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Living the Seven Habits Paperback – 30 Apr 2000

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (30 April 2000)
  • ISBN-10: 0684858495
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684858494
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Steven R Covey's bestselling The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People may well have changed the lives of the millions of people who bought the book. Here, in Living The Seven Habits, Covey draws together a collection of those successes and lets them tell their stories. The range of stories, taking in a selection of individuals, family situations, difficulties at school, college or in the workplace and high-level, corporate problems, help to explain how "The Seven Habits" have in some way shaped the experiences of the people involved, allowing them to cope with their personal, ever- changing landscapes in order that, however trivial or traumatic their problems may seem to the others, they have not only survived and improved, but have also learned something of lasting value.

Covey's comments and insights after each story help to explain which of "The Seven Habits" came into play and under what circumstances, and add a depth and understanding of the individual situation that enhances and compliments the strategies he uses to overcome problems. Many of the stories are deeply moving, others are inspirational, but what they all have in common is an understanding of the principles that Covey instils in his readers.

An excellent companion volume to Covey's previous works, Living the Seven Habits is an artful testimony to the man who has wooed millions of readers across the globe with his common sense approach to life skills. And for anyone who has not yet encountered "The Seven Habits", this book gives a clever and tempting taster of how things could be. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Larry King

Whether you've read "The 7 Habits" or not, the stories in this book will change your life.

Richard Carlson, Ph.D.

author of "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff..." and "It's All Small Stuff"

This book touched my heart. It will bring to life and help you put into practice some of the most important lessons of being human. Without a doubt, this is another Covey masterpiece!

Jack Canfield

coauthor, "New York Times" #1 bestselling "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series

Once again, Stephen Covey has found a way to touch the lives of every man, woman, and child. This book shares extraordinary stories from people who offer you a look into their extraordinary lives.

Larry KingWhether you've read "The 7 Habits" or not, the stories in this book will change your life.

Richard Carlson, Ph.D.author of "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff..." and "It's All Small Stuff"This book touched my heart. It will bring to life and help you put into practice some of the most important lessons of being human. Without a doubt, this is another Covey masterpiece!

Jack Canfieldcoauthor, "New York Times" #1 bestselling "Chicken Soup for the Soul" seriesOnce again, Stephen Covey has found a way to touch the lives of every man, woman, and child. This book shares extraordinary stories from people who offer you a look into their extraordinary lives.

Richard Carlson, Ph.D. author of "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff..." and "It's All Small Stuff" This book touched my heart. It will bring to life and help you put into practice some of the most important lessons of being human. Without a doubt, this is another Covey masterpiece!

Larry King Whether you've read "The 7 Habits" or not, the stories in this book will change your life.

Jack Canfield coauthor, "New York Times" #1 bestselling "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series Once again, Stephen Covey has found a way to touch the lives of every man, woman, and child. This book shares extraordinary stories from people who offer you a look into their extraordinary lives.

Jack Canfield coauthor, New York Times #1 bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series Once again, Stephen Covey has found a way to touch the lives of every man, woman, and child. This book shares extraordinary stories from people who offer you a look into their extraordinary lives.

Richard Carlson, Ph.D. author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... and It's All Small Stuff This book touched my heart. It will bring to life and help you put into practice some of the most important lessons of being human. Without a doubt, this is another Covey masterpiece!

Larry King Whether you've read The 7 Habits or not, the stories in this book will change your life. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Format: Hardcover
It would be no exaggeration to say that "The Seven Habits" changed my life, and continues to do so. Every time I return to it, I find new insights and renewed inspiration.
This probably means I was expecting a bit too much from "Living the Seven Habits"! "Living the Seven Habits" is ... OK. It consists of various personal stories of people who have incorporated the seven habits into their lives, and the positive effects this has had. For the most part, I found these stories rather trite; the wonderful thing about the original book was that its insights were so universal. The personalization should have made those thoughts even more meaningful but instead left me cold.
Perhaps the most useful section is the Q&A session with Stephen Covey at the end, where he talks about further insights he has gained in the past 10 years.
To anyone who hasn't read any of Covey's work I would say: don't start here. Read "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" and come to this book if you then feel you'd benefit from a more personalised approach.
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If you have read the 'seven habits' book, this captures the practical essence of the habits by visiting people's lives who have experienced them first-hand. The stories are inspiring, some sad, others uplifting, but all have a message that makes you stop and think deeply about the application of the seven habits. If you can stomach the 'American Dream' image portrayed, then these stories are heartwarming and moving. Recommended
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I have to admit that when I first read "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" I recognized its value but was not highly enough motivated to incorporate it into my daily life. Then with the passage of time and particularly after reading Covey's "Principle-Centered Leadership" I came back to it. Yet there was still something holding me back. The missing something was "Living the 7 Habits: Stories of Courage and Inspiration" with its multitude of examples of successful application in real world situations. I needed the encouragement of others to tell me "Hey this is how I applied it; it worked for me; you can do it, too." I feel that I will be most effective by referring to all three books because there is a multiplier effect - the three together are greater than their simple sum.
"Living the 7 Habits: Stories of Courage and Inspiration" is a collection of personal statements in four broad contexts: individual, family, community and education, and workplace. This synopsis is about the person who was appointed change agent of a major company that, with an annual growth rate of 40%, was one of the fastest growing companies in the world. " My goal was to create an organization of fifteen thousand exceptional businesspeople. We assumed that everyone wanted to be an entrepreneur within the company, and we gave them credit for having the brains and initiative to do it. My mission was to change the culture within what is essentially a virtual company. Our corporation had more territorial rivalries than the Middle East. Information was hoarded. Communication was disjointed. Trust and synergy were virtually nonexistent. Suddenly, the competition was all over us, undercutting our prices and courting our customers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Examples make mastering the 7 Habits real. 8 Jan. 2014
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I thought that I didn't need to waste my time reading about other people's lives, until I had more time after getting mine in order. But this book helped me master, not just understand the 7 Habits. Like feet on the ground carrying out what Steven Covey teaches. Awesome read!!!!!!
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Don't pass on this great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to the "7 secrets" series 26 Feb. 2015
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Great addition to the "7 secrets" series, which I think has sound principles of life and relationships that should be taught in high school. Everybody close to starting adult life should know these principles. This way many more families will be thriving, not broken!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Something you can use everyday 29 May 2013
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This book, if you put it into practice, you can use it in your life and not just in your professional life. If you feel like things are getting out of control, grab the book and look back at a chapter that helps.
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Great book!
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