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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families | [Stephen R. Covey]

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

Stephen Covey shows you how to apply the acclaimed 7 Habits to the unique circumstances of your family. You'll learn to establish a proven and successful principle-centered framework to build strong family relationships and develop a common language so family members better understand each other.
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Publisher's Summary

Stephen Covey shows you how to apply the acclaimed 7 Habits to the unique circumstances of your family. You'll learn to establish a proven and successful principle-centered framework to build strong family relationships and develop a common language so family members better understand each other.

©1997 Franklin Covey Co.

What the Critics Say

"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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  • Alex Ellis
    TN, USA
    04/12/05
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    "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.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    GROTON, CT, United States
    28/01/11
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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.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    MURRIETA, CA, United States
    14/02/13
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    "This was SOOOOOO repetitive"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Some new information. I read the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and it was amazing. I was looking for additional insight and applications when I chose this book. All the examples were exactly the same as the in the original book with very little new information. The only way this book makes sense is if you have not read the first book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen R. Covey again?

    I don't know. I was craving more based on the first book but this one was such a letdown.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It didn't seem genuine. In his effort to be sincere, it sounded almost fake.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families?

    All of it. I would have added some new stories, ways of applying the 7 habbits.


    Any additional comments?

    I really felt this was a wast of money if you read the original book. TOO much repetition.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Marit
    Kristiansand, Norway
    04/02/12
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    "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" :-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Noel
    Commack, NY United States
    06/07/12
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    "Buy the UNabridged Book"
    What would have made The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families better?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Please ask the Covey Institute to record an unabridged version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    HuntingdonUnited Kingdom
    25/03/04
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    "Not his best."

    Not as inspiring as some of his other work. Regular musical interludes do give time for one to ponder on the issues in question; but Dr. Covey's presentation is a little overbearing and serious. Slightly disappointing.

    6 of 18 people found this review helpful
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