Book Summary: the 8th HabiteBook - 2014
Millions of people have now read Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: his new title, The 8th Habit, is equally compelling. The 8th habit is not an add-on, but rather something that can enhance all the other areas. "Find your voice and inspire others to do likewise" is a powerful tool that Covey characterises as another dimension of effectiveness. "Voice" is approached within the same paradigm as 7 habits: Covey suggests the reader moves from finding his own voice, to helping others to find theirs, making his influential, then blending others' voices toward a shared vision. The 8th Habit uses theory, but also gives the reader practical guidelines. "Voice" can be found by intersecting talent, passion, need and conscience; empowering others to find their voices can be done primarily through the medium of trust, which creates loyalty. Stephen Covey is adept at taking concepts and showing how they can be applied in a business context. The 8th habit is intimately related to creating excellent leadership qualities: as Covey says, "Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves." This book is required reading for all aspiring leaders.
Publisher: [United States] : Business Book Summaries : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource