June 29, 2004
News & Opinion: The 8th Habit
Covey's new book comes at a profoundly different time in history than when THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE was originally published. The challenges and complexity we face in our personal lives and relationships, in our families, in our professions, and in our organizations are of a different order of magnitude. We are struggling to feel engaged, fulfilled, and passionate across all areas of our lives. Tapping into the higher reaches of human genius and motivation-to find what Stephen R. Covey calls our voice - requires a new mindset, a new skill-set, a new tool-set...a new habit. THE 8th HABIT is the path to finding that voice and one's passion. "I've not felt such passion, such conviction or excitement since my work on THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE," shares author Stephen R. Covey. "I believe the reason the response to the new ideas in THE 8th HABIT has been so strong is that people feel a void in their lives. This same emptiness is felt in organizations across the world, most of which struggle to achieve their top priorities. People don't feel their unique talents are tapped or appreciated. Bottom line- there is a profound yearning in both people and organizations to find their true "voice," to matter, to make a difference, to find greatness."
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.