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Focus: Achieving Your Highest Priorities

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The Focus workshop presents an engaging and inspirational learning experience and will change your life in ways you never thought possible.

With this audiobook, you will begin a process and journey to a new way of thinking about personal and professional focus and accomplishment. You'll learn how to identify -- and focus -- on the tasks and priorities that matter most so

Audio CD, 3 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Franklin Covey (first published January 1st 2003)
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Stephen Moore
Aug 11, 2013 Stephen Moore rated it really liked it
It was alright. Good reminder to prioritize, something I have seen in numerous books.
Книга, несомненно, будет хороша для тех, кто впервые слышит словосочетание "тайм менеджмент" (управление временем), т.е. для полнейших чайников.

Если вы читали основную книгу Стивена Кови ("Семь навыков высокоэффективных людей"), то в "Фокусе" вы не найдёте абсолютно ничего нового - всё уже было сказано в "семи навыках".

Книга - транскрипт одноименного тренинга С.Кови и С.Джонса. Всё, о чём они говорят в течение почти 3 часов (аудиверсия книги), можно без особых потерь информации свести к трём к
Kendel Christensen
Jun 16, 2011 Kendel Christensen rated it liked it
Three and a half stars. It doesn't present anything new from the time management section of his 7 Habits book (far superior). One quote stood out, though:

“Every man gives his life for what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, and so they give their lives to little or nothing. One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it…and then it’s gone. But to surrender who you are and to live without belief is more
Хорошая и полезная книга, но всё же должен признать, что она не из лучших книг на данную тему. Мне больше понравилась книга Бодо Шефера "Искусство управлять своим временем" - и Брайана Трейси "Точка фокуса" -

Последние книги более чёткие, лёгкие и в то же время системные, а также несут в себе заряд «волшебного пинка».

Хотя должен признать, что эта книга тоже достойна прочтения. Рекомендую её читать для разминки перед
Randy Daugherty
Aug 01, 2012 Randy Daugherty rated it liked it
This was a short read, often referring to The 7 habits book.
There were some helpful suggestions as to outlining your day and weeks, but to much focus on selling Franklin Covey system to make this interesting.
Why they describe their system as working for every company , it wouldn't work in the industry I'm currently in based on our companies situation at present but would be interesting to see it put to the test.
Over all it offered up some useful tidbits but over all failed to be as good as other
Jan 23, 2015 Sue rated it it was amazing
Listened to this book on a drive back from a tough day of meetings - it was exactly what I needed to focus myself. I've long looked for an appropriate solution to organize and integrate both my personal and professional life in one place. This seems to provide the building blocks and tools to move forward with that. It will be interesting to see how I progress through these next 21 days in this effort. I can say with certainly, that as is typical with Mr. Covey's writings, his analysis and insig ...more
Simon Kulkov
May 18, 2016 Simon Kulkov rated it really liked it
Можно смело читать 60% книги и загружать методичку с официального сайта. Но оставшаяся часть рассказывает нам как пользоваться бумажным органайзеров Франклина-Кови и карманным компьютером или аутлуком (только не это, подобная информация уже не релевантна).
Интересен по сути квадрант важности, роли и приоритизация.
Aug 16, 2012 Dogdaysinaz rated it liked it
Shelves: heard
I picked "Focus" up at the library and realized it was not a book but a program. It alternates between Covey's narrative and a live program.

The audio program is a good refresher for those who have been through the program, and maybe even for those who are just trying to pick up some tips for dealing with a never-ending to-do list. However, this audio program was a bit dated.
Konstantin Root
Oct 10, 2011 Konstantin Root rated it it was amazing
Great introduction to Stephen Covey time management system that is mostly based on Franklin principles.
In 3h this audio seminar touches all main subjects and allows person that is not familiar with it start using it in day to day life right away.

If you haven't read about it (or Franklin principles or GTD) - do it today and it will be one of best 3h that you could spend this year :)
Apr 10, 2015 Ayeshah rated it it was ok
I really wanted to love this! I really really want to be more focused, and bought the audiobook thinking its a BOOK, silly me! Well, it's not a book! it turned out to be a recording of a workshop with Stephen Covey interrupting the recording between different sections. You can also download the workshop handouts from audible which is neat, but I would have skipped if I knew it's not a real book
Jan 13, 2008 Jocelyn rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: No one
Listened to this as an audio book during commuting. It was ok, but really didn't provide the direction I was hoping for. The most detailed part was really just about how to use your Franklin Covey planner. More of a sales tool than a book that really added value for me.
Gil Michelini
Nov 08, 2012 Gil Michelini rated it it was amazing
Excellent summary of Covey's 7 Habits teaching with some enhancements of what has been learned since the book was published.
Stephen Floyd
Mar 05, 2015 Stephen Floyd rated it really liked it
Favorite Quotes: "Importance, not urgency, should drive your life." "Time Management is an oxymoron - time can't be managed, it marches on."
May 05, 2011 Stasha rated it it was ok
Shelves: business, audiobooks
There were some good points but it felt more like an infomercial for the Franklin Covey time management system. And they were using the paper version not an electronic version.
Mark Manderson
Aug 02, 2015 Mark Manderson rated it liked it
Although outdated, still highly applicable. Gives some great tools to change your focus which leads to a higher productivity.
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Good refresher on Covey's method.
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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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