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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.

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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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    Boyd Tschaggeny 06-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Finding Yourself Through Principles and Boredom"

    If you are looking for a book to help you find meaning in your work and personal life, consider this book. Mr. Covey conveys many well-known principles in a way that will cause you to evaluate who you currently are and who you strive to become. It was a great refresher of the principles that Mr. Covey taught in The Seven Habits. However, it's just that. A refresher. Don't buy this book expecting a revelatory insight on what he forgot from The Seven Habits. Rather, his is more of the same and functions like a review course.

    As someone who has read The Seven Habits, this book was a struggle to finish at times. There were many times when I was convinced that he had plagiarized his previous work. There were many other times when I felt like he was padding the book out. Why is The Seven Habits and The Eighth Habit about the same size? Fluff. The Eighth habit has a lot of fluff, such as supplementary movies and a rehash of The Seven Habits. I liked this book, but I really wish that it was half the size.

    I'm exhausted thinking about this book. There's something draining about reading it and thinking about it. I think I deserve the literally equivalent of candy (i.e. Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc). Or maybe I just need actual candy. Or.... why not both?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steven King USA 09-12-17
    Steven King USA 09-12-17 Member Since 2017
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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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    Gregg E Miller 08-15-17
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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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    Michael Greene 05-08-17
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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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    captemp 03-20-17
    captemp 03-20-17
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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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    Justin Baker 02-28-16 Member Since 2016
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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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    Ronenbn 02-27-16
    Ronenbn 02-27-16
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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.

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    Willy Strohmeier Brighton, CO, United States 01-05-16
    Willy Strohmeier Brighton, CO, United States 01-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Just could not get into it"
    Any additional comments?

    I forced myself to listen to a few chapters of this book, maybe about 2-3 hours. I skipped a few chapters looking for something interesting and with substance. This book was nothing like the 7 habits. This stuff was just too esoteric, too out there. This book is more about relationships, spiritual intelligence, becoming a balanced person, finding your own "voice" and helping others find their own voice. Not my cup of tea.

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    Jason 05-28-15
    Jason 05-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Worth the time"

    Good read, but I felt like most of book was more of an overview of the 7 habits. I didn't come away feeling rejuvenated and with a new sense of purpose this time around like with the 7 habits. Still, it was worth the time and I do recommend it. If nothing else, it served as a good reminder and call to action.

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    Mark Anderson 02-18-15
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    "Life Changing"
    What did you love best about The 8th Habit?

    Follow this book with dedication and you can drastically improve you life and the lives of those around you:)


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    10/24/07
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    "The 8th Habit"

    This book makes frequent mention of numerous short videos which illustrate the points riased in the book and apparently come on a DVD with the printed version of the book. These videos are available to view, free of charge on Stephen Covey's website: http://www.stephencovey.com/8thHabit/8thhabit.html

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  • Leon
    Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
    8/10/06
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    "8th Habit and the gaps for the 7 habits filled."

    I loved this audio book, it filled in all the blanks I felt were in the 7 habits and addressed the change in culture over the last 10 years. I use techniques learned here (long term techniques) in my long term strategies all the time as a manager. I suggest buying the book too if only to get the free DVD that is mentioned repeatedly in the audio book. The book also has some diagrams that only make sense in print but these are only a couple and dont spoil the impact of this excellent book. This is a must read! (listen)

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    Dorchester, United Kingdom
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    "Content poor"

    In brief: lots of academically good sounding words and no real underlying content. doubtful about effectiveness of author's writing skills - as whatever he wishes to say could be said perhaps in 30 minutes, then why waste 14 hours audiobook!! returned back under Audible's generous return policy after first few chapters only - thank god only waste of time and not money.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gary
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    3/15/13
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    "Too long, not enough information."

    I gave the 7 habits 3 stars due to taking forever to get to any point, this takes the wait to the next level. Avoid this and pick up a book that you can flick through if you really want to see what's in this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ross
    Faversham, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Disappointing given how good 7 habits is"

    Although I am a fan of Stephen Covey and found the 7 habits very helpful and interesting, I found the 8th habit a little long and not giving many new insights...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    10/21/10
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    "Good follow up"

    Having listened to the 7 Habits via Audible, this was a good follow up. It touched on elements from the 7 Habits, but introduced the 8th habit fully. Like any of these books, to really benefit from their insights, you must be willing to accept and assimilate the information into your life. Worth a listen though- several eye opening sections.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Philip
    KenilworthUnited Kingdom
    8/19/06
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    "Crying out for a ruthless editor"

    Yes there are good ideas in this book and I applaud what the author is trying to say, but oh dear is it tedious to listen to. This is one book I wish I had bought in hard form so I could skim the repetitive and really not very interesting bits. I havent read the abridged version. It may be better.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Salah
    8/23/17
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    "Great!"

    A must listen for everyone. Lots of points to take away and practice. Will listen to again.

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  • George
    Horsham, United Kingdom
    5/9/17
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    "Required Reading"

    There are references throughout to the accompanied DVD for videos. These are now available online. It doesn't detract from the content., more of an annoyance. I highly recommend this audio book

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  • James Gordon Pollock
    3/7/17
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    "Great principals to live your life by"

    The teachings in this book are universal and self evident. They a common sense but when you hear them spoken a load it focuses your awareness of these principals.

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