The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Restoring the Character Ethic

Book - 1990
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In "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, 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.
Publisher: New York : Fireside, 1990
ISBN: 9780671708634
0671708635
9780671663988
0671663984
Characteristics: 358 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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RockyRidgePicks
Sep 21, 2020

A new and revised version of an older classic title in self-improvement. Very detailed and includes lots of real life stories and examples!

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kinolite
May 21, 2018

Very inspiring and I do appreciate that the author knows that the entire system is a work in progress. Has definitely given me a helpful approach to being more effective. Would recommend! My only complaint about this book is sometimes it reads more like a textbook and it took me quite a while to really "get into it" where I didn't want to put it down.

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jasonamcbride
Jun 01, 2017

This book is worth reading multiple times...come back to it regularly!

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jaketriet
Aug 08, 2016

I'm skeptical of the self-help genre, which I admit likely poisoned my opinion of this one.

I picked it up hearing it was a classic and a book that would change my life. What it turned out to be instead was a wordy argument to advocate how the Protestant work ethic will solve all of our problems.

The author does have a lot of wisdom, don't get me wrong. Most of the points he touches on are common sense though with few original insights to be gained throughout 372 pages.

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danielestes
Sep 15, 2015

This version of The 7 Habits was the first of many, many iterations that Stephen Covey published under the 7 Habits umbrella. No doubt due to the success of the franchise. As a self-help reader I can vouch for the worth of the original though I have not read any of the others.

It's too easy to scoff at the habits as obvious, just as it's too easy to scoff at self-help in general. Actions speak louder than words, and putting habits like Covey's into practice is hard work. If you're curious about self-help, or maybe a little skeptical about its usefulness, then I recommend starting here.

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ecvantassel
Nov 22, 2014

Fantastic book! I waited far too long to finally read it. It's an essential foundation for anyone to live a life of purpose, but especially those who are interested in leadership of any sort (management, parenting, etc.). I will be rereading many times.

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squinton
Jun 08, 2013

If you're debating whether to read this or not, I've got to say that it's totally worth it. Stephen Covey boiled down the essence of great leadership--and life in general--into 7 solid, easy-to-understand principles that anyone can apply. Could not recommend this more highly!

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GreenWarthog
Feb 25, 2013

A great and well thought out system that can be applied to any part of your life.

Dr_Taco Oct 28, 2012

great read

helps validate what you already do and realign old habits. at times it can be tedious but worth it

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dlacasse
Oct 19, 2012

Didn't get past the first chapter. Poorly written and organized. Can't believe this book has earned such raves and sales. Very disappointed.

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