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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (January 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442362812
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442362819
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 5.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,753,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Recognized as one of Time magazine’s twenty-five most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey (1932–2012) was an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author. His books have sold more than 25 million copies in thirty-eight languages, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. After receiving an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University, he became the cofounder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, the leading global professional services firm.

Sean Covey is Executive Vice President of Global Solutions and Partnerships for FranklinCovey and has led the development of most of FranklinCovey’s organizational offerings, including: Focus, Leadership, The 4 Disciplines of Execution, The Leader in Me, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Sean oversees all of Franklin Covey’s International partnerships which cover over 140 countries.

Sean is also FranklinCovey’s Education Practice Leader and is devoted to transforming education around the globe through bringing leadership principles and skills to as many kids, educators, and schools as possible.

He is a New York Times bestselling author and has written several books, including The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, The 4 Disciplines of Execution, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, which has been translated into 20 languages and sold over 5 million copies worldwide. He is a seasoned speaker to kids, teens, and adults and has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows.

Sean graduated with honors from BYU with a Bachelor’s degree in English and later earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.  As the starting quarterback for BYU, he led his team to two bowl games and was twice selected as the ESPN Most Valuable Player of the Game.

Born in Belfast Ireland, Sean’s favorite activities include going to movies, working out, hanging out with his kids, riding his dirt bike, and writing poor poetry.  Sean and his wife Rebecca live with their children in the Rocky Mountains. For more information on Sean, visit SeanCovey.com. Follow Sean on Twitter @Sean_Covey.

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INTRODUCTION

This book contains the crystallized wisdom of one of the great teachers of our time, Dr. Stephen R. Covey.

As a young man, Dr. Covey was expected to to work in his family hotel business, but that wasn’t the path for him. He wanted to make a different contribution—to be a teacher, to dedicate his life to unleashing human potential. “Every human being is precious,” he wrote, “endowed with enormous, almost infinite potential and capacity.”

To that end he studied at Harvard graduate school, became a university professor, and then widened his circle of influence as a consultant to business and government leaders. With the 1989 publication of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, considered by many the most influential book of our time, Dr. Covey had—and continues to have—worldwide impact. This book and his others can be found in home and office libraries literally around the globe.

Not only his teaching but his life reminds us of the power of enduring principles. He was not interested in riding fads or pandering for publicity. His passion was to articulate and teach the unchanging, immutable, and ageless truths of life—truths that apply equally well to professional success and to deep personal satisfaction. He also lived by those truths, as countless friends, family members, and students of Dr. Covey will attest.

Arranged under the decisive principles of life—such as integrity, life balance, vision, and love—the stories and quotations in this book teach those principles in accessible, gemlike form.

Although Dr. Covey has passed from us, we will always have the benefit of his timeless teachings—that truth is truth and is self-evident, that you can’t live without principle and expect the universe to accommodate you, and that your life is a precious one that you can waste in mediocrity or invest in greatness.

—The Covey Family --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Fun to read, inspirational and all good reminders.
John B. Spence
The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen R. Covey is a compilation of Dr. Covey's most insightful, inspiring teachings and sayings.
Harold Cameron
This book is a good collection of his important quotes.
Allan Caeg

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Guerrette on February 11, 2013
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I found that the wisdom and teachings taken out of context of their books was, for me, ineffectual. A list of good things and a list of things that were hard to envision out of context.

Although I would recommend all of S. Covey's books, I would not recommend this one to anyone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John B. Spence on December 12, 2013
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Great recap of a lot of Steven's best ideas. Fun to read, inspirational and all good reminders. Definitely worth reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 9, 2013
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And not sorry that I did. So helpful to read the quotes that Mr. Covey thought were important and to give them consideration. I have this on my kindle and am glad it is in my library. Pick a page, any page and think about what you read. You will be glad you did, too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert Kirk VINE VOICE on January 5, 2013
Format: Hardcover
The world lost one of it's leading figures in self improvement last year and this book is a very good set of his best sentences, paragraphs and thoughts. I thought it was put together well but it was very, very short. The book is only about 150 pages and quite frankly with all the filler pages and black spaces it could have been squeezed in 100 pages. It's still valuable but this book could have been much longer. Any fan of Covey will appreciate the book but it's length and substance will leave you a bit surprised.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chris VINE VOICE on December 31, 2012
Format: Hardcover
The Wisdom & Teachings of Stephen R. Covey is a cool collection of quotes and stories taken not only from his various books but also from speaking engagements, articles, interviews or other materials. The books is divided into chapters focusing on a key principle or segment of life such as Integrity, Leadership, Proactivity, etc.

For those who have previously read any of Dr. Covey's work you will find yourself immediately reminded of the core principles and insights that his works teach. I found myself recognizing a number of the quotes from my readings of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and others. There are a lot of his works that I haven't read and I found quotes and stories from those books ringing just as true and poignant as those I already knew.

For those who haven't read any of Dr. Covey's books or aren't familiar with his work you will likely find familiar advice resonating with you. In some cases this may be due to the fact that many of his principles and teachings have engrained themselves into society. In other cases the seeming familiarity will come because of the simple truthfulness and straightforward nature of the teachings. Sometimes the best advice is the advice that you already knew but didn't realize you knew or didn't know how to articulate.

This book is a wonderful wealth of great teachings and inspiring motivation and thoughts. It would be impossible to boil down all of the great lessons, stories and thoughts from Dr. Covey into a single book but this book comes pretty close and is a great resource for wonderful advice and inspiring thoughts to help make your life better in many ways. This would certainly be a great introduction to Stephen R. Covey for those who don't know his material already and for those who do, this book is a quick batch of well organized notes and snippets of some of his most poignant teachings.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William M. Johnson on January 26, 2014
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Plain simple truths! I have heard a lot about Stephen Covey over years but until now had never taken the time to read one of his books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Happy Shopper! :) on March 10, 2013
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This is simply and beautifully done! I love the writings chosen! Stephen Covey is well known for all the books he has written - especially geared toward the corporate world. I like this compact book, as it is a compilation of his works written in simple format. It is great to pick up and read a chapter here and there! Thank you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alan on January 18, 2013
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For anyone who has enjoyed the Seven Habits book, you will love this book as well. I have it on Kindle.
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More About the Author

Stephen R. Covey is a renowned leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and co-founder of FranklinCovey Co. He is author of several international bestsellers, including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has sold over 20 million copies. He was named one of TIME Magazine's 25 Most Influential Americans. Dr. Covey holds the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair in Leadership at the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

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