- Audio CD
- Publisher: Franklin Covey on Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (April 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1455893226
- ISBN-13: 978-1455893225
- Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 2.5 x 16.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,723,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
First Things First: Understand Why So Often Our First Things Aren't First Audio CD – Audiobook, 1 Apr 2012
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"USA Today" Covey is the hottest self-improvement consultant to hit U.S. Business since Dale Carnegie. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Stephen R. Covey is an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant and founder of the Covey Leadership Center. He has made teaching Principle-Centred Living and Principle-Centred Leadership his life's work. He is the author of several acclaimed and bestselling books. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
But enough philosophy - this book is definitely worth a serious look. It teaches how to live with honesty and integrity, out of which personal worth is produced. Just don't think about it too hard.
The weakness of this audiocassette is that you will learn the principles behind Quadrant Two Time Management, but not how to do it. As the audiocassette will tell you, you will need to buy the book, study it, and then start doing it. I thought this was so substantial a weakness that I graded the book down two stars for this limitation.
If you are pretty sure you want to use this method, go directly to the book. If you are not sure, listen to this audiocassette. I found a copy in my local library. Perhaps you can, too.
The time management technique here is intended to be a fourth generation of that method of getting more accomplished. The main different is that the goals here are to achieve more balance in your life by having you focus first on doing what is most important to you that will make the most difference. You will plan weekly, and reiterate your planning to learn from your experiences of the prior week.
Quadrant 2 is the area where activities are important, but not urgent. These activities are often overlooked, or are pushed out of the way by urgent activities, including ones that are unimportant.
The time management process is designed to handle all elements of your life, personal life as well as work. An analogy is used to putting big rocks, gravel, sand, and water into a jar. If you start with the big rocks, you can get everything in the jar. If you start in the opposite order, you'll never fit the big rocks in.Read more ›
i like to be an honest human being, so about "FIRST THINGS FIRST" it was a gift i got from a friend in San Antonio tx., and
even knowing that i have not ended the book yet because my job, in the first chapters i had readed i have found many ideas
to increase my succes as well as my productivity in the office, but the most important thing i have found is the real meaning
of the word "share" and this is because i'm starting to learn that i do have to have time for my family as well as for my profession
i do not know whats going to happen when i finish of read this "CLEVER WAY TO SHARE THE MEANING OF LIFE" but i'm sure that at the
end there is only going to be one word to "STEPHEN R. COVEY"............THANKS A LOT
ARTURO ARMENTA V.
Getting the main points out of this abundance is not easy -everything is laboured to death and so the progress is slow, with time spent discussing other non-productive ways and reasons for their limitations - Do I care?
A person or average intelligence would get it from a few bullet-point statements but the book goes on and on - and on...
But that isn't even the worst of it. Reading this book has been one of those 'I could kick myself for buying - let alone reading' experiences.
The complicated nature of its presentation would logically suggest that if this 'method' needs this amount of detail and instruction it is definitely not going to be suitable for anyone who is really busy and really short of time.
There are lists to make , matrixes to fill in, percentages, evaluations...
There are phrases such as win-win agreements, self-directing, accountability, goals, mission, abundance mentality...
Not forgetting the 20 point evaluation of your week!(and no, it isn't 1-10 score system either)
My conclusion: following principles outlined will not make any more time. To get it all 'right' would be very hard, maybe even impossible. Definitely stressful!
Life's complicated enough but after reading this book you'll realise just how much more complicated you could make it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Kindle edition is missing loads of diagrams and worksheets referred to in the text rendering the title virtually useless. Hardcopy of the book is good.Published 5 months ago by Twiggy
Very helpful guide to focus on life's priorities, and schedule adequate time to work towards them. This book has been a big influence on how I manage my time.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
amazing another great book for self employed individuals to. thank you.Published 12 months ago by Barbara
I bought this book on the basis of a blog about Covey which described his decision matrix - urgent/not urgent on the left, important/not important on the right. Read morePublished 17 months ago by J. Still
This book is very good, but ironically I still haven't found the time to finish it.Published 19 months ago by Ryan
Always nice to have a Kindle version of a Covey book for my phone or tablet. However, the only complaint I have about this book is that despite the 'interactive' tag, it omits a... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Three Resolutions Guy