About the Book:
In The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness, the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People urges you to go beyond effectiveness into a whole other dimension of human experience — the potential for greatness.
One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators and parents — in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations.
The world has changed dramatically since this classic, internationally bestselling book was published, influencing tens of millions. The challenges and complexity we all face in our relationships, families, professional lives and communities are of an entirely new order of magnitude. In order to thrive, innovate, excel and lead in what Stephen R. Covey calls the new Knowledge Worker Age, we must build on and move beyond effectiveness toward fulfilment, contribution, and greatness. Research is showing, however, that the majority of people are not thriving. They are neither fulfilled nor excited. Tapping into the higher reaches of human genius and motivation in today's new reality requires a sea change of new thinking — a new mind-set, a new skill-set, a new tool-set — in short, a whole new habit. Stephen R. Covey's book, The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness, is a roadmap to help you find daily fulfilment and excitement.
What people say:
"Steve Covey does it again with cutting-edge thinking. The 8th Habit is about finding out why you're here and helping others to do the same. Is there a nobler cause? Don't miss this book!" — Ken Blanchard, author and management expert
"Covey's work has influenced millions upon millions of people worldwide. In this book, he takes a huge conceptual leap and introduces us to ideas and practices that will have a profound impact on all our lives. The 8th Habit is a marvelous read, a triumph of the spirit, and, in my view, Covey's most important work." — Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management, USC
"Stephen Covey has long been a sure-footed guide to those desiring to better themselves. The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness shows how to climb to the summit of fulfillment and achievement." — Steve Forbes, President and CEO of Forbes and Editor In Chief of Forbes Magazine
"For years I have been using the 7 Habits as guiding principles in leading my business. I had to read The 8th Habit. Having done so, I am completely wowed, captured, and empowered. 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. This book will be my gift to all my associates as required reading for all of my future endeavors." — Horst Schulze, Former President and COO of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
"Covey's masterpiece, if it hasn't changed the world, has influenced millions of readers who can and will make our planet more peaceful and prosperous and prepared and purposefu." — Warren Bennis, author of On Becoming a Leader and Still Surprised
About the Author:
Stephen R. Covey (1932–2012) was an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author. His books have sold more than 25 million copies in thirty-eight languages, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. After receiving an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University, he became the co-founder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, the leading global professional services firm.