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The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness | [Stephen R. Covey]

The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

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 audiobook of next level thinking gives a clear way to finally tap the limitless value-creation promise of the Knowledge Worker Age.
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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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    Treva Hendersonville, TN, United States 11-18-11
    Treva Hendersonville, TN, United States 11-18-11 Member Since 2011

    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.

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    Rohan BuninyongAustralia 09-07-07
    Rohan BuninyongAustralia 09-07-07
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    "8th Habit"

    This , in my oppinion, is the base on which people should make decisions and make lifestyle choices. It takes alot of dedication to instill into your everyday routine, but that is where it is realistic. There are no quickfix answers to changing or promoting youself, it is a constant and continual process. Otherwise you are not being honest to the most important aspect, yourself

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bhavesh Reisterstown, MD, USA 08-02-07
    Bhavesh Reisterstown, MD, USA 08-02-07
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    "A good read..."

    It was a good read... Especially through audible..i could now burn a CD and then do a 'CD read' instead of flipping through the pages..

    though I'd not compare the effect the ' Seven Habits...' had on me as a late teen...or a young guy..as to this one...where I am rightnow 34..

    I think reading a book and capturing from it (and getting inspired) has a lot to do with your age and your mental status... i was one of the lucky youngsters to have read ' Seven Habits...' at that young age..and it shaped me very well..helped me correct myself..today i'm doing much happier ..with myself... and 8th habit just confirms the importance of 'principle b ased leadership', integrity, and being useful to others...which I have learnt by now!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dave 08-04-05
    Dave 08-04-05
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    "The 8th Habit"

    I could take it or leave it. He has good stuff to say for the most part but the book seems a bit dated around the tech boom days. The book did not seem as clear and consise as some of his others. I kept trying to get though this book but it just did not give me much of a reason to keep coming back to it. I think I ended up listening to about 3/4 of it and gave up.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Richard White Haslemere UK 01-21-08
    Richard White Haslemere UK 01-21-08 Listener Since 2004

    Author 'The Accidental Salesman Networking Survival Guide'

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    "Disappointing"

    I am a big Covey fan and I was very disappointed with this work. It was no where need the standard of his previous works. I did not listen to more that 30 minutes as I got bored. I normally listen to audio books all the way through (and I normally go for the unabridged versions).

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    J. Weber Wauwatosa, WI 05-18-06
    J. Weber Wauwatosa, WI 05-18-06 Member Since 2003
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    "Lots the same"

    I purchased this audio book because I loved 7 Habits. I was dissappointed with this one because so much of it was a re-hash of the 7 Habits book. There is some new material, however not as much as I would have cared for and even a lot of the real world examples were copied from the first book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Cincinnati, OH, USA 11-01-05
    Cheryl Cincinnati, OH, USA 11-01-05
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    "Not much new"

    I didn't really care for this book. I didn't think there was much more content than the 7 habits book. Also, Covey did the reading of the book himself. He should have spent the money to hire someone. He can't say the word "picture" and really mispronounced "ensign" and a few others.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful

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