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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (196 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen R. Covey Narrator: Boyd Craig Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781442344099
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A legacy work from the multimillion copy bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People—hailed as the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century—The 3rd Alternative introduces a breakthrough approach to conflict resolution and creative problem solving.

One of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, Dr. Stephen R. Covey has helped millions transform their lives. In The 3rd Alternative Covey turns his formidable insight to creative problem solving, presenting a powerful new way to resolve professional and personal difficulties and create solutions to great challenges in organizations and society.

The 3rd Alternative transcends the traditional solutions to conflict—my way or your way—by forging a path toward a creative solution—a third option—that is far better than what either party proposes. Covey profiles in this work a wide range of innovative 3rd Alternative thinkers in fields including business, politics, law, education, policing, health, and family. Through stories and examples, Covey tells listeners how to build strong relationships with diverse individuals based on the notion of winning together and demonstrates how this can generate innovative solutions and growth.

Beyond compromise, beyond mediation, The 3rd Alternative represents a radical, creative new way of thinking. Dr. Covey considers this his legacy work—a groundbreaking, but practical work that demonstrates why 3rd Alternative thinking represents the supreme opportunity of our time. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Even in our conflicted times, now and again we catch a glimpse of the better thing. Dr. Covey shows us how to seek that better thing and transcend our deepest disputes.” 

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu

  • “In The 3rd Alternative, Dr. Covey inspires us to think differently about solving problems than we ever have before. We must set aside our differences, including our boundaries, languages, economics, politics and cultures and work hand in hand together to create solutions which are greater than the problems we now face.” 

    Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner, 2006

  • “In The 3rd Alternative, Stephen Covey urges us to chart a course beyond the suboptimal solutions to all our crises—beyond left and right, and beyond the many false choices in front of us. The 3rd Alternative is a wise and welcome echo of Einstein’s warning that the problems we’re facing today cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” 

    Arianna Huffington, president and editor in chief, AOL Huffington Post Media Group

  • “In this book, Covey reaches out way beyond his familiar domain, to the Universe, and has come up with a social vaccine capable of addressing if not resolving the existential agonies and angst that we all face, as individuals and to the organizations and societies that we live and work in. In this Olympiad vault, Covey has written his most ambitious and hopeful book, in my own view, a masterpiece to benefit all of us doing our best to live in peace and justice in this messy world.” 

    Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management, University of Southern California and author Still Surprised 

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake Jordan | 12/27/2013

    " One of Covey's best. The book he was meant to write. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fernando | 12/18/2013

    " After reading this book you'll see solving problems on a different light. I was so impressed with the first few chapters that I shared its teachings with the family. I have also tried to apply those principles in my own life and they DO work. It's amazing. Love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rubinchiro | 12/10/2013

    " 7 habits was life changing. This took it to the next level! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Moore | 11/27/2013

    " Not a new idea, but Covey gives it depth and practicality. Really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 7/9/2013

    " This is one of the most important books I've ever read, and it couldn't have come out at a better time. So grateful to Stephen Covey for sharing his wisdom, for rising above the nonsense and for trying to make a huge difference in our world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel G. | 7/7/2013

    " For readers familiar with the 7 Habits, this book delves deeply into Habit 6: Synergize. I won't post a review now because it won't be published until 4 October, 2011. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly Ewing | 6/20/2012

    " I wish I'd found a 3rd Alternative to reading this chore of a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bernard Fruga | 5/15/2012

    " The path into the 3rd alternative world where we search for the great solutions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn Stevens | 3/3/2012

    " I'm all into stuff like this lately, really trying to have honest dialogue and finding solutions that didn't previously exist to make things better. Great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel G | 7/31/2011

    " For readers familiar with the 7 Habits, this book delves deeply into Habit 6: Synergize. I won't post a review now because it won't be published until 4 October, 2011. "

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About the Author
Author Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey (1932–2012) was a renowned leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and cofounder of FranklinCovey Co. He was author of several New York Times bestsellers, including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has sold more than twenty million copies. Named by Time magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential Americans, he held the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair in Leadership at the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.