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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,269 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen R. Covey Narrator: Stephen R. Covey Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Millions of workshops, graduate school classes, business seminars and individuals pursuing their own careers and goals have touted the principles found in Stephen R. Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

That said, the world has changed enormously since its first publication. In "The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness Audiobook," Covey takes the next step. He shows how being effective is no longer merely an advanced trait demonstrated in highly successful, effective people and organizations; rather, it is a basic assumption in the global workplace.

Covey refers to the early 21st century as the new "Knowledge Worker Age," where we must go far beyond merely being effective. He says that this new age must accept nothing less than greatness, personal fulfillment, passion in execution and making contributions that are truly significant.

To achieve such greatness, a new mind-set, accompanied by new skill-sets and new tools, is called for. What is required is a whole new habit: The 8th Habit. Each one of us must, as Covey points out, "find our voice and inspire others to find theirs." This essential core forms the 8th Habit.

In "The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness Audiobook," Covey guides the listener as he seeks to find his own voice and begins expressing that voice. He doesn't stop here, however, for he contends that leadership and greatness call for helping others find their voices.

Covey's audiobook encourages modeling, path-finding, aligning goals and objectives and empowering people as they become their best individual and collective selves.

Stephen R. Covey remains one of the most influential and respected leadership authorities in the world. He has served as teacher, organizational consultant and an author who has dedicated his life to living by specific principles that help build families and organizations.

Covey holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a doctorate from Brigham Young University. He has been lecturer and professor as well as a bestselling author.

His international bestseller, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century and one of the top books on management of all time. Other books include "First Things First," "Principle-Centered Leadership," and "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families." He has sold more than 25 million books.

"The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness Audiobook" takes what has helped millions become effective in their own lives to the next level, one required for by 21st century global environment.

In the more than 15 years since its publication, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has become an international phenomenon. Tens of millions of people in business, government, schools, and families have dramatically improved their lives and organizations by applying the principles of Stephen R. Covey's classic book.

The world, though, is a vastly changed place. The challenges we all face in our relationships, families, professional lives, and communities are of an entirely new order of magnitude.

Being effective as individuals and organizations is no longer merely an option. 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; 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. 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 of 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. This groundbreaking audiobook of next level thinking gives a clear way to finally tap the limitless value-creation promise of the Knowledge Worker Age.

Covey's new audiobook 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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ki | 2/17/2014

    " Another thinking book-- very inspiring, but it hasn't really spoken to me yet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Abdurrahman Al-Qahtani | 2/8/2014

    " More of an inspirational speach from Stephen with a very little practical flip. I guess because it's the audio abridged book, but honestly I'm not enthusiastic to get a lengthy version! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Katie | 1/30/2014

    " This is one of my husband's favorite books ever. That being said, I really liked the first half of the book. Very inspiring and thought-provoking. However, I had a hard time figuring out how to relate the second half of the book to my life as a stay-at-home mom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gordon | 1/21/2014

    " Another great work by Stephen Covey. As always great advice for leaders and followers of many disciplines. The 8th Habit is a very good sequel to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders. Find your voice and help other find theirs - is the essence of his message. At face value that may mean nothing. After you've read his book, the essence will be ingrained in your memory. Stephen's tautology is a bit unorthodox, but it sticks with you and rings true. His catchy phrases used to coin leader and corporate behavior work well, but his great anecdotes and allegories are what help you remember his key points. "

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