The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens Paperback – Oct 9 1998
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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. (Ages 13 and older) --Emilie Coulter
Jack Canfield and Kimberly Kirberger coauthors of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul A true gift for the teenage soul.
Jordan McLaughlin teenager If The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens doesn't help you, then you must have a perfect life already.
Kristi Yamaguchi U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Gold Medalist An intensive training program for youth to grow and become winners in the competition of life.
Stephen R. Covey author of The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Unlike my book on the 7 Habits, this book by my son Sean speaks directly to teens in an entertaining and visually appealing style (and Sean, I never thought you listened to a word I said). As prejudiced as this may sound, this is a remarkable book, a must-read!
Steve Young Quarterback, San Francisco 49'ers This book is a touchdown.
Dr. Laura C. Schlessinger author of Ten Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives This book has many positive, inspirational, and motivational strategies to help teenagers live up to their potential.
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This means that you make choices based on value. You think before you do something. You know you can't control everything, but you can control the things you do. You should not be reactive, who go off like time grenades.
Beginning with the end in mind
This means that if you plan something and you have a goal, you need to keep on going and going until you reach your goal. A perfect example is The Wizard of Oz. The little girl keeps on going until she finally reaches the good witch Glenda and she comes back to her native Kansas.
Putting first things first
This means that you need to put the most important things first and do them first, but you don't need to rush. In the book there are 4 quadrants: The procrastinator, the Yes-man, the slacker and the prioritizer. Only one is good and that is the prioritizer. The prioritizer puts first things first, and is not urgent.
Thinking WIN- WIN
This is when you think that everybody is equal and nobody is either superior or inferior. WIN-WIN means that everybody can have success.
Seeking first to understand then to be understood
This means that you need to hear what the other person is saying and then would say your reply to whatever he/she is talking about. If you didn't do that, then you then you would cut his/her sentence and think you know what the problem is , but in reality it isn't the problem he/she was thinking about; you just blurt the answer out and he/she doesn't know what to do.Read more ›
The organizational part of the book didn't do me a ton of good, basically because I am pretty well organized and I turn in all of my school work ext. Basically the reason I got this book was to read about the "comfort zone" and things of that sort, so possibly I could be motivated to like some of the activities my parents have forced me in to.
Some of the stuff I read in here is inspirational, and it helps me survive those practices/meetings that I really don't want to be at at all. This book never did actually make me LIKE these parental-forced ordeals, but again, the book helps me survive.
Downfalls? Well, there is alot of teen language in this book which is okay for the normal teen, but for me personally it gets on my nerves after awhile. Also, it is very difficult to read this book from cover to cover, but I cannot say for sure it is one of those books designed to be read that way. The book was only partially beneficial to me because of my extreme circumstances, but maybe if you like your peers a little more than I do, you'll get more out of it. "7 Habits" helped me out to an extent, and I am grateful for owning a copy of it
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Absolutely wonderful book - great for helping your children to see things from another perspective - one that will actually help. Read morePublished 4 months ago by alison
I ordered this book for my 16 year old nephew as he asked me to order it for him. I aprpeciate the fact that he reads many books for his personal expansion.Published 6 months ago by Customer
The book, the audio tape.... all geared toward Teenagers. Absolutely FABuLOUS. The students like them (they're made to feel important and don't get intimidated by the books. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jackie Griffith
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