The 8th Habit

The 8th Habit


Covey, Stephen R. The Free Press, 2004
Price: $99.


Covey’s first book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has helped tens of millions of individuals in business, government, education, and families to focus on effectiveness and dramatically improve their professional lives, organizations, communities, personal relationships, and human existence. The world has, however, transformed itself profoundly since Covey first explored these seven “powerful lessons in personal change.”

What The 8th Habit reveals is that being effective is no longer sufficient. If organizations, and the individuals who make up these organizations, are to survive, thrive, innovate, excel, and lead, they must build on effectiveness so as to reach beyond it to a greatness that comes from fulfillment, passionate execution, and significant contribution.