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The 7 habits of highly effective people. Habit 7, Sharpen the saw
Covey, Stephen R.
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Publication Information:
Provo, UT : Franklin Covey, [2006]

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1 audio disc (approximately 72 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
"Based on the analogy of a man too busy cutting down trees to pause and sharpen his saw, this habit helps you see the importance of renewing your most valuable asset--you"--Container.
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Compact disc.

"The habit of renewal"--Container.
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Audiobook on CD


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BF637.S8 C6826 2006 Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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World-renowned expert in leadership & organization, Stephen R. Covey presents an in-depth look at habit number 7 of 'The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People', 'Sharpen The Saw'. Filled with never before released material, this CD includes insightful examples of the author's trademark teaching style.


The saw is you - and you can't be sharp or effective unless you take care of yourself. The organization expert urges listeners to recognize the importance of taking time regularly to take care of ourselves physically, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and mentally.

Author Notes

Stephen R. Covey was born on October 24, 1932, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received a degree in business administration from the University of Utah, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a D.R.E. from Brigham Young University. He was a teacher and administrator at Brigham Young University. In 1983, he founded the Covey Leadership Center, a training and consulting concern.

He wrote numerous books on leadership, personal and organizational effectiveness, and family and interpersonal relationships. His best known book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic, first published in 1989. His other books include Principle Centered Leadership; First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, and to Leave a Legacy; Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People; Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families; The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness; and The 3rd Alternative. He received the Thomas More College Medallion and the Utah Symphony Fiftieth Anniversary Award in 1990, and the McFeely Award of the International Management Council for contributions and service in 1991. He died from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident on July 16, 2012 at the age of 79.

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