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The best-selling author draws on the principles of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to explain how readers can incorporate the seven habits into their daily personal, family, and professional lives, and describes the positive results that both individuals and organizations have had. 325,000 first printing. Review

Stephen Covey''s famous 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has been teaching people and organizations how to be more effective since 1989. But how do Covey''s principles translate for real people living their lives? Living the 7 Habits presents more than 70 little stories of people as they meet challenges and practice the seven habits. Some are ordinary slices of life; others are pivotal moments or life changes. A 76-year-old man who had overdrawn his wife''s "emotional bank account" starts making deposits of chores, favors, and special dates until love is rekindled. A woman changes her life after her husband dies of cancer. Children teach parents empathic listening. A banker-turned-minister, cleaning his gun as his pregnant wife naps on the couch, accidentally discharges it, killing his wife and the unborn child, and learns to recover from grief and guilt. Parents learn to hear their teenagers'' anxieties with respect and understanding. A clinical-psychology researcher, moved by statistics that one-third of foster kids never return to their birth parents or get adopted, creates a village for former "unadoptable" children, their new parents, and volunteer "grandparents." The stories are organized thematically into individual, family, community, education, and workplace--with commentary from Covey following each story. If you practice the seven habits and seek inspiration and a feeling of community, this book will help you find both. --Joan Price

From Publishers Weekly

Covey fans and booksellers alike will be delighted by this collection, perfect for June gift-giving occasions and destined for a long life. For 10 years, the author''s famed Seven Habits of Highly Effective People has influenced countless individuals and organizations worldwideAand sold millions of copies. Conceding that the earlier books may have been long on theory and light on practice, Covey and his team culled thousands of testimonials for examples of the principles in action. The resulting collection of more than 75 true stories will satisfy the full range of Covey constituents. Though the storytelling is always first-person, the focus is consistently on the underlying principle, reinforced by Covey''s commentary. Handily arranged by situationAwithin individual, family, community, workplace and educational settingsAand varying in depth and power, the stories offer intriguing and provocative lessons. They are mostly brief and often inspiring, but are by no means simplistic; they readily lend themselves to informal teaching and discussion. Some are dramatic and hard to forget: a woman facing a debilitating disease; a convict finding his mission while in prison. Many instructive stories deal with more routine problems, such as how to handle a sullen teenager sensitively or accommodate the needs of an elderly relative. Longer entries from executives of Shell Oil, Olivet College and Alphagraphics, and about the rejuvenation of South Bend, Ind., will appeal to strategic thinkers. This is a Covey classic. Agent, Jan Miller; 20-city TV and radio satellite tour.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Practical applications for Covey''s highly effective people.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Covey''s wife has told him often, he says, that he doesn''t use enough real-life inspirational stories in his motivational speeches and texts. This book strives to rectify that situation. The seven-habits success stories in it are sorted into four big sections labeled "Individual," "Family," "Community and Education," and "Workplace" and, within them, into groups of stories about a particular kind of success--for example, "Seeking Life Balance," "Leading Organizations," and "Building Community." In each story, the particular habits its teller reports using are specified by bracketed insertions, such as "[Habit I: Be Proactive]." Plenty of Family of Mantype photos decorate, and Covey stitches the stories together with commentary. In the 10 years since 7 Habits of Highly Effective People debuted, so ubiquitous has Covey''s self-help system become that it is hard to recall whether terms attached to the habits--such as win-win, synergize, and proactiveare his coinages (we did use proactive before 1989, didn''t we?). No matter, they are now included in the registered trademarks of his Franklin Covey Co., just as the testimonies in this book are copyrighted by Franklin Covey Co. That is, they are all intellectual property of the 4,500-member company, and presumably even the corporate CEOs who testify in the book''s last section better watch what they publicly say about how they stepped up Covey''s stairway to success, or they will be fighting infringement suits. Libraries should get Covey''s newest, but librarians should, perhaps, police their readers''-advisory verbiage about it. Ray Olson


Ken Blanchard coauthor, The One Minute Manager Stephen Covey guides us through a collage of real stories, inspiring us to habitually live by and run our organizations by the simple truths needed for success in today''s rapidly changing world. -- Review

About the Author

Stephen R. Covey is an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, founder of the former Covey Leadership Center, and cochairman of Franklin Covey Co. He has made teaching Principle-Centered Living and Principle-Centered Leadership his life''s work.

Dr. Covey is the author of several acclaimed books, including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which was chosen by readers of Chief Executive magazine as the #1 most influential book of the twentieth century. Dr. Covey''s most recent book, The Nature of Leadership, explores leadership principles through interviews and the lens of a camera.

Among recent acknowledgments, Dr. Covey has received the Thomas More College Medallion for continuing service to humanity, the Toastmasters International Top Speaker Award, Ernst & Young and Inc. magazine''s National Entrepreneur of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and several honorary doctorates. He has also been recognized as one of Time magazine''s twenty-five most influential Americans.

Stephen, his wife, Sandra, and their family live in the Rocky Mountains of Utah.

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