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New York Times best seller - over 40 million copies sold

The Number One Most Influential Business Book of the 20th Century 

One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated people for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators, and parents - millions of people of all ages and occupations. Now, this 30th anniversary edition of the timeless classic commemorates the wisdom of the seven habits with modern additions from Sean Covey. 

The seven habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they work! 

With Sean Covey’s added takeaways on how the habits can be used in our modern age, the wisdom of the seven habits will be refreshed for a new generation of leaders. 

They include:

  • Habit one: Be proactive
  • Habit two: Begin with the end in mind
  • Habit three: Put first things first
  • Habit four: Think win/win
  • Habit five: Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  • Habit six: Synergize
  • Habit seven: Sharpen the saw 

This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Stephen R. Covey (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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timeless wisdom

I really think that these messages are as meaningful today as when it was first released.

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life changer

As I just finished listening to this book I'm feeling refreshed and I feel like I have a new outlook on life.
I'm almost sad it had to end. the personal growth I experienced during the months of listening to this audiobook has been great. I'm looking back and don't recognize the person I was.
Even if I don't find financial success from the habits in this book I've found something far more valuable.

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8th time is a charm...

Powerful words to empower the reader. I find a jewel or take away after each time.

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A must have

don't listen to this or any books like this while multitasking. Don't try to work out or do make up while listening. take the time to have nothing but this audio playing and focus while deeply searching your own life. You will find areas that this book will have major impact for you. It will make you laugh, make you sad and make you inspired. Great book and I will purchase more from this family.

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Beautiful book and very well read!

I absolutely loved this book, i already feel it impacting me. The narrator and the additional commentaries are wonderful too!

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so good

I loved listening to this book, read by the legendary Stephen R Covey himself. The book is full of ideas that will bring a very deep sense of purpose and a standard to strive for. I cannot recommend it highly enough. This is the best book on personal development, bar none.

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  • 2021-07-06

Weak content. Very Boring. Annoying author.

This whole audiobook could have been a pamphlet with seven points on it... instead you get several hours of antiquated ideas wrapped up in meaningless philosophical rambling and constant references to the author's religious beliefs. That last point, on its own, makes it impossible to take Covey seriously as an intellectual. A better book in the same genre is "Good to Great" by Jim Collins, which is intelligently presented and details a data-driven study into the development of great companies. No philosophical BS or an old Mormon's perspectives on pornography... just real data analysis and discussion. 7 Habits is not a good book.

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Important Habits

What an incredible book! The book contains timeless wisdom. Each habit is explained and the author provide stories as examples on how to impute it in your life. I will have to read it multiple times before mastering every habit . 100% recommend it!

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Excellent read!!

Great voice over!! loved the book!! So insightful and easy to read!! Author gives so many real live examples!! will definitely re-read again!!

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the 7 habits of highly effective people.

I loved it! I started to apply the principles to my daily life. incredible audio books recorded in very interested to listen.
''you can't change the fruits, without changing the roots"

sincerely!

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  • Tim Torres
  • 2020-06-16

Even Better!

The original text by Dr. Covey is preserved, however, after each section, Sean, one of his sons, shares real world and up close and personal examples that bring the reader deeper and more intimately into the content and it's real life application.

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  • 2020-08-21

‘03 Audio

I purchased this under the impression that it’s an updated audio version (as the other one is 17 years old). Regrettably, this is not the case — it is just a ‘copy and paste’ from the 2003 audio, with additional add-ins by his son. You’re going to have to suffer the terrible audio quality or buy the kindle version. :/

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  • Liam Kyle Cahill
  • 2020-12-22

Fantastic but...

The material itself was fantastic, but the audio engineer needs to be slapped. A book this popular should have undergone some QC where Stephen Covey’s vocals should have had a “de-esser” on them as his “S” sounds were often over the top and distracting to me. And Sean Covey’s overall volume needed to be brought way up to match his dad’s original recording. I realize these are relatively nit picky, but I’d imagine the people who recorded them were professionals and should definitely have known better!

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  • Ninja Tune enthusiast
  • 2020-12-26

I do not recommend this version

I have read this book numerous times in the past and was excited to hear the new bonus content. Unfortunately, Sean Covey does not deliver anything new or illuminating. His reading is tedious and his tone is almost smug as if he is the heir to an intellectual kingdom and should automatically be recognized as the new king of the Covey legacy. Well, sorry, but he is a copy of a copy, at best. I recommend the 7 Habits, just not this version.

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  • Jason A.
  • 2020-11-01

If you listen once, the benefit is in multiples

Listen to Steven over and over. Be captivated by the habits. Listen to his son be impacted by his father and then by the habits' deep impact into your soul.

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  • Theresa N Bellflower
  • 2021-01-26

Common sense information that isn’t applied anymore

These 7 habits that Stephan Covey present to the reader are good, but some managers even after taking the class or reading the book doesn’t know how to apply these skills.

I like that he uses examples of how and when to use the skills. For example if you have a subordinate that tells you that they just found out that have cancer, you don’t repeat what they said to them. However if you have a subordinate that is having problems meeting deadlines, then you will practice active listening to get to the heart of the problem.

Giving the nature of the climate now, some people need these tools more than others.

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  • 2021-01-06

Boring

Dull... takes forever to get to the point. Stories are very convoluted. Good information if you get through the muck.

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  • 2021-09-10

A favorite!!

The original edition of the book was excellent. This new 30th anniversary edition is even more tremendous. The son, Sean Covey, gives great updates and additions to the book at the end of each chapter. Stephen Covey reads this book as if he is giving an interesting lecture and adds to the text with some additional insights.
I almost gave this book less than 5 stars after a call to their home organization and perceived the person on the other end of the phone would have performed better if they would have incorporated the teaching of the book into their own manner.
The book is excellent.
One funny observation - The son, Sean Covey, will remark how consistent his dad was in living the 7 habits, then tell stories how his mother did not necessarily follow the same path. It wasn't really a criticism of the mother, but more of Sean appreciating her inconsistency with the habits to give out sympathy.

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  • Stephanie
  • 2020-07-28

A great overall read for life!

I love this book! It will continue to help me center my life with purpose and intent, at work and within my home.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-07-21

Inspirational and worth to re-read again from time to time

Down to earth, practical advices given in the book. It is unexpectedly inspiring and gives myself a lot of reflections. Shall recommend to friends!

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  • Le frenchman
  • 2020-10-15

Overall really good book

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Content wise, it was great. Lot of interesting insights. As the author says it himself, there is nothing new or magical in the book. Most of the content is stuff we already know but we fail to apply in daily life leading to various consequences. This, being aware of it is the first step to taking the steps to change and shift towards those habits.