This is a book about organizational excellence, but with a key difference than most others on the same subject: Covey believes that the foundation of organizational excellence is personal excellence. The seven habits he describes in great detail are tools leading to that goal. They can be applied in nearly every situation in our lives, and, if successfully practiced, will help us to improve our lives at home, work and play. A word of caution, though: the book may not be for everybody; you have to be willing to face yourself honestly and courageously, and apply the seven habits daily, in order to become more effective.
At over 7 hours, it would seem that this material would not be easy to remember, but, I was pleasantly surprised. I had listened to a one tape version, but, the ideas and examples were even better in the full version. Some things I already did, but, after listening, will do even better now that I understand why. The full version gives you a good basis for applying the 7 habits.