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Stephen R. Covey is an internationally respected leadership authority and founder of Covey Leadership Center. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard and a doctorate from Brigham Young University, where he was a professor of business management and organizational behavior for 20 years. His book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has sold more than 10 million copies and has been translated into 30 languages.

A. Roger Merril, a well-known leader in time management and leadership development, is a vice president and founding meember of Covey Leadership Center. He holds a degree in business management and has done extensive graduate work in organizational behavior and adult learning.

Rebecca R. Merril, a mother, grandmother, homemaker, and accomplished author, has also served in numerous leadership positions in a variety of community, eduational, and women's organizations.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   213
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 5.72" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.99"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Jan 1, 2002
Publisher   Covey
ISBN  1929494629  
ISBN13  9781929494620  

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Stephen R. Covey Over his lifetime, Stephen inspired millions with the power of universal principles. As he traveled the globe many times over, his message was a simple one: for true success and meaning in life, we must be principle-centered in all areas of life. A teacher at heart, he often taught: "there are three constants in life: change, choice and principles."

From the oval office, the board room, community halls and to the school house and family room, Stephen taught the mindset, skillset and toolset found in the 7 habits of Highly effective people, his seminal work. His legacy is woven in the 7 habits, and, just as these habits are universal and timeless, so is Stephen r. Covey, who is admired around the world for his simple, yet powerful, universal, timeless teachings.

Recognized as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey was one of the world’s foremost leadership authorities, organizational experts, and thought leaders.

Covey was the author of acclaimed books, including the international best seller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has sold more than 25 million copies in 40 languages throughout the world. Other best sellers authored by Covey include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness.

Recently released books authored by Covey include Everyday Greatness: Inspiration for a Meaningful Life (2006), The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time (2008), Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times (2009), Great Work, Great Career (2009), and The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life’s Most Difficult Problems (2011).

Millions of people and thousands of clients throughout the world have personally experienced Covey's approach and commitment to teaching universal principles. His approach has been enormously empowering and it transcends differences of every kind--political, philosophical, religious, socio-economic, generational, gender, lifestyle, etc.

Over the years, clients from around the world—including from India, Japan, Korea, Africa, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and beyond—have commented to Stephen Covey that The 7 Habits intimately relate to their culture, country, organization, and family. He responded, "You recognize these principles because they are common to every society that prospers and endures." These universal, timeless principles have stood the test of time with millions of people around the world and will continue to do so in the future.

Stephen Covey passed away on July 16, 2012, with his loving wife, children and their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren present. His legacy to the world is Principle-Centered Leadership and his many contributions will live on through the principles he loved, taught and espoused.

Stephen R. Covey lived in Provo, in the state of Utah. Stephen R. Covey was born in 1933 and died in 2012.

Stephen R. Covey has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Step Ahead Golden Books Workbook
  2. Stories of Courage and Inspiration

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Reviews - What do customers think about First Things First?

Forget Time Management - Manage your Life  Jul 2, 2008
I have read and attended many time management programs. Steven Covey really gets you with this 3rd of his 7 Habits of Highly Successful People (another good buy - do that one first).
Understand your principles and goals as this is not about your time, but the time in your life.
On the audio version he is humourus and entertaining.
For those who like this kind of book...  May 3, 2006
If you think you'd find a lot of unrelated platitudes interesting, then you'll enjoy this book.
Covey is the best!  Sep 23, 2004
Covey stands tall above the rest in a world rife with self-improvement seminars. His practical wisdom can be applied to the workplace, marriage and parenting and truly enhance your life! Covey's strong Christian faith and commitment to family are evident in his philosophies and can only enrich every aspect of the whole person - which is what his 7 Habits are all about. This book touches on his "Begin with the end in mind" and shows you how. Highly recommend!
Profound and Powerful - This program deserves ten stars!  Sep 7, 2004
If you have ever said to yourself:

I have too much to do and not enough time to do it


I can't find the balance between my personal life and work. When I take time from one to the other, it just makes matters worse.


There's simply too little of me to go around


I don't feel in control of my life


Way down inside I have this empty feeling. It's like the song, "Is that all there is?"

First Things First is not just another time management program. Rather, this is a program that connects the investment of time to our deeper priorities in life. The concepts espoused by Dr. Covey are profound, powerful and pragmatic.

Rather than offering you another clock, First Things First provides you with a compass. While other programs teach you harder, faster, and smarter First Things First teaches you direction and priorities because where you are heading is more important than how fast you are going.

Keeping with Dr. Covey's tradition, this program is about effectiveness not just efficiency. But not just effectiveness in your business life, but in your personal life as well.

Great program and highly recommended.

Loved the book and enjoy the audio program  Sep 7, 2004
Stephen Covey unveils a powerful time management systems here that really works. I bought the book and went ahead and bought the cd-audio program as well. I am now getting more done in half the time. Thank you Dr. Covey!

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