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The 8th Habit Audiobook
The 8th Habit
Written by: 
Stephen R. Covey
Narrated by: 
Stephen R. Covey
The 8th Habit Audiobook

The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

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Publisher's Summary

In the more than 15 years since its publication, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has become an international phenomenon. Tens of millions of people in business, government, schools, and families 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 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. 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. 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 of 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". This groundbreaking audiobook of next level thinking gives a clear way to finally tap the limitless value-creation promise of the Knowledge Worker Age.

Covey's new audiobook 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.

NOTE: On the cover and in the introduction, the audio mentions that a free bonus DVD is included. It is NOT included with this audio; however, it is available for free at the following FranklinCovey website: www.StephenCovey.com.

Listen to Stephen Covey's groundbreaking The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

© and (P)2004 FranklinCovey

What the Critics Say

"If organizations operated with Covey's ideas - and ideals - most people would undoubtedly find work much more satisfying." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Aditya Zutshi India 01-16-15
    Aditya Zutshi India 01-16-15

    Operations Department Leader - Procter & Gamble India - Fem Care

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    "Awesome"

    One of the best books I have read by far! It really connects with you and answers most of your questions about leadership and life in whole!

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    Joe Edmonds 01-08-15
    Joe Edmonds 01-08-15

    Joe

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    "I love his the principals he presents"

    I try to live my life by the 7 habits. The 8th habit seemed to rehash a lot of the 7 habits, but seems a little more business driven. Overall I pretty much enjoy anything that Steven covey puts out.

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    R. Lewis San Diego 07-03-14
    R. Lewis San Diego 07-03-14 Member Since 2016

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    "Great Content! A Leadership Must!"
    What did you love best about The 8th Habit?

    The book is similar to the format of the 7 habits, but with a focus on a person's leadership ability and helping others find their voice. The concept is aligned with servant leadership by Robert Greenleaf. The two negatives were that Dr. Covey read it as a slow pace (I listened to it at 1.5x) and that the accompanying DVD is mentioned in every chapter and this was not provided with the download. go to the Stephen Covey Community website, register, and you can get access to the videos for free.


    What three words best describe Stephen R. Covey’s performance?

    Thoughtful, Genuine, Humble


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it was very slow paced. In addition, the concepts in each chapter, I felt, should be contemplated and dwelled upon. If one were to blast through it, many of the enduring truths mentioned in the book would be overlooked.


    Any additional comments?

    Still a must read in my leadership collection, just listen to at a faster pace and find the accompanying DVD's!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra R. Proesch Jupiter, FL 10-08-12
    Sandra R. Proesch Jupiter, FL 10-08-12 Member Since 2007

    Sproe from Jupiter

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    "Covey is always inspiring"
    What made the experience of listening to The 8th Habit the most enjoyable?

    Covey is always inspiring and in an age where many of us are struggling to just get through work each day it is too easy to just be good enough to keep your job. But Covey makes me want to use my mind to accomplish and enjoy my work day. As a motivational speaker Covey is easy to listen to and encourages thought. Not as impactful as Seven Habits, the 8th Habit is still a worthwhile listen.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    More direction to achieve the desired results.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The thing mindset of the industrial age


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but it did make me think.


    Any additional comments?

    There will be no more new Covey so stock up on the existing materials.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip Moorabbin, Australia 05-13-12
    Phillip Moorabbin, Australia 05-13-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "This is a great guide for success"
    If you could sum up The 8th Habit in three words, what would they be?

    This is great timeless advice. I will be listening to this again and again.


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    Leslie United States 01-31-12
    Leslie United States 01-31-12
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    "PARADIGM SHIFT HABIT"
    What did you love best about The 8th Habit?

    The 8th Habit opens doors of thought.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the forward thinking of Steve. He walks-the-talk.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I don't know how to see the videos Steve referenced since I had the AUDIBLE book? This is the ONLY reason I didn't rate


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The first chapter hooked me instantly.


    Any additional comments?

    Can someone please tell me how to get the videos referenced in the audible book?

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    Treva Hendersonville, TN, United States 11-18-11
    Treva Hendersonville, TN, United States 11-18-11

    Love to listen to audios while commuting.

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    "Insightful"

    I enjoyed this audio and it gave me insight especially regarding micromanaging management- a style in the past. An absolute must Listen :)

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    Mijin Seoul, Korea (South) 02-28-11
    Mijin Seoul, Korea (South) 02-28-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Book, yet not as good as 7 habits"

    I loved his previous work - 7 habits of highly effective people,
    I had expected something different, I guess.
    However, generally speaking, I find his book very intriguing, informative, inspiring, thought provoking extremely helpful, and life changing.

    I thought this book would go over the 7 habits again and add on the 8th habit,
    as I had wanted to be reminded again of those,
    but as the title the book focuses on the 8 th habit, apart from a brief mention about 7 habits.

    The 8th habit is about "finding your voice" and "helping others to find their voice".
    You could say it is a bit religious but it still gives plenty of information for you to learn.
    The book was also read by the author, and I quite like his narration, easy to understand and not slow at all.

    I personally think everyone can learn something out of this book,
    [but I only gave a four star as I believe it is not his best work, not as good as 7 habits]
    it was worth the credit.

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    Sandy 11-25-10
    Sandy 11-25-10

    Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.

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    "Try your Local Library first."

    7 Habits was a landmark. This will not carry the OMG response as 7 Habits may have done.
    In some ways this could be an update of the 7 habits. And it will take you a step further. He refers to the point of choice and 'Intelligence' and birthright.
    While it is good to hear Stephen Covey speak , 'hard copy' may be a better way to go. While the 'lighthouse paradigm' shift, may not seem to be present,
    the act of finding your own voice and expressing that is so important even now in 2010.
    Try your local Library first and read the hard copy.

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    Elizabeth Gilbert, AZ, USA 09-04-09
    Elizabeth Gilbert, AZ, USA 09-04-09
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    "Get this before you get the 7 Habits"

    If you like Covey, you will enjoy this book. Having read a number of his books, I recommend this one before the 7 Habits. The 7 Habits are one part of the 8th Habit in my opinion.

    This book is more about finding balance in your life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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