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"In this presentation, I introduce the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - 7 habits that are used consistently by people who achieve desired results. In The Common Denominator of Success, E. M. Gray stated, 'Successful people have the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do. They don't like doing them either, necessarily, but their disliking is subordinated t...more
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FIVE "PRACTICAL" HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

First, a few comments on the seven so-called “habits” identified in the book, namely:

1.Be proactive,
2.Begin with the End in Mind,
3. Put First Things First,
4. Think Win-Win,
5. Seek First to Understand, then to be understood,
6. Synergize,
...more
Manny
- Hon, did you sleep okay? You look kinda weird.

- Well, I don't know how to say this...

- Yes?

- I had this dream where I talked with God.

- Was She black?

- No, I'm serious! I did! It was, like, utterly real. It was the most real thing that's ever happened to me.

The rest of this review is in my book What Pooh Might Have Said to Dante and Other Futile Speculations

Chad Warner
Feb 10, 2013 Chad Warner rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chad by: Jeff Disher
This book explains 7 Habits that can make a person more effective personally, professionally, and in family life. Covey shows how to build the healthy relationships that are key to an effective life. This classic is well worth reading for its perspective and practical advice.

Concepts
Correct Principles: Covey frequently references his Christianity. He says the Habits are based on "Correct Principles" (aka Natural Law) found in Judeo-Christian scriptures and common to major religions.

P/PC Balance:...more
Malbadeen
Nov 30, 2010 Malbadeen rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: people that don't think Stephen Covey has enough money
I think the sign of a great book is when, right inside the cover there is a pull out brochure that encourages you to order more of the authors products - that's some quality shit when you see that.

But the book itself, well it has charts: flow charts, boxed charts, circle charts, up and down charts, sideways charts, charts with arrows, charts with triangles and charts with dotted lines.
This book uses words like "synergy" and "proactive"....repeatedly
This book has "application suggestions".
This...more
Virginia
Sep 25, 2007 Virginia rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Anyone
Ever since I worked at the bookstore at Virginia Tech, I would watch the douchebag* business major undergrads buy this book for their classes and look down upon them, and the book by association, as, well, douchebags.

*This is not to say that all undergrad business majors are douchebags. I've met one really really awesome one. Additionally, after working at a major university bookstore, a majority of all undergrad students can be fairly classified as douchebags. Jebus.

Consequently, I never picked...more
MJ Nicholls
Apr 14, 2013 MJ Nicholls marked it as getting-even  ·  review of another edition
One of the most-highlighted books on Kindle, proving that human beings thrive on snappy buzz-quotes written by middle managers like David Brent who partake of the music of M People and Steely Dan Kool & The Gang, and whose souls were long ago vacuumed out in a boardroom somewhere during a PowerPoint presentation. Regard:

What you are shouts so loudly in my ears I cannot hear what you say.

This incoherent drivel has the most highlights. Regard the faux-profound self-importance of the “cannot”...more
Amer Alkharoubi
أول قراآتي لستيفن كوفي كانت "ترتيب الأولويات .. المهم يأتي أولا" !! وبدع قراءتي لهذا الكتاب اكتشفت أنه اصدر قبل الكتاب الآخر بأكثر من ٧ سنوات

كتاب العادات السبع كتاب مأصدر عام ١٩٨٩ ولازال يغير في الناس من ذلك الحين

من الكتب التي يجب اقتناؤها و تدريسها وقراءتها بين فترة وأخرى وخاصة أوقات التخطيط والتغيير

رائع ويفتح لك مجالات وأفكار لم تكن لديك أي فكرة عنها أو كانت غائبة عن ذهنك

باختصار .. لو عاد بي الزمن ، سأقرأ هذا الكتاب كأول مادة أقرأها بعد تعلمي للقراءة
Leili Taeb
I don't think it is necessary to read the book cover to cover. But I definitely suggest flipping through the pages and reading the main points.

The book uses the famous quote by Aristotle "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit" and suggests that we should turn good acts into habits.

Then the book introduces 7 critical habits that can help anyone to have more success and happiness in life.

Here are the habits:

1- Be Proactive
(Principles of Personal Vision)
2- Begi...more
Salma Fathey
"العادات السبع" أحد أشهر كتابين في إدارة الأعمال، وثانيهما هو "دع القلق وأبدأ الحياة" لدايل كارنيجي.

يبدأ كوفي حديثه بالتأكيد على أنه لا يخترع العجلة من البداية؛ كما أنه لم يخترع العادات السبع التي يذكرها في كتابه، لكنه فقط يضعها في منظومة وبترتيب حتى يسهل استخدامها.

يؤكد كوفي على أهمية التغيير الداخلي للفرد، لأن الإنسان لن يتغير إلا إذا أراد هو ذلك، كما يؤكد على المفاهيم الدينية والأخلاقية للإنسان في العمل والحياة. أصبت بالاستغراب نوعا ما نظرا لاهتمامه بالعنصر الديني المسيحي اليهودي، إذ يشتهر مع...more
Wafaa Khaled
قويم ،
و قوي .

قام على ثلاث أسس / نفسك - الآخرين - التجدد :
كن فعالاً - ابدأ بالنهاية - ضع الأهم أولاً /
النجاح للجميع - افهم أولاً - التناغم /
التجدد .

1. كن فعالاً : أنتَ تتحكم بحياتك ، و أنتَ الظروف لا الظروف هي أنت . فلا يجبُ أبداً أن ترى نفسك خلال محيطك بل يجب أن تبحث عن نفسك ، كيف هي من دون هذا المحيط ، و كيف ستكون لو كان المحيطُ مختلف ؟

قم بتوسيع الدائرة من حولك لتتعرف على نفسك . اقطع وعوداً صغيرة لأصدقائك في البداية و حاول أن تلتزم بها ، لتعتاد على صغيرها و توفي بكبيرها . حوّل تساؤلك : لماذا حد...more
Kay
easy to read :) but hard to do :D hahahah
طريف
من بين الكثير من كتب التطوير الشخصي التي قرأتها هذا العام، أعتقد بأن كتاب كوفي “العادات السبع” أفضلها على الإطلاق، وهو دروس فعّالة في عملية التغيير الشخصي. الكتاب مادة دسمة للغاية، كما يخلو تقريباً – وحسبما أرى – من سلبيات وعيوب كتب التطوير الشخصي ..
يعرض المؤلف في كتابه الضخم – 500 صفحة – معالجة شاملة ومتكاملة وواضحة المبدأ من أجل حل المشاكل الشخصية والمهنية.
هناك ثلاث أفكار أساسية, تشكل القاعدة التي ينطلق الكتاب منها نحو رسالته:
الإنسان يملك حرية الإستجابة تجاه المنبهات
طريقة النظر للمشكلة قد تكون...more
فائق منيف
اقتباسات من الكتاب:

كوفي: كلما تمكنت من فهم الآخرين فهما عميقا زاد تقديرك لهم وزاد شعورك باحترامهم

كوفي: كتابة اليوميات التي تضم أفكارنا وتجاربنا ورؤانا وتعاليمنا تعزز صفاء الذهن ودقته

كوفي: لا توجد طريقة لتثقيف عقلك وتوسيع مداركك بانتظام أفضل من عادة قراءة الكتب القيّمة

كوفي: الصور الصغيرة من العطف واللباقة مهمة للغاية

جونسون: لا يمكن أن تكون هناك صداقة بدون ثقة، ولا ثقة بدون صدق

إيمرسون: عندما تصرخ في أذني لا أسمع ما تقول

كوفي: إن البداية الحقيقية للتأثير تحدث عندما يستشعر الآخرون تأثرك بهم

كوفي: ا...more
Greg
Inspirational, developmental, and practical -- what a combination! The principles of behavior covered in this groundbreaking and long-respected book are of great worth to anyone seeking success in career, family, or any other aspect of their life. Covey discusses first the actions we must take (or habits we must develop) internally first - getting our heads and hearts right first. These include being proactive, beginning with the end in mind, and putting first things first. These constitute the...more
Jan-Maat
Mar 12, 2013 Jan-Maat added it  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Pilgrims who think that vanity fair is no vanity
Recommended to Jan-Maat by: A course tutor
This was recommended reading following on from a course and I found it to be an odd mix of the homely and the disturbing.

On the whole it's probably the dogmatic air of absolute certainty that I find disturbing, that and the way he describes how he reduced his son to tears over keeping the garden in good order. Reading this book is rather like having a very one-sided conversation with a particularly earnest and opinionated drunk who isn't shy to jab you in the chest with a fore-finger to underlin...more
Stacey
Oh my Gawd, how much did I hate this one. We had to read this the summer before a freshman college Intro to Business Class - perhaps I read it at the wrong age? When Steven Covey starts talking about his kid mowing the lawn and the motivation behind it...ugh!

Needless to say, I only got through about 2 of the 7 habits - I guess I'm not a highly effective person. And I will not be purchasing any of Mr Covey's time management calendar systems either, thank you very much.
Aya Hassan
النسخه المترجمه كارثه من كوارث الزمان
جعلتنى اكره الكتاب واكره المؤلف واكره القراءه بذاتها
شمس الدين
يعطينا هذا الكتاب مبادئ اساسية لمن يريد ان يكون فاعلا ً في هذه الحياة
ما يجعلني اقبل علي قراءة تلك النوعية من الكتب خاصة الكتب الاجنبية ( ليست كل الموضوعات طبعا لان هناك اشياء تبيع الهواء ) و ان احكم عن مثيلاتها العربية اننا للاسف الشديد نتكلم من واقع قراءة الكتب الاجنبية مع حرفية اعادة صياغتها و بعد التجارب الهزيلة نوعا ما في الحياة العامة ...ما نفعله هو مجرد تعريب لا معايشة صادقة , لا اريد المبالغة و لكن فعلا اشعر ان كتاباتهم مبنية علي اولا ممارسة فعلية حفيفية لتلك الاسس الانسانية التي يصيغونه...more
Mohammad
قرأته بالعربية ، أتصور أن من يقول أن "ستيفن كوفي " هو نبي أمريكا الجديد ، يستخدم تعبيرا مجازيا يكاد يتجه نحو الحقيقة
الكتاب مملوء بالحكمة، وهو من الكتب التي غيرتني
Bushra Omar

في كتابة المراجعات لكتب التنمية البشرية، أحب أن ابدأ بآخر ما أضافه الكاتب!، و السبب في ذلك كثرة الحديث عن "لحظية" النتائج بعد قراءة الكتب من هذا النوع، و الحقيقة أن هذا الأمر لا يسيء للتنمية فقط، بل يشمل حتى الملتقي الذي وضع نفسه خارج دائرة الاستفادة والتغيير، و في هذا الحديث الكثير من الحق، كما فيه عدم الفهم

يختم ستيفن كوفي كتابه بهذا المقطع : [ أنا شخصيًا أصارع الكثير مما رويته لكم خلال هذا الكتاب، ولكنه صراع مثمر و ذو قيمة.. و هو يعطي معنى لحياتي و يمكنني من الحب وتقديم الخدمات وتكرار المحاولة...more
Jenny (Reading Envy)
This book changed how I worked and how I set goals. It isn't the feel-good self-help book it appears.

Read again before going back to work in January 2014. I think it's fitting that the first time I read this, I was in grad school and planning for the future, and that I would read it again as I leave behind the career I was planning for back then. Well, somewhat. I'm letting music librarianship go and focusing on being an assistant director in the library, and also to figuring out what the next...more
Tatiana
Excellent system for getting more out of life and becoming more who we want to be. Like any such system, it can only work to the extent that you put it into practice, but consistent application of its principles does generate positive change. I find this book to be excellent on re-reading as well. It never fails to inspire me with hope and determination. We really do have enormous amounts of power to change our lives, far more than we usually realize. Showing us that power, and how to put it to...more
Tiffany Alaine
Mar 05, 2008 Tiffany Alaine rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to improve their life and the lives of others.
A wonderful book! Stephen Covey is amazing! It's wonderful to think that such awesome things can come from the mind of one person.

It has been a great reminder to me that I need to progress as much as possible in this life, and live a life based on truth, values, and correct principles. ANd that multiple people working together can do a *lot* more than the equivalent of what they can all do working alone.

We have the choice to live a happy and productive life, or not. We don't need to blame other...more
Beth
Jul 18, 2008 Beth rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: folks looking to increase their productivity
When I told someone that I had just finished "7 Habits", they remarked, "Covey sets a very high bar." I guess I hadn't thought about it that way, because I was too busy flogging myself for all of the time that I was wasting on what he referred to as Quadrant 1 & 3 activities.

Aside from reading the book, I also borrowed each habit on cd from the library. The audio recordings were released recently (within the last 3 years) and I felt that they really helped to distinguish the material. The bo...more
Najla Al-bluwi
على الرغم من ان مواضيع تطوير الذات والاداره لا تستهويني ابد الا انني اعترف اني قد استفدت من هذا الكناب
مما استفدت من الكتاب:
1. اهمية المبادرة ...لا تتنتظر الاخرين ليغيرو واقعك ...بادر انت
2.عند الشروع في اي عمل اجعل الهدف نصب عينيك...عندما تشعر ان العمل الذي تقوم به او موضوع النقاش حاد عن الهدف الذي تسعى له توقف وراجع هدفك
ومن ثم اكمل
3. الانسان يسامح الاخرين على اخطائهم التي وقعت بسبب العقل ولكن لا يسامح اخطاء القلب
4.كن شجاعا وتعلم ان تقول كلمة لا لمن يريد ان يضيع وقتك
5. اشحذ المنشار وذلك عن طريق...more
Rowena
This book was just alright. I was slightly disappointed as I have had this book recommended to me by countless people so I did expect better. I felt it could have been condensed to a quarter of its size easily.The book was also written in the 80s and I could easily tell (personally, I feel it's in need of a 21st Century update). I did give it 3-stars though because there were parts I found useful and interesting, especially the section about writing a mission statement for oneself. I guess this...more
Noha Basiouny

أعتقد أن الكتاب مثلما يقول مترجمه يختلف عن بقية زملائه من نوعية هذه الكتب ، حيث يعمد إلي إيجاد الإرادة الحقيقية للانسان من خلال تمسكه بقيمه وأخلاقه وتعاليم دينه ، علي الأقل ذكر أن لا شئ سيتحقق إذا لم يكن عند الانسان إرادة حقيقة وبذل في سبيل هذا الشئ جهد يستحق أن يذكر ، دون أن يتدخل قانون جذب الأشياء ويسرع بتحقيقه له من دون جهد!
Hajar
Apr 05, 2012 Hajar marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-finished
قرأت منه ١٥١ صفحه ، شعرت بأني أفتقر لتلك الروح التي كانت معي لما كنت أبحث عنه لذا سأتوقف حتى أستعيد تلك الروح .
Nora
I read only the first twenty pages of this book, and that was enough to make me want to gouge out my own eyeballs. It is so repetitive and the author just gives all these ridiculous, impossible analogies that you're supposed to relate to or learn something from. He goes on for pages about himself and his job and his wife and kids. Totally unnecessary. It really is all just common sense stuff that you already know, but preached at you over the course of pages and pages of utter nonsense. For exam...more
Steve
I borrowed this book from the library and I liked it enough to buy my own copy.

Unlike other self-help books, there is no flim-flam here. Right at the beginning of the book Covey tells readers that none of his advice will work unless the reader works, hard. At the end of the book Covey reveals that he struggles with his own advice.

If you are an amotivated person who starts things and who does not finish them, this book will not give you a trick to make sticking to a plan easy.

What this book tells...more
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Stephen Richards Covey was the author of the best-selling book, "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People". Other books he wrote include "First Things First", "Principle-Centered Leadership", and "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families". In 2004, Covey released "The 8th Habit". In 2008, Covey released "The Leader In Me—How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One...more
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