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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: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781442351080
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We only get one chance to prepare our students for a future that none of us can possibly predict. What are we going to do with that one chance?

The world has entered an era of the most profound and challenging change in human history. Most of our children are not prepared, and we know it.

Parents around the world see the change and know that the traditional three Rs—reading, writing and arithmetic—are necessary, but not enough. Their children need to become far more responsible, creative, and tolerant of differences. They need to increase their ability to think for themselves, take initiative, get along with others, and solve problems.

Business leaders are not finding people whose skills and character match the demands of today's global economy, including strong communication; teamwork; analytical, technology, and organizational skills—young people who are self-motivated, creative, and who have a strong work ethic.

How will we bridge this ever-widening gap? The Leader in Me is the story of a growing number of extraordinary schools, parents, and business leaders around the world who are preparing a generation of children to truly lead their own lives and meet the great challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

The Leader in Me shows how easy it is to incorporate these skills into daily life. It is a timely answer to many of the challenges facing today's young people, businesses, parents, and educators—one that is perfectly matched to the global demands of the 21st century.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hao | 2/17/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lenore | 2/15/2014

    " I read this book. I could not find myself putting it down. You learned how an elementary principal from A.B Combs Elementary took Stephen Conveys book of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and implemented it into the school. The results were outstanding and this books is helpful not only for schools but for parents as well. It mentions other schools adapting this concept of Leadership, honesty/integrity, teamwork, interpersonal skills, self-motivation, strong work ethic and the list continues. Before reading this book I would suggest you read "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". I am working backwards. This author is amazing and I have bought three other books from him and will post them as I read them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 1/30/2014

    " As a teacher and a parent, I found this book inspiring. It is common sense, as are all of Covey's books. There is no magic in the principles he teaches, just truth. Children, as well as adults, can benefit from his shared wisdom. The book is well written and engaging; an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ddeniserogers.com | 1/24/2014

    " 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 Maria Ryan | 1/16/2014

    " 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 Scott L. | 1/12/2014

    " I was somewhat disappointed. I don't know what I was expecting from this book as a teacher, but I have read Covey's Seven Habits for Effective People and am really interested in implementing them at our school. I found this book was not really what I thought it was advertised to be - this is more of a "here's what worked for these people - but you have to find what works best for you..." book. Still, I think it worthwhile to read after you have learned the seven habits - but read before, it seems more of an advertisement than a book on leadership. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheri | 1/10/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda Wertel | 1/9/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aruna Kumar Gadepalli | 12/18/2013

    " I am reviewing this book after rereading the book. Quite an interesting book. Those who are interested in the education particularly school going kids, should read this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tamlynn | 11/25/2013

    " Had some very good ideas, some of which I will use with my kids and family, but I just lose respect for books that use the terms "paradigm shift" and "synergy." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr. Balcom | 11/22/2013

    " Listened to the abridged audiobook then read the full length text. Lots of great ideas for this school year! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Rueffer | 8/13/2013

    " 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 Natalie Oaks | 7/18/2013

    " I like the concept!!! I am going to read the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Families to see how they correlate with one another. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 7/14/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaunti | 7/8/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 3/24/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 3/9/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/28/2013

    " This was good for me to read because of my position at my children's school and as prep for a seminar I was attending, but I think for most it would be better to just read The 7 Habits for Families. It is mostly about why and how to implement 7 habits into a school curriculum. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Lovejoy | 11/10/2012

    " I just happened to see this book at Barnes & Noble when I was looking for a book I might want to buy with the gift card Craig--my husband--gave me for my birthday. What a treat! It complements so well with what we want to do at Esperanza with Invitational Education and Glasser's Quality School. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabriella Dorrity | 11/4/2012

    " So far this is a very insightful book. As a teacher it makes you think a hundred times over and as a parent it inspires you to bring greatness to your children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillian | 10/14/2012

    " 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! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 9/25/2012

    " I thought this book would give me ideas of how to use this program in my class but it was more of an advertisement for how it can be helpful. It is impressive to read about how much the schools have improved but I wish it would give more information about how they did it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alise | 8/18/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hafizuddin | 6/17/2012

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

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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.