©1997 Franklin Covey Co.
"The ever-present conflict between professional life and family life is addressed...through an excellent blend of principle, common sense, and example. Success is possible in both with the proper sense of priority and balance." (Donald G. Soderquist vice chairman and C.O.O., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)
"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families inspires us to create extraordinary family relationships, and provides the practical insights to do it." (John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus)
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"Abridged Vs. UnAbridged"
When wanting to address family issues, does one want go about it half-effort by reading the abridged version. It would be great if there was an audio version of the full text.
"I recommend this highly"
Since I didn't grow up in a home with these principles, it was indeed benificial to me as a parent to listen to Covey's teaching of these "7 habits" and give numerous applications and illustrations (from his own family as well as others), giving me mental images to work with. I'd already been exposed to his original 7 habits book, but this one wasn't a waste. This listen was worth the time and is already making a difference in my family.
"Buy the UNabridged Book"
I've read this book before. It was so powerful I wanted to revisit it's teachings again. The abridged version left much to be desired. I felt the potent message was lost. I'll have to dig out the book read it cover-to-cover over the summer.
Please ask the Covey Institute to record an unabridged version.
"Great summary of the habits applied to familylife"
I really like this audiobook and wish the unabridged version had been available in audio. I have previousy listened to several of Steven Coveys books and think this one gave a good summary of the 7 principles of effectiveness. The only thing I think is slightly negative is that Covey in most cases uses the same axamples as he uses in earlier books. As one who listens a lot to his teaching it would have given me a new dimention to get "fresh" examples to reflect on.
All in all this audio inspires me and give practical advice to be a better and more understanding parent; to build the "familyteam" :-)
Awesome book to give examples and stories how to apply 7 effective habits to family.
"Before you hear this audio book, Read the book!"
I did not read the book before hearing this abridged version. Learnt my lesson. Abridged might work for those who have read the book first.
"Every family should read this"
This book has given me action steps to have the family I want. To help me have the relationship with my spouse and children I desire and robe the parent and spouse I want to be.
"Why abridged version only?"
Yes! His books are inspiring.
This on was similar in style. It was too short.
"Abridged Books Should be Banned from Audible"
Loved the book, but listening to it felt a little like being a tourist on a subway that continually goes through tunnels. Just as you are settling into ruminating and savoring the points given by Covey the chapter abruptly stops and moves on to the next point. I was looking for the full audio version of the book but could only find the abridged version. I felt like I missed so much of the essence of the book by not being able to listen to the full elaboration of each chapter.
Exceeded my expectations can I'm looking at ways to all 7 habits in day to day living. I've recommended this book to most everyone I meet.
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