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Having been a fan of Dr. Covey's work for many years, I regret to say that this audio program is just a total waste of time. As other reviews have stated, there is absolutely nothing new here.
Maybe I was expecting too much - I really felt that this beautifully assembled package could perhaps offer new insights on Covey's 7 principles, but, no that was not to be. Yes, the production values are reasonable, but it's the content that disappoints.
The whole presentation consists of a Focus seminar presented in a very dry monotone, with occasional 'consulting' type overviews by Covey, only mildly raising the boredom level. I think with this one, 'you had to be there'.
For the very first time I have had to force myself to listen to a Covey product all the way through, repeatedly shaking my head in despair. There is nothing in the least inspiring about the content or delivery. It certainly would not make me wish to sign up for Covey's 'Focus' seminars.
I think the only way to make this a value for money product would be to bundle it with a Franklin planner at the same price. Avoid at all costs.
75 of 78 people found this review helpful
There is nothing at all new here. Just a rehash. Don't waste your money, in my opinion.
In addition this is merely a teaser for a Workshop, as is stressed many times during the presentation. My first real disappointment from Audible.
81 of 86 people found this review helpful
This is a disappointing regurgitation of other Covey materials which are best covered in the 7 Habits and First Things First. The format of this audio is a workshop which is presented by Steve Jones who, although billed as a master facilitator, sounds pretty prescriptive and judgemental in places. The promotion and importance of being values driven is great but the solicitation of personal values requires skilful facilitation and was not covered to sufficient depth. Stephen Covey only features in sound bite clips, this was disappointing, my recommendation is don?t bother with this audio. The 7 Habits are worthy of the iconic status they enjoy and even the 8th Habit is worthy but the planning issues covered here are best delivered in a real workshop or in the Book First things First.
26 of 28 people found this review helpful
This audio book was a let down. A few points:
1. It is not an audiobook but rather a recording of a lecture, so I felt hard done by having to pay for something which isn't even a book.
2. Because it is a recording of a workshop at times it is hard to follow what they are saying as you can tell they are referring to things you can see.
3. The narration is extremely monotone and at times when the audience speaks you can't hear them.
4. I am an avid planner already with my week, month, day and two month planners but I feel like they take it to the extreme a bit.
Overall not my cup of teah and quite unhappy with my experience.