The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

When Stephen Covey first released The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, the book became an instant rage because people suddenly got up and took notice that their lives were headed off in the wrong direction; and more than that, they realized that there were so many simple things they could do in order to navigate their life correctly. This book was wonderful education for people, education in how to live life effectively and get closer to ...


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TitleThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
ISBN9780743269513
Author
Release DateNov 9th, 2004
PublisherFree Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Self Help, Business, Personal Development, Leadership, Psychology
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Reviews The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Stephen
    2011-04-27
    I would like to make clear that David Hasselhoff's appearance in this review should in no way be deemed to imply that I endorse or support his career in any way whatsoever.Thank you for your understanding. FIVE "PRACTICAL" HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLEFirst, a few comments on the seven so-called “habits” identified in the book, namely:1.Be proactive, 2.Begin with the End in Mind, 3. Put First Things First, 4. Think Win-Win, 5. Seek First...
  • Chad Warner
    2009-03-30
    This book explains 7 principles that make a person more effective personally and professionally. Covey shows how a principle-centered, character-based life helps you build the healthy relationships that are key to an effective life. This classic is well worth reading for its perspective and practical advice.ConceptsCorrect Principles: Covey frequently references his Christianity. He says the Habits are based on "Correct Principles" (aka Natural L...
  • Virginia
    2007-09-19
    Ever since I worked at the bookstore at Virginia Tech, I would watch the douchebag* business major undergrads buy this book for their classes and look down upon them, and the book by association, as, well, douchebags.*This is not to say that all undergrad business majors are douchebags. I've met one really really awesome one. Additionally, after working at a major university bookstore, a majority of all undergrad students can be fairly classified...
  • Malbadeen
    2007-10-25
    I think the sign of a great book is when, right inside the cover there is a pull out brochure that encourages you to order more of the authors products - that's some quality shit when you see that.But the book itself, well it has charts: flow charts, boxed charts, circle charts, up and down charts, sideways charts, charts with arrows, charts with triangles and charts with dotted lines.This book uses words like "synergy" and "proactive"....repeate...
  • Manny
    2011-08-11
    - Hon, did you sleep okay? You look kinda weird.- Well, I don't know how to say this...- Yes?- I had this dream where I talked with God.- Was She black?- No, I'm serious! I did! It was, like, utterly real. It was the most real thing that's ever happened to me.The rest of this review is available elsewhere (the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons)
  • Amer Alkharoubi
    2010-11-17
    أول قراآتي لستيفن كوفي كانت "ترتيب الأولويات .. المهم يأتي أولا" !! وبدع قراءتي لهذا الكتاب اكتشفت أنه اصدر قبل الكتاب الآخر بأكثر من ٧ سنواتكتاب العادات السبع كتاب مأصدر عام ١٩٨٩ ولازال يغير في الناس من ذلك الحينمن الكتب التي يجب اقتناؤها و تدريسها ...
  • Pouting Always
    2017-01-03
    An okay book if you don't know how to manage your life it's probably really helpful but if you've thought about how to make yourself more productive or effective a lot of it's intuitive. Also like a lot of these books can only tell you things you have to make the changes yourself which is always the hard part so. This one was better written than most which I appreciate.
  • Salma Fathey
    2012-09-22
    "العادات السبع" أحد أشهر كتابين في إدارة الأعمال، وثانيهما هو "دع القلق وأبدأ الحياة" لدايل كارنيجي.يبدأ كوفي حديثه بالتأكيد على أنه لا يخترع العجلة من البداية؛ كما أنه لم يخترع العادات السبع التي يذكرها في كتابه، لكنه فقط يضعها في منظومة وبترتيب ح...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2013-05-16
    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Coveyعنوانها: هفت عادت مردمان موثر؛ هفت گام به سوی کامیابی؛ تاملات روزانه؛ نویسنده: استیون آر. کاوی؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیستم ماه جولای سال 1997 میلادیعنوان: هفت عادت مردمان موثر؛ نویسنده: استیون آر. کاوی؛ مترجم: گیتی خوشدل؛...
  • Kay
    2007-10-16
    easy to read :) but hard to do :D hahahah
  • Maddie
    2016-07-21
    Thank you Emma for the recommendation - this book so meant so much to me - I will keep the memories and the knowledge with me forever Thank you for being an awesome friend!
  • Nora
    2012-09-14
    I read only the first twenty pages of this book, and that was enough to make me want to gouge out my own eyeballs. It is so repetitive and the author just gives all these ridiculous, impossible analogies that you're supposed to relate to or learn something from. He goes on for pages about himself and his job and his wife and kids. Totally unnecessary. It really is all just common sense stuff that you already know, but preached at you over the cou...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    2016-07-18
    I found this book a bit condescending and with too much of a religious feel to it. It also felt a little insincere and manipulative. I remember that everyone was reading it and swearing by it and that the author must have made millions on seminars and the like, but I found it too close to a cultish mentality and was unsurprised when several adepts of the book later tried dragging me in to pyramid schemes like Amway. Empty platitudes are not reall...
  • Stacey
    2007-08-20
    Oh my Gawd, how much did I hate this one. We had to read this the summer before a freshman college Intro to Business Class - perhaps I read it at the wrong age? When Steven Covey starts talking about his kid mowing the lawn and the motivation behind it...ugh! Needless to say, I only got through about 2 of the 7 habits - I guess I'm not a highly effective person. And I will not be purchasing any of Mr Covey's time management calendar systems eithe...
  • Wafaa Khaled
    2011-10-05
    قويم ،و قوي .قام على ثلاث أسس / نفسك - الآخرين - التجدد :كن فعالاً - ابدأ بالنهاية - ضع الأهم أولاً /النجاح للجميع - افهم أولاً - التناغم /التجدد .1. كن فعالاً : أنتَ تتحكم بحياتك ، و أنتَ الظروف لا الظروف هي أنت . فلا يجبُ أبداً أن ترى نفسك خلال محيطك بل يجب أ...
  • Greg
    2008-07-02
    Inspirational, developmental, and practical -- what a combination! The principles of behavior covered in this groundbreaking and long-respected book are of great worth to anyone seeking success in career, family, or any other aspect of their life. Covey discusses first the actions we must take (or habits we must develop) internally first - getting our heads and hearts right first. These include being proactive, beginning with the end in mind, and...
  • Aya Hassan
    2011-12-26
    النسخه المترجمه كارثه من كوارث الزمانجعلتنى اكره الكتاب واكره المؤلف واكره القراءه بذاتها
  • Tareef
    2011-10-23
    من بين الكثير من كتب التطوير الشخصي التي قرأتها هذا العام، أعتقد بأن كتاب كوفي “العادات السبع” أفضلها على الإطلاق، وهو دروس فعّالة في عملية التغيير الشخصي. الكتاب مادة دسمة للغاية، كما يخلو تقريباً – وحسبما أرى – من سلبيات وعيوب كتب التطوير الشخ...
  • Corinne
    2015-08-21
    I had to read this book for a professional development seminar. Then, I re-read it again, for personal reasons. It’s a book that is rich and dense, but worth the time and energy.The first notion that struck me was ‘the fundamental shift of perception’, which changes our perspective on things in matter of seconds. When I rose above myself and did this, all of a sudden I was not the same person. Quite a few things that I’ve been trying very...
  • Rowena
    2011-11-25
    This book was just alright. I was slightly disappointed as I have had this book recommended to me by countless people so I did expect better. I felt it could have been condensed to a quarter of its size easily.The book was also written in the 80s and I could easily tell (personally, I feel it's in need of a 21st Century update). I did give it 3-stars though because there were parts I found useful and interesting, especially the section about writ...
  • Emma Sea
    2017-01-15
    I'm not able to rate this fairly as a reader coming to it in 2017. This was one of the first "personal development" books, and the other 4 thousand books I've read on the topic all borrow from it heavily. The thing is, they borrow from it, and then make it better in every way: more interesting, more relevant, better writing, more concise writing, better anecdotes and examples.This is a classic, but I don't recommend reading it.
  • فائق منيف
    2012-08-27
    اقتباسات من الكتاب: كوفي: كلما تمكنت من فهم الآخرين فهما عميقا زاد تقديرك لهم وزاد شعورك باحترامهمكوفي: كتابة اليوميات التي تضم أفكارنا وتجاربنا ورؤانا وتعاليمنا تعزز صفاء الذهن ودقتهكوفي: لا توجد طريقة لتثقيف عقلك وتوسيع مداركك بانتظام أفضل من ع...
  • Ann
    2012-07-03
    This is my husband's favorite book. Obviously he is more effective than I am. Dividing my life into squares, writing in those squares the things I have to do, then doing the "most important" may make me effective, but is that my best life? Choosing to do the things that I want to do rather than the things I need to do, adds interest to my existence. If I take the scenic route, and run out of gas doing it, I find adventure, and often meet AAA wrec...
  • Joe
    2016-02-29
    I bought The Seven Habits at a yard sale for $1 with little knowledge of its contents. Years later, when my life dipped to a low ebb of meaning and motivation, I picked it off the shelf in hopes of finding a spark. Inside I found wisdom, compassion, a direct approach and a love of humanity. The result wasn't immediately transformative. The methods and techniques Covey espouses didn't fall into place and turn me into a whirlwind of positive produc...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    2009-01-18
    This book changed how I worked and how I set goals. It isn't the feel-good self-help book it appears. Read again before going back to work in January 2014. I think it's fitting that the first time I read this, I was in grad school and planning for the future, and that I would read it again as I leave behind the career I was planning for back then. Well, somewhat. I'm letting music librarianship go and focusing on being an assistant director in th...
  • ثامر الحمدان
    2015-03-29
    "تتكون شخصيتنا في الأساس من عاداتنا , تزرع فكرة تحصد عملاً , وتزرع عملاً تحصد عادة , وتزرع عادة تحصد شخصية , وتزرع شخصية تحصد مصيراً " **واضح أن الكاتب بذل جهداً بحثياً كبيراً , لكن برأيي سببت كثرة المعلومات الغير مهمة وتفاصيل التفاصيل والتكرار بأن تكو...
  • Ah Med
    2013-11-08
    كتاب رأئع رائع رائعكل صفحة منه تحمل بين طياتها معلومات قيمة ومفيدة!الكتاب عبارة عن تنمية بشرية وسيرة ذاتية وادارة اعمال وادارة الذات والكثير !افضل مافى الكتاب انه ليس كغيره من الكتب التنموية التى قرأتها.. الكتب الاخرى تحدث تغييرا ظاهريا من حيث طري...
  • C C
    2015-05-22
    1. Sunday Morning Cocaine Binges 2. Sex with the Ecuadorian Nanny, Consuela 3. Cheating on Second Wives 4. Telling Homeless Pete You Don't Have Any Money While Rattling the Change in Your Pockets As you Walk By Him and Smile 5. Cremating Mother Before She's Dead. 6. Entrusting Your Children's Welfare to a String of Jamaican Ladies 7. Removing the Children of Your First Marriage from the Will. There you have it, folks, a list of the actual "7 Habi...