Based on his father's bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Sean Covey applies the same principles to teens, using a vivacious, entertaining style. To keep it fun, Covey writes, he "stuffed it full of cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world...along with a few other surprises. " Did he ever! Flip open to any page and become instantly absorbed in real-life stories of teens who have overcome obstacles to succeed, and step-by-step guides to shifting paradigms, building equity in "relationship bank accounts," creating action plans, and much more. As a self-acknowledged guinea pig for many of his dad's theories, Sean Covey is a living example of someone who has taken each of the seven habits to heart: be proactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things first; think win-win; seek first to understand, then to be understood; synergize; and sharpen the saw. He includes a comical section titled "The 7 Habits of Highly Defective Teens," which includes some, shall we say, counterproductive practices: put first things last; don't cooperate; seek first to talk, then pretend to listen; wear yourself out...Covey's humorous and up-front style is just light enough to be acceptable to wary teenagers, and down-and-dirty enough to really make a difference.
About the Author
Sean Covey was born in Belfast, Ireland, and raised in Provo, Utah; he has lived in South Africa, Boston, and Dallas. He is currently vice president of retail stores at Franklin Covey Co., one of the world's leading time and life leadership authorities. He graduated with honors from BYU with a degree in English and later earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. The author of the bestseller "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens," he is a popular speaker to youth and adult groups. Sean and his wife, Rebecca Thatcher, are the parents of five children.
Although the content of the book is undisputably GOOD, the description o fthe item does not clearly state that this is a "MINIATURE" Edition, as long as your finger with only a couple of lines of writing on each page!!!
Disappointed but I only blame myself for not reading properly the decsription!!.
My favourite book of all time!
I have read this many, many times. I can't count them. I was actually wanting to buy another book when I was about 15-16 and found the companion to this one (365 quotes from the book). I took it to my Mum as a joke and she said that it would probably be better than the other one I wanted. So I actually had a look inside it. I read the companion very quickly and was on the look out for the original. I eventually found it and my Mum agreed to by it for me ($35 was a lot for a book I'd never read!). I read it in about two days....
It's such an easy book to read and I still read it now, a few years out of my teens. It is filled with pictures, quotes and stories. It's not just pages and pages of writing, which still doesn't appeal to me!
I would recommend this book to ANYONE. Buy it for yourself, your kids, grandkids. I know it sounds cliche, but it did change my life. :)
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