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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (514 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen R. Covey Narrator: Stephen R. Covey Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9780743583091
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A growing number of extraordinary everyday schools, parents, and business leaders around the world are partnering together to produce inspiring personal leadership qualities and 21st century skills in children.

 

In 1999, the A.B. Combs elementary school in Raleigh, N.C. launched a new leadership program that taught The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to a pilot group of children. The next year they instituted the program school wide; by the end of that second year, the average end of grade score for the school had gone from an 84 to a 94. The school reported significant increases in self-confidence and self-worth in the children, a dramatic drop in discipline problems, and impressive increases in teacher and administrator job satisfaction. More importantly, parents began reporting very positive changes in their children's demeanors, attitudes, and abilities. Students began taking an active interest in the world around them, and seeking out ways to become involved in decision making, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

As news of the school's success spread, more educators and schools around the world began adopting the mantra to "develop leaders one child at a time." Business and civic leaders started approaching and partnering with schools in their communities to provide resources for teacher training and student materials. Each school and family approaches the principles differently, yet they have all enjoyed the same incredible success.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It is essential for students to have these skills to be successful in the future.” 

    Dr. Bill Vogel, Superintendent, Seminole County Schools, Florida

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eugene Vibar | 2/18/2014

    " My model for education reform. I'll be using it to create activities for after-school curricula which can hopefully spread to our established school systems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Vail | 2/11/2014

    " I'm really loving this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ddeniserogers.com | 2/9/2014

    " Milverton Public School is proud to be a LIM school! Love this work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 2/9/2014

    " I would like to teach students and staff the 7 Habits. Wouldn't be great to inspire greatness one child at a time? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nielson | 1/29/2014

    " This was such a great and inspiring book. I had to read this for my school as a part of our training. I felt so inspired as an educator as I read this. I also felt really inspired as a person while I read this. I wanted to make this a way of living because what I read was so good. I want to read the 7 Habits book now too. I love these kinds of self-help, motivating books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 1/26/2014

    " If only I could have found a school such as these for my children I may not have felt the need to home school them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leigh | 1/19/2014

    " An outstanding resource and read for any educator and administrator. I look at this again and again. Would be a great book for a school book club and iniative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hao | 1/7/2014

    " Sept 2009 - I find the idea of empowering the kids and making them the leaders of tomorrow today to be encouraging and motivating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Rueffer | 12/14/2013

    " A great introduction to the Leader in Me framework. Proud to be part of a school that is actively involved in this work. The effects on students and adults can be amazing and life altering for many. Just remember that this is only an introduction. Your journey to success has just begun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hafizuddin | 11/21/2013

    " Ideas in building human in our children and student, Just nice for few chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 11/6/2013

    " Very good! Inspired me to make some changes in my classroom, and personal life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillian | 8/16/2013

    " This book is awesome- would recommend it to anyone in education. My school is becoming a Leader in Me school, and we will be using Steven Covey's 7 Habits to guide our work with children. So excited for next year! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaunti | 5/22/2013

    " Loving it! I wish every school could be this way! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria Ryan | 5/12/2013

    " I wish all teachers would learn Covey's seven habits! This book shows the results of the habits being taught in school systems. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Tipton | 3/29/2013

    " File this under makes me want to go back into the classroom! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheri | 3/17/2013

    " I'm going to implement his ideas in my classroom! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy Downing | 11/25/2012

    " Tons of great ideas that I'll be implementing in the school that I'm opening next year! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 10/22/2012

    " Beginning this program based on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Schools in my school this fall 2010. I'm so excited. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 7/24/2012

    " My school recently became a Leader in Me school, so this was helpful in getting ideas from other schools who have been through the same things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 6/29/2012

    " This is an absolute must read for anyone in education or striving to be a principal or assistant principal. I loved The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and you will love this as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 1/2/2012

    " I read this over the summer and thought it was excellent to teaching your kids the positive in self learning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 8/17/2011

    " Application of the 7 Habits in schools to help develop students into leaders. Great book for anyone in a position to design/redesign a school system. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 7/30/2011

    " This book is an inspirational and motivating book to change the philosophy of a school. Building leaders of our community is what we must do for our future generation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 7/15/2011

    " This sounds like a wonderful program to implement in any school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda Wertel | 1/12/2011

    " Good book. A lot of repetition from the orginial 7 Habits book and the kids' book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 12/21/2010

    " Implementing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens in schools can make our society a better place. Using it in the home is also a step in the right direction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eugene | 10/8/2010

    " My model for education reform. I'll be using it to create activities for after-school curricula which can hopefully spread to our established school systems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hao | 6/14/2010

    " Sept 2009 - I find the idea of empowering the kids and making them the leaders of tomorrow today to be encouraging and motivating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 1/8/2010

    " Beginning this program based on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Schools in my school this fall 2010. I'm so excited. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillian | 11/12/2009

    " This book is awesome- would recommend it to anyone in education. My school is becoming a Leader in Me school, and we will be using Steven Covey's 7 Habits to guide our work with children. So excited for next year! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alise | 10/2/2009

    " Good content, not my favorite kind of book to read. "

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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.