom 16/06/2006
    Leon Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom 16/06/2006
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    "7 Habits, constructive change not quick-fix"

    I took the time to listen to the unabridged version. Audible could do with reviewing the encoding but other than that the book was excellent.

    This book is required reading for managers in the 21st century as is the 8th habit. This was an easy listen (even the unabridged version) and Stephen Covey is a great narrator. I'd recommend this book to all.

    65 of 73 people found this review helpful
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    Chris waterlooville, hampshire, United Kingdom 20/08/2009
    Chris waterlooville, hampshire, United Kingdom 20/08/2009
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    "good stuff"

    i thought this was interesting and useful book. The behaviours (habits) make alot of sense
    It is a tad preachy at the end. If your in a toss up between this and how to win friends and influence people i think the later is better

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Stair Northumberland, UK 23/05/2012
    Stair Northumberland, UK 23/05/2012 Member Since 2009

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    "Get over the hangup - does NOT push religion"

    There are a few reviewers who have written off the book because the author happens to merely mention - in one sentence in the prologue - that he is a Christian. Surely the problem is no more than if he had mentioned being an atheist? - Anyway it is irrelevant to the content of the book and has no bearing on the concept, which is well researched and solid. The author has presented to boards of directors of major international companies and organisations and they wouldn't buy into crap and this is in no way wishy-washy or spiritual, the principles are well set out and argued.
    I let the voice - which some may find jarring - pass over me and listened to the content which was what I bought it for after all.
    Very insightful and well organised.
    As an open minded individual - as far as one may be - why are so many people so touchy as to junk an entire book that is well reviewed by many business leaders and thinkers (and others) simply because an author mentions that he/she has a belief system? Very odd methinks...perhaps there may be something in it. Must look deeper myself perhaps - shall look in the relevant Audible category for a scholarly work without a strong agenda in either direction methinks! - Any suggestions anyone?

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Atif East ham, London, United Kingdom 23/03/2011
    Atif East ham, London, United Kingdom 23/03/2011
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    "Helped me focus on who I am"

    brilliant book.Layed out principles that are common for all people and essential for success. it helped me to re-focus on what is important for me in life and how to reprioritise my life around my principals.
    A must listen for anyone and everyone

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Alan SixmilecrossUnited Kingdom 13/04/2010
    Alan SixmilecrossUnited Kingdom 13/04/2010 Member Since 2009
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    "Must Read"

    If you have not yet read this book then you really should. It has been very influential and contains a wealth of ideas. If you only read one personal development book it should be this one. The audio book is well read by the author and is easy to follow and quite entertaining.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom 02/08/2007
    Paul Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom 02/08/2007
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    "Life changing"

    You can now have your cake and eat it. Having read a lot of management books, this is the one that will change your outlook on family and work. You will learn over time to do things differently and take control of those aspects of your life that at the moment might be controlling you.
    The book is very readable and listening to Stephen Covey is even better.

    26 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    bookwormbadger 18/03/2011
    bookwormbadger 18/03/2011
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    "A great listen"

    A very empowering book with lots of easy to do, useful ideas for leading a happier, more fulfilling life. Well worth a listen.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    David Jarrow, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom 13/03/2011
    David Jarrow, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom 13/03/2011 Member Since 2013
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    "awful"

    Nothing wrong with the book or the habits but this audio book has a crucial flaw - its read by the author who just isn't up to the job in my humble opinion. A few other reviewers mention this also so you've been warned!

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
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  • byron
    25/02/15
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    "Outstanding book"

    everyone should read and keep this book it's a great read for all family members

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  • Nick James
    22/02/15
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    "Good content, bad narrator"

    Great concepts to live by, however the narrator wasn't very engaging. I kept drifting off. I'll listen again to pick up what I missed.

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  • GJ Dupuis
    21/02/15
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    "I'll read it again."

    l have read and reread this book several times. I think it was intended to be used as a reference book for right living.

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  • Cam
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    20/02/15
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    "A must-read book"

    I can count the number of of books I shamelessly recommend to everyone on one hand. This book is one of them.


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  • Mark Anderson
    18/02/15
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    "Life Changing"
    What made the experience of listening to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People the most enjoyable?

    The most important book I read in 2014, helped save my relationship with my family and also grow my business.


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  • Tina R.
    15/02/15
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    "Not for professional 20 somethings"

    I had to read this book for a graduate level class and it was extremely painful to get through. The majority of the examples are family oriented, i.e. my son... And, every habit I had heard before. This seemed to be very elementary and frustrating at best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vladimir
    15/02/15
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    "This is a must read/listen book"
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    This is really superb book and I already listen/read this book from cover to cover multiple time. Stephen Covey is a true role model, intelligent principled person and it was a privilege to listen to his voice throughout the book. I wish I ll manage to apply habits from that book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Audrey
    14/02/15
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    "Excellent"

    Loved the book, highly recommend! Audio quality dated, but worth it to have Dr. Covey narrate. Looking forward to doing the application exercises.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Branden R Miller
    13/02/15
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    "Pure Excellence"

    Almost every aspect of this book has an impact on every dimension of life. From thought, to belief, to goal, to reality.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dave VDG
    11/02/15
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    "Good book, very insightful"

    I didn't know what to expect, but I think it is a very good book, and the habits are something I am trying to implement into my own life, but having said that, it's very hard to do actually.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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