A legacy work from the multimillion copy best-selling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People -hailed as the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century - The 3rd Alternative introduces a breakthrough approach to conflict resolution and creative problem solving. One of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, Dr. Stephen R. Covey has helped millions transform their lives. In The 3rd Alternative Covey turns his formidable insight to creative problem solving, presenting a powerful new way to resolve professional and personal difficulties and create solutions to great challenges in organizations and society.
The 3rd Alternative transcends the traditional solutions to conflict - my way or your way - by forging a path toward a creative solution - a third option - that is far better than what either party proposes. Covey profiles in this work a wide range of innovative 3rd Alternative thinkers in fields including business, politics, law, education, policing, health, and family. Through stories and examples, Covey tells listeners how to build strong relationships with diverse individuals based on the notion of winning together and demonstrates how this can generate innovative solutions and growth.
Beyond compromise, beyond mediation, The 3rd Alternative represents a radical, creative new way of thinking. Dr. Covey considers this his legacy work - a groundbreaking, but practical work that demonstrates why 3rd Alternative thinking represents the supreme opportunity of our time.
©2011 Stephen R. Covey (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
Haven't finished listening to it yet, about half way through. So far it is okay, would recommend 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by S. R. Covey if you already haven't read it. Just a lot of examples of win win thinking. Main problem with this audiobook is the Narrator. I think he would be good for books of fiction, not with this book. He makes it hard to listen too. Slowly listening to the book despite him, but he makes it difficult. I can only listen to him in small chunks. I would avoid any book narrated by him in the future.
The narrator tried to sound like Stephen Covey but his lows were too low and I found myself adjusting the volume throughout.
Yes. I like the narrators voice because its like I'm listing to a wise man pouring his life knowledge in to my head. It grabs my attention and motivates me -
7 Habit of highly effective people
This book will shatter your ideal of compromise being the best way to handle strong or minor differences.
One of the best teachings of Dr Stephen Covey. The ultimate goal, to create a powerful dialogue that enablea individuals, teams and organizations to genuinely create the third alternative!
Occasional Reader that listens to audiobooks during my daily commute. Thanks Audible.
Covey is an outstanding author. He introduces perspectives that have long term benefit and transition smoothly and with purpose. Loved it.
Lots of good information to reflect on and live by. It would be great to have the main principles printed on a poster to hang on my wall and to send to our leaders.
For me Yes, I do a lot of driving and that is a great time to listen to good books. I listened to this one several times now and each time it moves me to have great hope for overcoming the many difficulties we are creating for ourselves, on every level! It is also a great motivator for me because I recognize the weight and value of living responsible and godly lives: we can do it if we all start waking up to the gifts we have been given and develop them to make our own unique contributions.One problem with the reading of the book is that in the first part there is too much volume difference between soft spoken and louder spoken words. With the road noise it is often hard to hear the softer spoken sections. Later in the book that gets better. I was spoiled by Stephen Covey reading his own books; he has a very steady voice and is easy to hear.Another Seattle Covey Fan.
The Richmond Story, The Palestinian and Jewish musicians, The new way to deal with legal disputes...
In the beginning too much of a loudness difference so some parts of the sentence are hard to understand with road noise. Later on that improved. A slight nuance shift from emotion to excitement might improve it as well.
Always look for the third Alternative
I will listen to it again...
Feng Shui and Interior Design expert
تتضمن معظم الصراعات طرفين؛ فالبديل الأول هو طريقي، والبديل الثاني هو طريقك. ويمكننا من خلال التعاون الإبداعي أن نتوصل للبديل الثالث - طريقنا، وهو طريق أرقى وأفضل لحل الصراع.
"إن حبنا لشخص يعني أن ننظر إليه كما أراد الله له أن يكون، لا كما أريد أنا أن يكون" - دستوفسكي.
عجبتني حيادية المؤلف في طرحه للموضوع وبالذات عندما استشهد في واحده من القصص بمعنى البديل الثالث في الإسلام و هو "الوسطية".
في ديننا وسنه نبينا كل الأخلاق الحسنة ولكننا في بعض الأحيان ينقصنا التفكر والتفكير فيها وفي طريقة استخدامها وتطبيقها على أرض الواقع، الموضوع له بعد عميق جدا.
تفسيرنا وفهمنا لأمور ديننا بالمنطق وبما يناسب عالمنا ووضعنا يسهل علينا تطبيقها وتعليمها والعيش بمضمونها.
خاتمة بموضوع قوي وهو موضوع التقاعد... لم أتوقعت أن يكون له علاقة بالموضوع الرئيسي.
عندما يصل الشخص إلى رئيس أقوى دولة في العالم وبعدها يحال للتقاعد، من وجهة نظري أنه حقق حلمه وجاء وقت الراحة والإسترخاء الدائم، ولكن قصة جيمي ومافعله هو وزوجته كان شي رائع، دورس يجب علينا فهمه جيدا وتطبيقه.
سيكون بإذن الله نقطة تحول في تفكيري وبحثي عن البديل الثالث في كل المواقف التى أمر بها في حياتي.
Yes. As a follow up to Seven Habits, this book is a deep dive on working in a synergistic way. It touches on a lot of the same themes as habits 4,5,6; but gives a specific technique and several strategies for putting it into place.
Unfortunately the text is a bit over-written; Covey's concision is missing and this book could probably be trimmed by about 15%.
Covey has a wide range of examples of his technique and strategies. While most were interesting, some of them were a bit redundant. In my opinion, it would have been better to have more detail on fewer examples.
There was also a good deal of lauding of the technique, which I found superfluous.
Breck speaks slowly, but not clearly. His tone was a bit too dramatic for this text. As the text seemed a bit over-written, Breck's performance underscored these flaws.
It was odd to hear Scott Brick read non-fiction, but he brought an efficiency and weight to "Salt Sugar Fat" that would work wonders here.
I have incorporated Covey's technique in conversation and strategy sessions at work. It has been useful in conflict resolution.
Breck England would be much better doing true crime non-fiction or something with dramatic heft.
Great addition to Stephen Covey 's collection. the concepts and the examples are truly inspiring.
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