Item description for The 8th Habit by Stephen R. Covey...
In the more than fifteen years since its publication, the classic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has become an international phenomenon with over fifteen million copies sold. Tens of millions of people in business, government, schools, and families, and, most important, as individuals have dramatically improved their lives and organizations by applying the principles of Stephen R. Covey's classic book.
The world, though, is a vastly changed place. The challenges and complexity we all face in our relationships, families, professional lives, and communities are of an entirely new order of magnitude.
Being effective as individuals and organizations is no longer merely an option -- survival in today's world requires it. But in order to thrive, innovate, excel, and lead in what Covey calls the new Knowledge Worker Age, we must build on and move beyond effectiveness. The call of this new era in human history is for greatness; it's for fulfillment, passionate execution, and significant contribution.
Accessing the higher levels of human genius and motivation in today's new reality requires a sea change in thinking: a new mind-set, a new skill-set, a new tool-set -- in short, a whole new habit. The crucial challenge of our world today is this: to find our voice and inspire others to find theirs. It is what Covey calls the 8th Habit.
So many people feel frustrated, discouraged, unappreciated, and undervalued -- with little or no sense of voice or unique contribution. The 8th Habit is the answer to the soul's yearning for greatness, the organization's imperative for significance and superior results, and humanity's search for its "voice." Profound, compelling, and stunningly timely, this groundbreaking new book of next-level thinking gives a clear way to finally tap the limitless value-creation promise of the Knowledge Worker Age.
Covey's new book will transform the way we think about ourselves and our purpose in life, about our organizations, and about humankind. Just as The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People helped us focus on effectiveness, The 8th Habit shows us the way to greatness.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.7" Width: 5.1" Height: 1" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Oct 14, 2005
ISBN 1929494831 ISBN13 9781929494835
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More About Stephen R. Covey
Over his lifetime, Stephen inspired millions with the power of universal principles. As he traveled the globe many times over, his message was a simple one: for true success and meaning in life, we must be principle-centered in all areas of life. A teacher at heart, he often taught: "there are three constants in life: change, choice and principles."
From the oval office, the board room, community halls and to the school house and family room, Stephen taught the mindset, skillset and toolset found in the 7 habits of Highly effective people, his seminal work. His legacy is woven in the 7 habits, and, just as these habits are universal and timeless, so is Stephen r. Covey, who is admired around the world for his simple, yet powerful, universal, timeless teachings.
Recognized as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey was one of the world’s foremost leadership authorities, organizational experts, and thought leaders.
Covey was the author of acclaimed books, including the international best seller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has sold more than 25 million copies in 40 languages throughout the world. Other best sellers authored by Covey include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness.
Recently released books authored by Covey include Everyday Greatness: Inspiration for a Meaningful Life (2006), The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time (2008), Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times (2009), Great Work, Great Career (2009), and The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life’s Most Difficult Problems (2011).
Millions of people and thousands of clients throughout the world have personally experienced Covey's approach and commitment to teaching universal principles. His approach has been enormously empowering and it transcends differences of every kind--political, philosophical, religious, socio-economic, generational, gender, lifestyle, etc.
Over the years, clients from around the world—including from India, Japan, Korea, Africa, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and beyond—have commented to Stephen Covey that The 7 Habits intimately relate to their culture, country, organization, and family. He responded, "You recognize these principles because they are common to every society that prospers and endures." These universal, timeless principles have stood the test of time with millions of people around the world and will continue to do so in the future.
Stephen Covey passed away on July 16, 2012, with his loving wife, children and their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren present. His legacy to the world is Principle-Centered Leadership and his many contributions will live on through the principles he loved, taught and espoused.
Stephen R. Covey lived in Provo, in the state of Utah. Stephen R. Covey was born in 1933 and died in 2012.
Reviews - What do customers think about The 8th Habit?
Extremely Disappointed May 12, 2008
I am only rating this book 1 because there is no zero rating.
I have read and enjoyed the 7 habits and First Things First; however this book one ways or another is repeat of same concepts and materials in the 7 Habits book.
Way too long, badly written and too many irrelevant details. In brief I think it's a new many making attempt by S. Covey.
El 8vo Habito May 4, 2008
Good summary of the book. Return to the road after years of read the first Covey book.
Excellent book on CD Apr 24, 2008
This audio book was great. I needed to read this book for work and since I'm pressed with time I thought getting it on CD would be great. I would play it in the car while I'm driving to work. I would also listen and read along with it before I go to sleep. I would definitely by another audio CD again.
Discover the importance of finding your purpose Apr 18, 2008
You may think that the 8th Habit is simply a marketing ploy to wring more money out of a society desparate for someone to show them the way.
That is what I thought when I first heard of the 8th Habit. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was more than that.
The 8th Habit is a philosophical mindset focusing externally on service and how one can serve ones own inner needs by serving the needs of others.
It is a message thousands of years old, whoever desires to lead should be the one of who serves the most. It is a message many modern companies with their focus on profits would do well to heed, especially in an economic downturn.
The story is full of anectdotes of men and women with humble beginnings who became great by putting the needs of others before their own.
A considerable amount of time is spent on the stories of Anwar Sadat and Gandhi, men who paid the ultimate sacrifice, with their lives.
Not the easiest of reads, and if possible, listening to the audio edition can make things easier.
Completely indecipherable Mar 11, 2008
I can't recommend this book to anyone. I was completely disappointed with it. After "The 7 Habits" and "First Things First" this was a real let down. I feel the publishers probably goaded the author to finish this and put it out so they could make money on his reputation.