7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

Stephen R. Covey
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New in paperback the bestselling guide to solving problems - large and small, mundane and extraordinary - that confront families at one time or another.

The long-awaited new book that offers precious lessons in creating and sustaining a strong family culture in a turbulent world.

With the same profound insight, simplicity, and practical wisdom that propelled The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to worldwide acclaim, Stephen R. Covey now focuses on the primary concern of society today - the family.

No family is free from challenges, from its own members or from the outside world. In his latest book, Covey shows how the 7 Habits create a powerful framework of timeless, universal, and self-evident principles that enable family members to effectively communicate about their problems and resolve them. He also shows how families can move from a problem-solving to a creative mind-set, focusing on accomplishing goals and contributing together in meaningful ways.

Sharing insightful, often poignant or humorous experiences from his own life and also from the lives of many families who are striving to live these principles, Covey teaches you how you can:

* become an agent of change in your family

* create a family mission statement - a compelling, unifying expression of shared vision and values

* make family a priority, even in the midst of a turbulent world

* work together effectively to come up with new, third-alternative solutions

* shift your focus from survival (barely making it yourselves) to significance (making a real difference in your family and in the world).

With the clarity and uncommon sense that have already reached tens of millions of readers, Covey demonstrates how the principles of the 7 Habits can be used to build the kind of strong, loving family that lasts for generations.

As Covey says, When you raise your children, you are also raising your grandchildren. He shows that building a strong family is not a matter of nature or nurture, but of choice.

Author bio:

Stephen R Covey is the founder and chairman of the Covey Leadership Centre. He is the author of the number one bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People which spent five years on the NY Times bestseller list. He lives with his wife and nine children in Provo, Utah.

Category: Self-help & practical
ISBN: 9781864488883
Table Of Contents: A personal message

Foreword by Sandra Merrill Covey

You're going to be off track 90 Percent of the time. So


Habit 1: Be Proactive

Becoming an agent of change in your family

Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind

Developing a family mission statement

Habit 3: Put first things first

Making family a priority in a turbulent world

Habit 4: Think win-win

Moving from me to we

Habit 5: Seek first to understand...then to be understood Solving family problems through empathic communication

Habit 6: Synergize

Building family unity through celebrating differences

Habit 7: Sharpen the saw

Renewing the family spirit through traditions

From survival...to stability...to success...to significance Notes


Problem/opportunity index


About the author
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: October 1998
Page Extent: 402
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Self-help & personal development