The 8th Habit - By Stephen R. Covey
If you are in business for yourself or a supervisor at your job and haven’t read The 8th Habit yet, don’t delay. Pick up a copy of this wonderful book today! Stephen Covey is also author of the world renowned, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has been read by individuals and companies everywhere. The 8th Habit provides a beautifully written model for leading today’s information age workers to greatness.
Covey presents a whole person approach to leadership. He tells us that we have to attend to four complete areas of a person’s being---heart, mind, body and spirit. He asserts that in today’s Information age, our knowledge workers are the single most important asset to a company. We must stop attempting to manage our workers as if they were a thing, a commodity. When we attend to our workers’ heart, mind, body and spirit on the job, worker satisfaction will rise and retention will increase.
The critical challenge in today’s world is to find our own voice and then influence others to find theirs. In The 8th Habit, Covey tells us how. So many workers feel frustrated, disheartened, unappreciated, distrusted and alienated---with no sense of contributing to the whole. By looking at timeless principles, Covey shows people how to lead in a way that inspires, not requires.
Covey’s whole person---heart, mind, body and spirit---paradigm is carried out further in the model of finding your voice and then inspiring others to find their voice. It is passion, vision, discipline and conscience which help an individual to find his or her own voice; while empowering, path finding, aligning and modeling are the skill sets that inspire others to find their voice. Covey does a masterful job of weaving these components together for an innovative, strongly developed paradigm for leading others in the new Information Age with wisdom and the abundance mentality.
The other unique attribute of this book is that it comes complete with a DVD of several short film clips to further illustrate the lessons of each chapter. These wonderful visual tools provide the reader with something extra to bring the contents of the chapter to life.
If you are in any way a person who finds yourself leading others then you must add this book to your collection.
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