The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness (Paperback)

From Effectiveness to Greatness

By Stephen R. Covey

Free Press, 9780743287937, 409pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2005

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Description

From Stephen R. Covey comes a profound, compelling, and groundbreaking book of next-level thinking that gives a clear way to finally tap the limitless value-creation promise of the "Knowledge Worker Age."

In the more than twenty-five years since its publication, the classic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has become an international phenomenon with more than twenty-five million copies sold. Tens of millions of people in business, government, schools, and families, and, most importantly, as individuals, have dramatically improved their lives and organizations by applying the principles of Stephen R. Covey's classic book. The world, however, is a vastly changed place. 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 change in thinking: a new mindset, 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."

Covey's new book will transform the way we think about ourselves, our purpose in life, 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.


Praise For The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

"Stephen Covey continues to wow us with his new The 8th Habit. As the world's most respected leadership expert, he builds on the foundation of his bestselling 7 Habits and gives a pattern for life that is passionate, makes a difference and leaves a legacy of greatness."

-- Larry King


"The 8th Habit is a marvelous read, a triumph of the spirit and, in my view, Covey's most important work."

-- Warren Bennis, author of On Becoming a Leader


"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."

-- Horst Schulze, former President and COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company


"The 8th Habit will clearly stand as the crowning achievement of Covey's lifetime of service."

-- Tom Peters, author of Re-imagine!: Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age


"Getting results in large companies is a very rare skill and this book captures how to do it."

-- Kevin Rollins, President and CEO, Dell, Inc.

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