8th Habit From Effectiveness to Greatness

ISBN-10: 0684846659
ISBN-13: 9780684846651
Edition: 2004
Authors: Stephen R. Covey
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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 11/9/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

In the more than fifteen years since its publication, the classic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peoplehas become an international phenomenon with over fifteen million copies sold. Tens of millions of people in business, government, schools, and families, and, most important, as individuals have dramatically improved their lives and organisations by applying the principles of Stephen R. Coveysclassic book. The world, though, is a vastly changed place. The challenges and complexity we all face in our relationships, families, professional lives, and communities are of an entirely new order of magnitude. Being effective as individuals and organisations is no longer merely an option survival in todays world requires it. 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; its for fulfillment, passionate execution, and significant contribution. Accessing the higher levels of human genius and motivation in todays new reality requires a sea change in thinking: a new mind-set, a new skill-set, a new tool-set in short, a whole new habit. 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 or unique contribution. The 8th Habitis the answer to the souls yearning for greatness, the organisations imperative for significance and superior results, and humanitys search for its ”voice“. Profound, compelling, and stunningly timely, this groundbreaking new book of next-level thinking gives a clear way to finally tap the limitless value-creation promise of the ”Knowledge Worker Age“. The 8th Habitshows how to solve such common dilemmas asž •People want peace of mind and good relationships, but also want to keep their lifestyle and habits. •Relationships are built on trust, but most people think more in terms of ”me“  my wants, my needs, my rights. •Management wants more for less; employees want more of ”whats in it for me“ for less time and effort. •Businesses are run by the economic rules of the marketplace; organisations are run by the cultural rules of the workplace. •Society operates by its dominant social values, but must live with the consequences of the inviolable operation of natural laws and principles. Coveysnew book will transform the way we think about ourselves and our purpose in life, about our organisations, and about humankind. Just as The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peoplehelped us focus on effectiveness, The 8th Habitshows us the way to greatness.

Stephen R. Covey was born on October 24, 1932, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Sandra Merrill and had nine children. Covey received a B.A. from University of Utah, an M.B.A. from Harvard, and a D.R.E. from Brigham Young University. He was a teacher and administrator at BYU. Covey founded Covey Leadership Center in 1983 and has published a periodical, Executive Excellence. Covey authors books and articles on leadership, personal and organizational effectiveness, and family and interpersonal relationships. He promotes individual awareness, self-control, discipline, and a sense of purpose in seeking a balanced life. He recommends that companies treat employees more holistically to raise productivity. His works have been widely translated. His best known book is Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, first published in 1989, which has sold several million copies. Other Covey books include: Principle Centered Leadership (1991), First Things First: to Live, to Love, to Learn, and to Leave a Legacy (1994), Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People, First Things First Every Day Because Where You're Headed Is More Important Than How Fast You're Going (1997), The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families, and Seven Habits of Highly Effective Organizations. Covey received the Thomas More College Medallion and the Utah Symphony Fiftieth Anniversary Award in 1990, and the McFeely Award of the International Management Council for contributions and service in 1991.

The Pain
The Problem
The Solution
Find Your Voice
Discover Your Voice
Unopened Birth-Gifts
Express Your Voice
Vision, Discipline, Passion and Conscience
Inspire Others to Find Their Voice
Inspiring Others to Find Their Voice
The Leadership Challenge Focus
Modeling and Pathfinding
The Voice of Influence
Be a Trim-Tab
The Voice of Trustworthiness
Modeling Character and Competence
The Voice and Speed of Trust
Blending Voices
Searching for the Third Alternative
One Voice
Pathfinding Shared Vision, Values and Strategy Execution
Aligning and Empowering
The Voice and Discipline of Execution
Aligning Goals and Systems for Results
The Empowering Voice
Releasing Passion and Talent The Age of Wisdom
The 8th Habit and the Sweet Spot
Using Our Voices Wisely to Serve Others Twenty Most Commonly Asked Questions Appendices
Developing the 4 Intelligences/Capacities: A Practical Guide to Action
Literature Review of Leadership Theories
Representative Statements on Leadership and Management
The High Cost of Low Trust
Implementing the 4 Disciplines of Execution
xQ Results
Max & Max Revisited
The FranklinCovey Approach
Notes
Index
About FranklinCovey
About the Author

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