Stephen R. Covey - The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

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  • Seven steps to personal effectiveness

    Jul 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A powerful and profound message
    Cons: Can be "preachy" and patronizing

    Summary: "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People..." Hmmm... Sounds a bit pretentious, yes? Like, maybe another one of those books written by a guy who thinks he has all the answers? Every secret of the universe revealed?! ... read more

  • Its All in the Title !!!

    Aug 10, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very easy to understand deep and insightful principals.
    Cons: So much information requires rereading the book many times.

    Summary: This book is EXACTLY what it says it is. I bought it looking for assistance on improving my finances, and I was extremely satisfied. This book also helped me with principals that are helpful with family, friends, personal growth, as well as business. ... read more

  • Energizing and powerful

    Jan 29, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very powerful and influential
    Cons: None

    Summary: This book has been around for so long, but got around to reading it only lately. "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" has been so popular since so long and is clearly the most sold book in it's category. What I liked most about Steven Covey's book ... read more

  • The Best Self Help Book Over Time

    Jul 10, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Worth returning to, written from the heart, practical
    Cons: Could be better organized, a little tedious to read

    Summary: As a psychiatrist I recommend many books to people. Over the last ten years this book has been the m ... read more

  • Overcome Personal and Professional Challenges With The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

    Aug 22, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great explanations, quotes and example; can apply to various aspects of life
    Cons: Dogmatic at times

    Summary: I had never heard of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People until I was asked to attend a 3-day seminar as part of my orientation into my new employment. In fact, a few years ago, I was introduced to these basic principles of effective living ... read more

  • The Seven Habits

    Jan 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very straight forward, profound, and easily understood message about personal and interpersonal success.
    Cons: Too truthful for many to grasp.

    Summary: Stephen Covey has written a very insightful book about an effective journey through life. I think we have heard all of these lessons of life before, but not presented in this manner or structure. For most of us the problem really starts in ... read more

  • A Classic for a Reason

    Aug 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful ideas on setting goals and living life
    Cons: High structure can be off-putting for some

    Summary: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has become the classic tome for organization and motivation - and for good reason. Stephen Covey researched self-help and motivational books from several decades before finding the common themes and ... read more

  • Covey's " 7 Habits" Can Help You Become More Effective

    Mar 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A practical guide full of self help instruction.
    Cons: Some parts can become a little academic.

    Summary: Steven Covey's landmark self help book, " The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" has fast become one of the very best works in this crowded field. Covey offers practical and helpful advice. By structuring this advice into a format of ... read more

  • this book has made me a much better person

    Mar 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: motivates you to change and then gives you a way
    Cons: none for me

    Summary: No wonder this book has spawned off many other books. Covey is an excellent writer and motivated me into changing. At the time, I was really in need of change and didn't know how. Luckily, I found this book while in an airport bookstore. a list of ... read more

  • Don't judge this book by its commercial success

    Feb 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent principles, with adequate practical explanation, particularly in the first half of the book
    Cons: Some practical guidance lacking in the latter half; the hokeyness can be abrasive occasionally

    Summary: In spite of its popularity with business consultants, its megabucks seminars, personal planning accessories, and plethora of spin-offs, this book is well worth reading and applying. I believe it has applications that are at least as practical and ... read more

  • Over Achiever's Antidote

    Jul 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Comprehensive treatment of Effective Living
    Cons: Doesn't recognize the significance of coincidence

    Summary: 30 was bad for me. I never though I'd ever get to be that old; and after it happened I had absolutely no idea what to do with myself. In that context, I stumbled onto Goal Setting as a way to live; and proceed to achieve myself through the years. I had ... read more

  • A Paradigm Shift

    Apr 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Information that can change your life
    Cons: A bit wordy

    Summary: Covey's book is focused on shifting the paradigms in your life. The first half of the book focuses on habits that are considered "Private Victories" - you must have a good grasp on this information before you move into the second section of ... read more

  • Overly anecdotal, but good advice.

    Mar 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of good information and ideas.
    Cons: Overly anecdotal presentation.

    Summary: Stephen Covey's famous title came with high recommendations from my superior and co-workers, and proved a rewarding read, despite Covey's conversational style. The examples he gives too often begin with "My wife and I once..." ... read more

  • Wanna GET UP? Seven Habits Works!

    Jan 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: relevant, fully baked, adoptably systematic, real and useful
    Cons: complex, maybe too academic for many

    Summary: Ever see those people who just make you want to throw up? You know...good looking, in shape, endless vitality, tons of energy, smiley, socially skilled, rich, happy (whatever that is), and... All of us do. And they bug us because we want to be like ... read more

  • Great Book!!

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Stories, Good Exercises
    Cons: A Bit Long-Winded in Places

    Summary: I really liked the Seven Habits book, but was finding some of the concepts difficult to implement. I had the opportunity to take the Seven Habits Workshop at my company and really enjoyed it. This clarified a lot of the points and made it very ... read more

  • Follow The Golden Rule

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Message
    Cons: Not An Easy Read

    Summary: I read a lot of "Self-Help" books. My wife asks, "Why?" And I answer, "I enjoy them. They make me think about myself, my motives, and more importantly, about Human Relations, the way we behave toward others." ... read more

  • You've got to be Smart

    Dec 21, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clear, concise, relatable to business minded community
    Cons: need his planner to REALLY make it work

    Summary: Stephen Covey goes right to the basics. He gets to the core of what makes a person succeed and drills it home in terms fit for someone who really wants to get ahead in business. I have read some reviews that state it is simplistic. That's the beauty ... read more

  • 7 ideas that could easily fit on 7 pages

    Nov 26, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: a couple good ideas
    Cons: just a couple and not very practical

    Summary: Ok, I'll admit to having read this book, as well as Principle Centered Leadership, also by Steven Covey. In addition, I'll admit to listening to the 8 cassette audio tape program Living the 7 Habits. These books are OK, but I feel as though ... read more

  • Effective but there are better.

    Nov 9, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: the 7 habits are timeless truths (maybe)
    Cons: does not effectively inspire and motivate

    Summary: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a classic in the self-improvement genre. It was actually assigned reading in a college course that I took on study skills. I didn't read it then, probably because I associated the book with all the annoying ... read more

  • Excellent ideas, writing could use help

    Oct 31, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Covey preaches fundamentals, and this book has them.
    Cons: Tendency toward cliches and slogans can become annoying.

    Summary: Stephen R. Covey's "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," despite its somewhat pretentious title, contains a valuable supply of advice on planning for a better life and a better business career, and was justly a New York Times ... read more

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