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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen R. Covey, Rebecca R. Merrill, A. Roger Merrill Narrator: Stephen R. Covey, Rebecca R. Merrill, A. Roger Merrill Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 1994 ISBN: 9781442304956
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The updated edition of the Stephen R. Covey classic that has sold millions while launching the time management revolution—now with a new Introduction from the author.

An astonishingly successful blockbuster whose ideas formed his first “habit” of The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, First Things First continues to change the way readers organize their lives. Traditional time management suggests that working harder, smarter, and faster will help you gain control over your life, and that increased control will bring peace and fulfillment. But Covey and his coauthors, drawing on the first real breakthrough in time management in years, apply the insights of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to offer new solutions to the daily problems of struggling with ever-increasing demands of work and home. Rather than focus on time and things, they emphasize relationships and results, favoring effectiveness over efficiency. Offering a principle-centered approach, First Things First empowers readers to define what is truly important, to accomplish worthwhile goals, and to lead rewarding and balanced lives. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “If The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was the best personal development book of the ’80s, and I believe it was, First Things First is my front-runner for the ’90s. My graduate students are studying The 7 Habits. First Things First takes up the hard and practical questions they are now asking. It will be a great resource.” 

    David Davenport, president, Pepperdine University 

  • “Time management gives us the tools but First Things First delivers us to a place where we can make the right choices; fueled by a powerful vision of a life lived as a legacy—a life of enduring meaning. This book is the ultimate legacy! Covey and the Merrills lovingly show us the way to create lives enriched by goals and personal vision so that we may each become living tapestries of fulfillment.” 

    Melody Mackenzie, coauthor of Managing Your Goals and president, Alec Mackenzie’s Time Tactics 

  • “Finally—a book on time management that goes beyond the simple quick fixes of behavioral engineering. A book that connects the investment of time to our deeper priorities in life. Both inspirational and practical, First Things First is a priority reading.” 

    Charles A. Garfield, PhD, author of Peak Performers: New Heroes of American Business 

  • “If you liked reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, you’ll love reading First Things First. Steve Covey’s principle-center approach to time management does indeed provide the reader a ‘compass’ for what is truly important in life.” 

    Nolan D. Archibald, chairman, president, and CEO, Black & Decker Corporation 

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About the Author
Author Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey (1932–2012) was a renowned leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and cofounder of FranklinCovey Co. He was author of several New York Times bestsellers, including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has sold more than twenty million copies. Named by Time magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential Americans, he held the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair in Leadership at the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

About the Narrators

Rebecca A. Merrill has served in numerous leadership positions in community, education, and women’s organizations. She is the coauthor of Connections: Quadrant II Time Management, and assisted Stephen R. Covey on The 7 Habits Highly Effective People.

A. Roger Merrill, co-founder of the Covey Leadership Center (now FranklinCovey), has more than forty years of experience as a line manager, senior executive, executive coach, consultant, and teacher. Roger is the author of Connections: Quadrant II Time Management, and coauthor of The Nature of Leadership and Life Matters: Creating a Dynamic Balance of Work, Family, Time, and Money.