The 8th habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

The 8th habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

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In the 7 Habits series, international bestselling author Stephen R. Covey showed us how to become as effective as it is possible to be. In his long-awaited new book, THE 8th HABIT, he opens up an entirely new dimension of human potential, urging us beyound effectiveness towards true personal greatness. All of us, Covey says, have within us the means for greatness. To tap into it is a matter of finding the right balance of four key human attributes: talent, need, conscience and passion. At the nexus of these four attributes is what Covey calls voice -- the unique, personal significance we each possess. Covey exhorts us all to move into the realm of greatness -- and he shows us how to do so, by engaging our strengths and locating our powerful, individual voices. Why do we need this new habit? Because the world has changed profoundly since THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE was originally published in 1989. The challenges and complexity we face today are of a different order of magnitude. We enjoy far greater autonomy in all areas of our lives, and along with this freedom comes the expectation that we will manage ourselves, instead of being managed by others.
At the same time, we struggle to feel engaged, fulfilled and passionate. Tapping into the higher reaches of human genius and motivation to find our voice requires a new mindset, a new skill-set, a new tool-set -- in short, a whole new habit.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 1 pages
  • 131.06 x 144.78 x 11.94mm | 99.79g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
  • Riverside, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged
  • 0743517997
  • 9780743517997
  • 206,367

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Kevin Rollins President and CEO, Dell, Inc. Getting results in large companies is a very rare skill and this book captures how to do it. The guidance provided here will prove invaluable for leaders who are trying to drive tighter execution in their organizations. Tom Peters author of Re-Imagine!: Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age I hope Stephen writes a dozen more books. But should he not do so, The 8th Habit will clearly stand as the crowning achievement of a lifetime of service. May millions upon millions the world over read, share, and be moved to firmly grasp the reins of their lives as a result! Steve Forbes President and CEO of Forbes and Editor In Chief of Forbes Magazine Stephen Covey has long been a sure-footed guide to those desiring to better themselves. The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness shows how to climb to the summit of fulfillment and achievement. Horst Schulze Former President and COO of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company For years I have been using the 7 Habits as guiding principles in leading my business. I had to read The 8th Habit. Having done so, I am completely wowed, captured, and empowered. The 8th Habit is a true masterpiece, a must-read. These principles of personal and organizational leadership, when lived, unleash human genius and inspire deep commitment and magnificent levels of service and satisfaction. This book will be my gift to all my associates as required reading for all of my future endeavors. Warren Bennis Distinguished Professor of Management, USC; author of On Becoming a Leader; and coauthor of Geeks and Geezers: How Era, Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leaders Covey's work has influenced millions upon millions of people worldwide. In this book, he takes a huge conceptual leap and introduces us to ideas and practices that will have a profound impact on all our lives. The 8th Habit is a marvelous read, a triumph of the spirit, and, in my view, Covey's most important work. Ken Blanchard coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Customer Mania! Steve Covey does it again with cutting-edge thinking. The 8th Habit is about finding out why you're here and helping others to do the same. Is there a nobler cause? Don't miss this book!"
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About Stephen R. Covey

Recognized as one of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey has dedicated his life to demonstrating how every person can truly control their destiny with profound, yet straightforward guidance. As an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant and author, his advice has given insight to millions. He has sold over 20 million books sold (in 38 languages), and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the No. 1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. His most recent major book, The 8th Habit , has sold nearly 400,000 copies. He holds an MBA from Harvard, and doctorate degree from Brigham Young University. He is the co-founder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, the leading global professional services firm with offices in 123 countries. He lives with his wife and family in Utah.
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