Synopses & Reviews
In the more than fifteen years since its publication, the classic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has become an international phenomenon with over fifteeen million copies sold. Tens of millions of people in business, government, schools, and families, and, most important, as individuals haave dramatically improved their lives and organizations by applying the principles of Stephen R. Covey's classic book. The world, though, a 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 andorganiztions is not longer mearly an option--survival in today's world requires it. Bit in order to thrive, innovate, excel, and lead in what Covey calls the new Knowledge Worker Age, we must build on and more 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: 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 other to find theirs. It is waht Covey calls the 8th Habit. So many people feel frustrated, discouraged, unappreciated and undervalued--with little or not sense of voice or 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. Profound, compelling, and stunningly timely, this groundbreaking new book of next-level thinking gives a clear way to finally tap the limitless value-creation promis of the Knowledge Worker Age. Covey's new book 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.