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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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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
Stephen Moore
It was alright. Good reminder to prioritize, something I have seen in numerous books.
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
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
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
Randy Daugherty
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
Good refresher on Covey's method.
Konstantin Root
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 :)
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.
Jan 13, 2008 Jocelyn rated it 2 of 5 stars
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.
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.
Gil Michelini
Excellent summary of Covey's 7 Habits teaching with some enhancements of what has been learned since the book was published.
Amy Leal
A little boring to listen to but some ideas to help gain focus on what's important.
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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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