Book Reviews of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Author: Stephen R. Covey
ISBN-13: 9780671708634
ISBN-10: 0671708635
Publication Date: 9/15/1990
Pages: 358
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 431 ratings
Publisher: Free Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
This is THE CLASSIC in its field; the original before everything else starting getting "7 habits" attached to it. Covey did his best work in the first book, the rest are sort of like reheated leftovers if you've heard the original.
Very useful, practical techniques to get control of your life instead of letting life get control of you.
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Helpful Score: 2
A great book for anyone who aspires to be more effective in every walk of life. I've used Covey's 7 Habits in staff development for school personnel.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book covered lots of aspects of everyday life.I found it very helpful in many different ways. It made me think of ways to improve all ways of life!
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Helpful Score: 2
"Imagine the difficulty you might encounter if you and your boss had different assumptions regarding whos role it was to creat your job description."... This is an older book, but the information on successful people is just like it was written today.
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Helpful Score: 2
I read this for a class in grad. school- not my cup of tea- but I know that others love the Covey concepts!
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Helpful Score: 2
I found several of the tips in this book helpful. It was eye opening for me as far as trying to improve some of my work habits.
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Helpful Score: 1
A holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. Offers a step by step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity, all principles that give us the security to adapt to to change and wisdome and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
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Good info on how to figure out problem solving approaches that work for you on both a personal and professional level.
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If you've never read this, you should! It sounds like an efficiency manual, but it's about living with some balance & grace in your life.
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Wow - I'm working on Habit 1 at the moment. This is the book for those of us who hope to become what we always wanted to be but haven't for some frustrating reason or another. We are not stuck in our ruts for life - we can get out of them with the right tools. This is one phenomenal tool.
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change was a groundbreaker when it was first published in 1990, and it continues to be a business bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold. Stephen Covey, an internationally respected leadership authority, realizes that true success encompasses a balance of personal and professional effectiveness, so this book is a manual for performing better in both arenas. His anecdotes are as frequently from family situations as from business challenges.
Before you can adopt the seven habits, you'll need to accomplish what Covey calls a "paradigm shift"--a change in perception and interpretation of how the world works. Covey takes you through this change, which affects how you perceive and act regarding productivity, time management, positive thinking, developing your "proactive muscles" (acting with initiative rather than reacting), and much more.

This isn't a quick-tips-start-tomorrow kind of book. The concepts are sometimes intricate, and you'll want to study this book, not skim it. When you finish, you'll probably have Post-it notes or hand-written annotations in every chapter, and you'll feel like you've taken a powerful seminar by Covey. --Joan Price
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This has to be one of the worst books I was ever forced to read. I used to read to help me fall asleep. Boring and obvious information.
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A great book to help get your career on the right track.
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Awesome book for those wishing their lives were simpler. It's a must-read in the business world.
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A wonderful guide to follow to solve personal and professional problems.
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Excellent
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I was prepared not to like this, but he does give good advice in an understandable way. Plus, he lists the actual habits in the Table of Contents.
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Great book to change your life!
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Recommended by my mentor. Everyone should benefit from these universal principles.
A way to redirect your life or at least confirm you are on the right track.
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While I think this is good advice, apparently my various mentors had already passed on the salient points. I found this book rather condescending and it bored me to tears.
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It's been a while since I have read this, but the concept is good. I would recommend this to someone looking for this type of book.
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This is basically a book on behaviors and habits that successful people share and whom were studied by the author, Stephen R. Covey. This book is insightful and filled with interesting bits and tids on ways to improve ourselves and become better persons.
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I have read this book over and over and over! Each time, I learn something different, and it helps that it's written on such a practical level. If you're ever wondering why the things you do never seem to accomplish as much as you wanted them to... you need to read this book! If it seems as though no one understands you... you need to read this book!
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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.
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This is a good self-help book whether you are running a business or looking for ways to connect with people. There are numerous diagrams to help you better understand & prioritze your problems
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excellant guide!
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Very helpfuf.
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Life changing step-by-step manual on using a principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems.
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Presenting a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems
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Everyone always talks about how great this book is, but it was too New Age for me to enjoy.
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Excellent, helpful book!
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This is a classic self-improvement book. It's a great book for business people as well as college bound students. Lots of great info!!
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This book was so good! It will definitely help someone who needs motivation and guidance in their lives.
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This really as good as all the hype. I found it very helpful.
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Oldy but a goody.
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be proactive
begin with an end in mind
put first things first
think win-win
seek first to understand, then to be understood
synergize
sharpen the saw
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powerful lessons in personal change.
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A step-by-step pathway to living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity that gives us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of opportunities.
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another excellent Covey book. This book talks about how to look at problems and solve them rather then letting them control you. A great book for anyone that wants to take control of their own life!
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THE book for getting control of your life and being able to accomplish your goals.
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Been around a long time now but still very applicable for everyone.
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A life changing and impactful book. Highly recommended.
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A really great book, I recommend it to almost everyone.
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powerful lessons in personal change.
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Lots of Good Information - Too Much to remember. I had a difficult time with this book. I know a lot of people who absolutely swear by it.
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Extremely motivating and enlightening.
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a classic, a must-read for any student of human behavior.
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In this book, the author presenta a holistic, integrated, principle-center approach for solving personal and professional problems. He 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 & power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
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You've heard of the book. Now read it.