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A leading management consultant draws on his seven organizational rules for improving effectiveness to present an eighth principle, voice, that is based on the right balance of talent, need, conscience, and passion. *Author: Covey, Stephen R. *Subtitle: From Effectiveness to Greatness *Publication Date: 2004/11/09 *Binding Type: CD/Spoken Word *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 5.00
Covey received an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1957. He received a doctorate from Brigham Young University, where he became a professor and held administrative posts. He is the co-founder of Franklin Covey, a management consulting firm that provides speakers to organizations. He has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including being named by "Time" magazine as one of the 25 most influential Americans.
Stephen R. Covey's SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE was a bestseller of bestsellers--spending several years at the top of the New York Times lists, and selling over 25 million copies worldwide. Covey was born in Salt lake City, Utah--he was a Mormon-- grew up on a farm, went to the University of Utah, and, in 1957, received an M.B.A. from Harvard University. He also spent time as a missionary in Britain and Ireland, before he received a doctorate from Brigham Young University, where he became a professor and held administrative posts. In addition to being a bestselling author, he was a highly successful speaker and management consultant. He was the co-founder of Franklin Covey, a management consulting firm, and has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including being named by "Time" magazine as one of the 25 most influential Americans.
"It takes the likes of Covey...to hit directly on the issue confronting individuals and corporations today: the gap between effectiveness and greatness."
From the Publisher
Stephen Covey's 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE has proven itself to be an enduring work, with relevance far beyond the self-help category. In THE 8TH HABIT, Covey builds on his earlier work and offers lessons in leadership for what he sees as the new age of the "knowledge worker." In This paradigmatic shift in how we see and talk about workers and organizations, Covey addresses the individual's need for fulfillment, and he offers specific ways leaders can "develop their own voice and then help others develop theirs." Covey offers practical ways to motivate and inspire and to recognize the laws of business and society. The goal is to help people grow, and for organizations to get real results. As usual, what Covey has to say about business applies across the board to all organizations--the family, schools, government, etc.
A leading management consultant draws on his seven organizational rules for improving effectiveness to present an eighth principle, voice, that is based on the right balance of talent, need, conscience, and passion.
Editors Note 2
In the more than fifteen years since its publication, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has become an international phenomenon with over fifteen million copies sold. Tens of millions of people have dramatically improved their lives and organizations by applying the principles of Stephen R. Covey's classic.Being effective as individuals and organizations is no longer merely an option -- survival in today's world requires it. Accessing the higher levels of human genius and motivation in today's new reality requires a sea change in thinking, a whole new habit. The crucial challenge of our world today is this: to find our voice and inspire others to find theirs. It is what Covey calls the 8th Habit. So many people feel frustrated, discouraged, unappreciated, and undervalued -- with little or no sense of voice or unique contribution. The 8th Habit is the answer to the soul's yearning for greatness, the organization's imperative for significance and superior results, and humanity's search for its "voice." Profound, compelling, and stunningly timely, this groundbreaking new audiobook will transform the way we think about ourselves and our purpose in life, about our organizations, and about humankind.