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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.
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Critic Reviews

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

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Inspiring from the first chapter

If you study these concepts you will have great insight into what motivates people to move, take action. These are tried and true principles that will work in your favor if you apppy them

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Finally able to finish!

I have tried twice in my life to read this book and its printed version. Each time, I got hung up on the very fact of the repetition of so much of the seven habits in this book.
listening to this book is certainly the way to go. Dr. Covey extends the competencies of his former book well with the 8th Habit.
do yourself a favor, however, don't listen to The 8th Habit very soon after initially being exposed to the seven habits.

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Great audio book

Wish all world leaders lived by the principles introduced and discussed in this book. I'm going to share this with my friends and family.

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True Paradigm Shift

This is a great book and it sums up the 7 habits perfectly. It gives you a good perspective on the 7 habits and how to incorporate that in your personal and professional life. These habits are universal and we are all capable of learning, acknowledge, and apply these principles in our own lives. My wish is for everyone to at least be exposed to these materials.

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Much too long.

Although there were several "Ah ha" moments sprinkled in, this 14 hour epic is at least 7 hours too long.

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Excellent book!!!

This book is empowering, inspiring, a masterpiece!!!
Like 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, it brings new awareness using principles that are very old and tried and true. Beautiful work.

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Slow book

struggle to listen and finish this book just not interesting enough to keep reading it.

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Timely (yes even in 2016) Practical advice.

If you could sum up The 8th Habit in three words, what would they be?

Timely, Practical, Helpful.

Have you listened to any of Stephen R. Covey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I read the 7 Habits and the 8th Habit is defiantly not a re-hash of the same material. The 8th Habit stands on the same foundational principles, but it stands on its own.

What did you learn from The 8th Habit that you would use in your daily life?

Not to wait for my Company to change, "be the change you want to see".

Any additional comments?

Don't let negative reviews of this book throw you off, I almost did and it is apparent that these people did not listen to the book or know anything about the 7 Habits. It is unfortunate that there are people who specialize in only giving negative reviews for no apparent reason other than boredom.

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Love Covey's work!

I love his work. I feel like it is so applicable and important that I need to listen to it again! This is a book to listen to every year!

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A MUST read

This is one of the best leadership books I've read ever. A true masterpiece! It will change your persoective on the role of a leader.