Everyday Greatness: Inspiration for a Meaningful Life (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Oct 10, 2006 - Self-Help - 464 pages
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Every issue of Reader's Digest features a story that exemplifies people living to their best, often through adversity and challenge. This collection of inspiring stories, the best from the Reader's Digest archives, are brought together with pertinent commentary from Dr. Stephen Covey to become an inspiring and life-changing resource for anyone who wants more from life. The format lends itself to either serious study or more casual perusal.

Topics include: Searching for Meaning, Taking Charge, Starting Within, Creating the Dream, Teaming with Others, Overcoming Adversity and Blending the Pieces.

Includes some of the world's best known and loved writers, leaders and celebrities. Only from Reader's Digest could such a broad and deep collection of writings be collected and assembled into this cohesive work.

  

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User Review  - pratalife - LibraryThing

meh.. goody goody readers' digest tripe. I put this book down in disgust after about 3 pages. I can't stand the little paragraphs after each passage that belabour the most obvious points. Mind numbing... Read full review

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User Review  - afish - LibraryThing

Great Quotations and inspirational readings for everyone who seeks meaning and purpose to their life. A self help book that is easy to read and apply, this book contains quotations that can be used as personal mottos, attach to e-mail signatures or beginnings of speaches. Read full review

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Contents

Searching for Meaning
1
Contribution
3
Charity
24
Attention
43
Taking Charge
59
Responsibility
61
Courage
83
Discipline
101
Vision
181
Innovation
201
Quality
221
Teaming with Others
245
Respect
247
Empathy
268
Unity
286
Overcoming Adversity
305

Starting Within
119
Integrity
121
Humility
145
Gratitude
163
Creating the Dream
179
Blending the Pieces
371
Afterword
431
Notes
437
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Recognized as one of Time magazine's twenty-five most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey was an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author. His books have sold more than 25 million copies in thirty-eight languages, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. After receiving an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University, he became the cofounder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, the leading global professional services firm.

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