June 29, 2004

News & Opinion: The 8th Habit

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 2:02 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

On November 9th, Stephen Covey is releasing a follow-up to his mega-bestseller 7 Habits to Highly Effective People. The book will be called "The 8th Habit". Here is a couple of paragraphs from the press release issued by Free Press this morning:
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."