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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (197 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen R. Covey Narrator: Breck England Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781442352865
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In any conflict, the 1st Alternative is my way and the 2nd Alternative is your way. The fight usually boils down to a question of whose way is better. There are many methods of "conflict resolution" but most involve compromise, a low-level accommodation that stops the fight without breaking through to amazing new results. The 3rd Alternative is about more than just an armistice—it's about creating a new and improved reality. The 3rd Alternative transcends traditional solutions to conflict by forging a path toward a third option, a 3rd Alternative that moves beyond your way or my way to a higher and better way—one that allows both parties to emerge from debate or even heated conflict in a far better place that either had envisioned. With the 3rd Alternative, everyone wins. To a world of escalating strife and contention, 3rd Alternative thinkers like those Covey profiles here bring creative solutions, peace, and healing. His wide-ranging examples include various groups and individuals as living examples of how to create new and better results instead of escalating conflict, as well as how to build strong relationships with diverse people based on an attitude of winning together. Beyond conflict and compromise, The 3rd Alternative unveils a radical, creative new way of thinking. It is 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

  • “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.”

    Arianna Huffington

  • “Once again, Stephen Covey has nailed it. In this latest book, he offers meaningful advice for navigating life’s toughest challenges.”

    J.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman & CEO of Marriott International, Inc.

  • “A most compelling approach for addressing the most challenging issues of the day. It is an inarguable formula for success in the corporate world and beyond.” 

    Douglas R. Conant, retired CEO, Campbell Soup Company

  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly Ewing | 8/28/2013

    " 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 Jake Jordan | 7/20/2013

    " 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 Wendy | 7/12/2013

    " 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 Fernando | 7/6/2013

    " 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 Matthew Moore | 5/22/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn Stevens | 2/13/2013

    " 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 Bernard Fruga | 12/27/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel G. | 11/21/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rubinchiro | 6/4/2012

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

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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.

About the Narrator

Dr. Breck England is senior product architect and writer-in-chief for FranklinCovey. As a senior consultant, Breck has twenty-five years of field experience in helping some of the world’s prime corporations become more effective in leadership and communication. He has directed projects for some 200 organizations around the world, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bank of America, GE, AT&T, Groupe Bull, Hoffmann-La Roche, Chevron, and Lawrence-Livermore Laboratories.