The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 8, 2013 - Business & Economics - 432 pages
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.
 

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Stephen had a tremendous impact not only on my life, but through me, on the lives of those I had the privilege to lead. It started indirectly, when, after a period of reflection and tough going I ... Read full review

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Contents

The Pain
1
The Problem
12
The Solution
25
Chapter4 Discover Your VoiceUnopened BirthGifts
39
Chapter5 Express Your VoiceVision Discipline
64
Inspiring Others to Find Their Voice
97
The Voice of InfluenceBe a TrimTab
126
The Voice of Trustworthiness
146
One VoicePathfinding Shared Vision
215
The Voice and Discipline of Execution
232
Chapter13 The Empowering Voice
249
Literature Review of Leadership Theories
352
Representative Statements on Leadership
360
Implementing the 4 Disciplines of Execution
369
The FranklinCovey Approach
379
Index
389

The Voice and Speed of Trust
161
Blending VoicesSearching for
186
About FranklinCovey
407
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Recognized as one of Time magazine’s twenty-five most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey (1932–2012) was an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author. His books have sold more than twenty-five million copies in thirty-eight languages, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. After receiving an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University, he became the cofounder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, a leading global training firm.

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