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The 8th Habit Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.86 (5,269 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen R. Covey Narrator: Stephen R. Covey Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the 7 Habits series, international bestselling author Stephen R. Covey showed us how to become effective people. In his long-awaited new book, The 8th Habit, he opens up an entirely new dimension of human potential, and shows us how to achieve greatness in any position and any venue. All of us, Covey says, have within us the means for greatness. To tap into it is a matter of finding the right balance of four human attributes—talent, need, conscience, and passion. At the nexus of these four attributes is what Covey calls voice—the unique, personal significance we each possess. Covey exhorts us all to move beyond effectiveness into the realm of greatness—and he shows us how to do so, by engaging our strengths and locating our powerful, individual voices.

Why do we need this new habit? Because we have entered a new era in human history. The world is a profoundly different place than when The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was originally published in 1989. The challenges and complexity we face in our personal lives and relationships, in our families, in our professional lives, and in our organizations are of a different order of magnitude. We enjoy far greater autonomy in all areas of our lives, and along with this freedom comes the expectation that we will manage ourselves, instead of being managed by others. At the same time, we struggle to feel engaged, fulfilled, and passionate. Tapping into the higher reaches of human genius and motivation to find our voice requires a new mindset, a new skill-set, a new tool-set—in short, a whole new habit.

The 8th Habit opens a door into the exciting potential of this new age. Yet the 8th Habit, Covey says, is in itself not new—in fact, it’s a timeless part of human beings, but one that has often gone unrealized. It’s the voice of the human spirit, and it exists uniquely in each of us. It is the voice of hope, intelligence, resilience, and the limitless human potential to effect positive change in the world. We each have our own voice—our unique personal significance. It is revealed when we face our greatest challenges, and it makes us equal to them.

Covey’s new book will transform the way we think about ourselves, and about humankind. Just as The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People helped us focus on success, The 8th Habit shows us the way to greatness. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • The 8th Habit is a true masterpiece, a must-read. These principles of personal and organizational leadership, when lived, unleash human genius and inspire deep commitment and magnificent levels of service and satisfaction.” 

    Horst Schulze Former President and COO of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

  • “If organizations operated with Covey’s ideas—and ideals—most people would undoubtedly find work much more satisfying.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • The 8th habit comprises finding your ‘voice’—your unique personal significance—and inspiring others to find theirs…Though conceived for individuals, Covey’ s book will be of tremendous importance to organizations and businesses.”  

    Library Journal

  • “Tapping into the higher reaches of human genius and motivation requires a new leadership voice, Covey says, a new tool-set, a new habit. That’s what this book is about: finding the passion to understand and develop an inner voice at work that gives meaning to work and life. The 8th Habit is a unique look at developing the lifelong talents of a leader.” 

    Bookpage

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Lan Sky | 2/18/2014

    " I have read this book and have finished a book review submitted to my professor in a Human Resource subject in an MBA course. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Alaa | 2/17/2014

    " Not as good as the 7 habbits, but it's a valuable addition to it. Very usefull in corporate life.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Steve Schardein | 2/10/2014

    " Not certain I will finish this one, as it has not lived up to expectations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Lynne Tull | 2/7/2014

    " Note: To find our voice and inspire other to find theirs. "

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About the Author
Author Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey is a renowned leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and cofounder of FranklinCovey Co. He is 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 holds the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair in Leadership at the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.