In the 7 Habits series, international bestselling author Stephen R. Covey showed us how to become as effective as it is possible to be. In his long-awaited new book, THE 8th HABIT, he opens up an entirely new dimension of human potential, and shows us how to achieve greatness in any position and any venue. All of us, Covey says, have within us the means for greatness. To tap into it is a matter of finding the right balance of four human attributes: talent, need, conscience and passion. At the nexus of these four attributes is what Covey calls voice - the unique, personal significance we each possess. Covey exhorts us all to move beyond effectiveness into the realm of greatness - and he shows us how to do so, by engaging our strengths and locating our powerful, individual voices. Why do we need this new habit? Because we have entered a new era in human history. The world is a profoundly different place than when THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE was originally published in 1989. The challenges and complexity we face today are of a different order of magnitude. We enjoy far greater autonomy in all areas of our lives, and along with this freedom comes the expectation that we will manage ourselves, instead of being managed by others. At the same time, we struggle to feel engaged, fulfilled and passionate. Tapping into the higher reaches of human genius and motivation to find our voice requires a new mindset, a new skill-set, a new tool-set - in short, a whole new habit.
Strategies to Take You from Effectiveness to Greatness
Author: Stephen R. Covey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
An accompanying exercise primer to the best-selling business resource helps readers put the original book's recommendations into practice while suggesting methods by which four key personality attributes can be balanced to make the most out of an individual's abilities. By the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Original. 100,000 first printing.
ABOUT THE BOOK Published in 2004, Stephen R. Covey’s The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness builds upon the his widely read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People that was published 15 years earlier. The author expands his philosophy for being effective and successful in professional and personal endeavors to crossing the threshold into the realm of genius and steadfast piece of mind. The 8th Habit was designed to be a guide for today’s “knowledge-worker society,” which has a distinct set of dilemmas and social nuances with which industrial societies of years past did not have to contend. The book’s front flap boils down the core concept “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.” This lofty philosophical world view applies to individuals, organizations, and the broader scope of modern humanity. As a New York Times book reviewer noted about Covey, “His premise is that most of us are battling to feel engaged and fulfilled. To achieve what we seek, we must find our ‘voice,’ a concept that has four components.” The all-important voice that serves as Covey’s conceptual cornerstone is made up of talent, passion, need, and conscience. MEET THE AUTHOR Joe Taglieri is a freelance journalist and musician (drum set and Latin percussion instruments) in Los Angeles. He has written on a range of subjects for a variety of publications since the 1990s. Taglieri's forte is writing about governmental and economic issues, and he has a keen interest in sports and the arts, most notably music, television and film. He holds a degree in print journalism from the University of Southern California and has studied, taught and performed via the drum set for nearly 25 years and has done the same with Latin percussion instruments such as conga and bongo drums, cajón and timbales for more than 15 years. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK “The Pain” analyzed in this chapter refers to the frustration, confusion, lack of direction, and confidence, pressure, and emptiness that many professional people feel in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven workplace. Toward remedying these emotional and psychological ills, Covey provides his first explanation of the antidote that forms the crux of The 8th Habit: finding one’s voice. The chapter includes a diagram and written explanation that describes the “voice” as “unique personal significance.” It is at the central connecting point of a person’s passions and talents fulfilling a particular need presented by the world at large backed by the individual’s conscience, which Covey describes as “that still, small voice within that assures you of what is right and that prompts you to actually do it.”
Stephen Covey's THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE took the self-help market by storm in 1990 and has enjoyed phenomenal sales ever since. With over 15 million copies in print, the book has become a classic. Now a touchstone for millions of individuals, as well as for families and businesses, the integrated, principle-centered 7 Habits philosophy has helped readers find solutions to their personal and professional problems, and achieve a life characterized by fairness, integrity, honesty, and dignity. Covey's tried and true step-by-step approach can now be even more thoroughly explored in this new workbook. With the same clarity and assurance that Covey's readers have come to know and love, the workbook helps readers further understand, appreciate, and internalize the power of the 7 Habits. These engaging, in-depth exercises allow readers - both devotees and newcomers - to get their hands dirty as they develop a philosophy for success, set personal goals, and improve their relationships.
A daily journal that includes seventy-eight quotes from Covey's previous book THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE. The journal also includes a foreword from Stephen Covey that discusses the importance of keeping a journal, highlighting the positive effects of keeping a record of your daily activities and the journey into self-awareness a journal will initiate.
In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity -- principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
To accompany Stephen Covey's latest book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, The 7 Habits Family Journal has these family-friendly features: Foreword and quotes by Stephen Covey, smudge-proof cover, page for a family mission statement, and enclosed wire-O binding.
In the ten years since its publication, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has become a worldwide phenomenon, with more than twelve million readers in thirty-two languages. Living the 7 Habits: Stories of Courage and Inspiration captures the essence of people's real-life experiences, applying proven principles to help them solve their problems and overcome challenges. In this uplifting and riveting collection of stories, readers will find wonderful examples of hope and encouragement as they are touched by the words of real people and their experiences of change -- change that got them through difficult times; change that solved family crises; change that mended broken relationships; change that turned their businesses around; change that influenced entire communities. The readers' understanding is enhanced by the personal commentary and added insights of Dr. Stephen R. Covey, as he explains how the application of his principles aided each situation. He also adds other provocative examples throughout the book that show how these applications can enhance your life. Whether you have read his previous works or not, these touching and powerful stories will enthrall and inspire you with an energizing recognition of your own freedom, potential, and power.