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The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teenagers Paperback – 16 Aug 2004

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; Reissue edition (16 Aug. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743252527
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743252522
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 180,592 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a touchdown. --Steve Young, NFL Hall of Famer and Super Bowl MVP"

Teens face many challenging issues and It s great that "7 Habits" is now available to help direct teens towards positive living. --Michael Phelps, 22-time Olympic Medalist and Founder of the Michael Phelps Foundation"

If you are a teen, or know someone who will be one, have them read this book. It will help them establish a pattern for dealing with change, disappointment and even success. It is truly a powerful, life changing book. --Derek Hough, Emmy Award winning choreographer"

A recipe for teenage success! --Dominique Moceanu, 1996 US Olympic Gold Medalist, Women's Gymnastics and New York Times bestselling author, Off Balance"

" Like father, like son maybe a cliche, but Sean has proved it to be true. Sean is as effective as his father in providing directions to teens so that their lives become meaningful. Sean's "7 Habits" is a book every teenager should read and emulate."--Arun Gandhi, president, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute"

Unlike my book on the 7 Habits, this book, by my son Sean, speaks directly to teens in an entertaining and visually appealing style (and Sean, I never thought you listened to a word I said). As prejudiced as this may sound, this is a remarkable book, a must-read! --Stephen R. Covey, Sean's dad, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and cofounder and former vice chairman of Franklin Covey Co."

"Growing up isn t easy, but with the help of Sean Covey s book, young adults can learn to navigate through this awkward time and come out on the other side as a highly effective adult."" "--Erin Gruwell, Founder of Freedom Writers Foundation and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Freedom Writers Diary"

I wish I'd had this book when I was a teen. --Shannon Hale, New York Times bestselling author of Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy and The Goose Girl"

I have long been a fan of Stephen Covey and his book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People." In fact, I liked his principles so much that we teach it to our players in the off-season as leadership principles. When I saw Sean s book on "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens," I was excited to have another weapon to take our players and culture to a higher level. Whether you are a teen or not, you should read this book! --Anson Dorrance, University of North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer coach, 22 time national collegiate champion"

I highly recommend the simple, straight forward advice provided in "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" book to teenagers, young adults, and their parents. You ll hear new perspectives on how to improve your relationships and leadership skills that will positively impact your life, resulting in greater happiness . And more than that you will be able to do it and be successful at anything you choose to do. I have personally read it and practiced the timeless principles with my daughters. --Diana Thomas, U.S. vice president of training, learning & development, McDonalds Corporation"

Fifteen years ago Sean Covey wrote a powerful book that taught teens that they had the ability to choose their behavior but not the consequences. The decisions that teens make could change their lives forever! Every young person should read "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens." It's a must read for all my students! --Salome Thomas-El, award-winning educator and author"

The younger you are when you set your direction and goals and learn the tools that help you get there, the better off you will be. This book defines what it means to succeed and is a must-read for every young adult! I only wish someone had shown it to me during those most formative years of my life! I recommend it to anyone! --Chelsie Hightower, professional dancer, Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance"

Sean's book helps teenagers to become climbers rather than campers, to live with a goal in mind, and to confront obstacles with a no barriers mindset. He urges young people to Make Your Life Extraordinary and provides a pathway which will get them there. In a world with so many distractions and temptations, the guidelines he provides are invaluable to a purposeful and successful life. --Erik Weihenmayer, blind adventurer, speaker, author, and filmmaker"

"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" has made it easier than ever before for teens to navigate through life! If you want to live a life of contribution, set and achieve extraordinary goals, and stay focused and organized, practice every habit in Sean's book. It will help you become who you want to be. --Julie Morgenstern, author of Organizing From the Inside Out for Teens"

I would highly recommend Sean Covey s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" because it teaches whoever reads it how to set goals, get organized, prioritize, make good decisions, and most of all, to help build good character. Take it from me they are all the things that will help them achieve success in their lives. Sean does a great job with the book. --Jimmer Fredette, Naismith/ Wooden award winner, NBA player"

Had my son had the chance to grow up, I know this book would have been a great guide and given him the tools he needed to navigate his way through life. If you are lucky enough to grow up, make mistakes, and learn from them, having someone like Sean guide you with this book is a truly a gift. --Maya Thompson, founder of The Ronan Thompson Foundation"

This is an easy-to-understand book full of interesting stories. I really related to Sean s personal story about the fear of performing in front of people since I am violinist. I m sure teenagers around the globe will be able to relate as well. --Emily Inouye, age 14"

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" gives you new insight into the meaning of being powerfully successful. It teaches the importance of setting goals and sticking to them in order to achieve your dreams. --Picabo Street, National Ski Hall of Fame, former member of the US ski team and Olympic gold medalist"

What? Sean Covey wrote a book? You ve got to be kidding!! --Sean s high school English teacher"

I used one of the stories from your book in a speech I gave at leadership camp and it helped me to be elected governor! Thanks Sean Covey!!! --Leisy Oswald, age 16"

The best way to make it happen in your life is to make the right choices as a teen. "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" lets teens see themselves as the principal force in their lives, regardless of their background or current walk of life. --Stedman Graham, founder of Athletes Against Drugs, New York Times bestselling author of You Can Make it Happen and Identity: Your Passport to Success"

The inspiring examples from real-life problems that teenagers like myself deal with every day, and their experiences and situations, have helped me make lifesaving decisions. I highly recommend this book to any teenager. --Jeremy Sommer, age 19"

For a professional athlete, winning basketball games is important but winning at the game of life is even more important. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" provides a game plan for teens to become team players with their teammates in life, their families and friends. It presents strategies for becoming a better all-around person and elevating individual skills. --Sheryl Swoopes, four-time WNBA champion, three-time MVP, NCAA champion, and three-time Olympic gold medalist"

Today s teens are the future leaders of our families, communities, and nation. "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" teaches them the value of hard work, setting and achieving goals, and taking responsibility and initiative, all of which are characteristics of effective leaders. --Michael O. Leavitt, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services"

I have been juggling family, school activities, friends, and after-school responsibilities. When I read "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" it helped me become a more organized person. I used a lot of the cartoons to help me remember stories and examples. --Joy Denewellis, age 18"

Stephen Covey must be rightfully proud of his son Sean, who absorbed his father s lessons well. Those who wish to avoid the temptations and devastation of drugs, including alcohol, would be wise to implement The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens." Written for teenagers, this book is an indispensable tool, helping young people make the right choices, while growing up in the chaos of today. I wish there had been a book like this for those of us who grew up in the sixties. --Candace Lightner, president of We Save Lives and founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving"

Motivation is only a part of the game of life. Self-discipline and self-control are key in making your dreams a reality. This book offers all the tools you need as a teen to be a champion in life. --Mia Hamm, FIFA's Women's World Player of the Year, former member of the U.S. women's national soccer team"

Sean s can do examples remind me of how important it is to make the most of what I have. I play a lot of sports, though I m not a big kid. This book helped me realize that I have to rely on my speed and my smarts if I want to reach my goals. --Brent Kuik, age 15"

Powerful but not parental an important message delivering much more than good advice, it offers true direction to teens living in a challenging, complex world. Covey offers sound, time-tested direction without sounding preachy or parental . . . packaging unquestionable wisdom into a friendly, approachable book that will inspire trust and encourage teens to follow their hearts, rather than simply follow the group. --Patrick S. O Brien, author of Making College Count"

If The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" doesn t help you, then you must have a perfect life already. --Jordan McLaughlin, age 17"

We all have dreams in life we want to achieve and we can reach these dreams if we re willing to always give 100 percent. This book is an intensive training program for youth to grow and develop so they can become winners in the competition of life. --Kristi Yamaguchi, U.S. Olympic figure skating gold medalist"

" The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" is a winner! In my years of coaching young people, we learned together that working hard, setting goals, and having a clear vision of your dream enables you to be successful, even when you lose. --Lou Holtz, former head football coach, Notre Dame University and University of South Carolina, sports analyst for ESPN" --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

Sean Covey is Sr. Vice President of Innovations and Products at FranklinCovey, a world renowned organization devoted to helping individuals and organizations achieve greatness. Sean graduated from BYU with a degree in English and later earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. As the starting quarterback for BYU, he led his team to two bowl games and received numerous honors. He is the author of Fourth Down and Life to Go, and the international bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, which has sold over three million copies and is translated in over 15 languages. He is a popular speaker to youth and adult groups. Sean and his wife Rebecca live with their kids in the Rocky Mountains.

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Format: Paperback
This is one amazing book; my parents had the original 7 habits (of highly effective people by Sean's dad Stephen) but they got this book for me. It manages to put all the points across wonderfully well whilst still being worth reading for the humour alone (I'm 17 years old by the way). In fact this book is so good I came to this page to order one for a friend's birthday! Every teenager should read this book.
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I got this book for my 15th birthday. When I saw it I asked my dad "Are you implying something by this?" as a joke. He just smiled and told me to read it. I'm so glad I did. I read it in two days...and already my whole viewpoint has changed. I'm in the process of redoing my life. Thanks to Sean Covey for writing a book that understands teens. The only one so far I have read. If you know a teen or a parent of a teen PLEASE give them this book because it'll help them so much.
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I came to this book through a series of emotional literacy sessions for adults, organised by my daughter's school. I am a parent and a qualified executive coach.

The temptation for us as parents is to assume that we know it all; we've been there, done it and made plenty of mistakes so our children don't have to. As practicing coaches, we are perhaps in greater danger of assuming we are `all knowing'. Not only do we have our own life experience to draw on, we are equipped with lots of techniques to help our kids to get it right by working things out for themselves. In reading this book, as parent and coach, I was struck by how easy it is not to put our theories into practice when it comes to our closest relationships. Much of the book is common sense stuff we sort of already know. Unfortunately, even as knowledgeable adults we need to have it spelled out, to spend time actually thinking about it and even more time putting it into effect.

The book tackles some meaty issues pertinent to teenagers, such as relationships, sex, addictions, family background etc. in a way that is both rational and empathetic. It acknowledges that in life we have to tackle some difficult stuff and have to work hard at creating a fulfilling life. However the book gives many tools to assist in this process and sources of further assistance.

In my opinion, the book is excellent! My only (very minor) criticism is that some of the language and anecdotes are rather American, which could slightly alienate a wider audience. However, this book is not aimed at me. Our teenagers are probably very familiar with American culture and comfortable with the language used. I will seek my daughter's opinion when she has read the book.
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Whilst this book is written for teenagers, it equally applies to adults. It is written in plain english, is easy to understand and full of pictures/stories. Most of all its FUN to read. It is like reading a textbook without evening knowing it!! It covers habits that we all need to develop - whatever age we are -taking responsibility for our lives, defining what you want to do in your life, prioritising, adopt a win-win attitude, listening to people, working togehter and taking care of yourselves. I loved it - would recommend it to teenagers, their parents, trainers or just anyone looking for self development.
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This book is the best book ever! It really is a bible! The language is so easy to understand and you can easily apply all the advice and tips to real life teenage situations.
This book has taught me how to be a better person and be confident with myself. It's easy reading and is broken down into readable sections. There are cartoons and 'Baby Steps' to help you quickly apply and start using the information.
I would really really really reccommend this book to everyone. Even skim reading, this book will give you everything you need to change your life for the better. From helping you get on with your parents to being anything you want to be, this book has it all!
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By A Customer on 12 May 2001
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This book is possibly the best book I have ever read and makes complete sense to me and my teenage brain. Before having the pleasure to read this this book I thought things were going ok in my life, they were, but I hadn't anticipated how much better they could get and how much more of a person I could be. The seven-habits make perfect sense and give you a feeling of discovery which you know that others havn't experienced. Perky little annimations and real-life stories keep your mind awake and assures you that this stuff really does work. It's not a book that you read once and stuff it in a box under your bed, it's a book that you can read over and over again and each time you can pick up something that you might of missed last time around. It helps you to communicate better with other people and view their mistakes and your mistakes in a different light. There's lots more to this book that I'm sure I havn't wrote about but that doesn't matter, read it yourself coz it's a great piece of work and just feel sorry for the others that havn't read it. John Walker aged 14 and a bit.
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I picked up this book merely because I had heard a lot about the seven habits of highly effective people. I don't think I really expected to learn anything from it. I guess I was, and still am really, the archetypal know it all teenager who doesn't need any help with anything. However, this book shows you life strategies that really do work. Some of the things in it are so simple that you wonder why you never thought like that before. This is a great book for teenagers, because we are often probably more likely to listen to a book than to a person.
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