In the 7 Habits series, international bestselling author Stephen R.
Covey showed us how to become as effective as it is possible to be.
In his long-awaited new book, THE 8th HABIT, he opens up an
entirely new dimension of human potential, urging us beyound
effectiveness towards true personal greatness. All of us, Covey
says, have within us the means for greatness. To tap into it is a
matter of finding the right balance of four key human attributes:
talent, need, conscience and passion. At the nexus of these four
attributes is what Covey calls voice - the unique, personal
significance we each possess. Covey exhorts us all to move into the
realm of greatness - and he shows us how to do so, by engaging our
strengths and locating our powerful, individual voices. Why do we
need this new habit? Because the world has changed profoundly since
THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE was originally published in
1989. The challenges and complexity we face today are of a
different order of magnitude. We enjoy far greater autonomy in all
areas of our lives, and along with this freedom comes the
expectation that we will manage ourselves, instead of being managed
by others. At the same time, we struggle to feel engaged, fulfilled
and passionate. Tapping into the higher reaches of human genius and
motivation to find our voice requires a new mindset, a new
skill-set, a new tool-set - in short, a whole new habit.