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The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

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Profound, compelling, and stunningly timely, this groundbreaking book of next-level thinking gives a clear way to finally tap the limitless value-creation promise of the “Knowledge Worker Age.”

The world has changed dramatically since the classic, internationally bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was published, influencing tens of millions. The challenges
Paperback, 432 pages
Published November 9th 2004 by Free Press (first published 2004)
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خولة حمدي
Dec 18, 2012 خولة حمدي rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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قرأت هذا الكتاب منذ خمس سنوات بمناسبة درس الانجليزية في الجامعة، حيث طلبت منا الأستاذة قراءة كتابين بالانجليزية في أي مجال نختاره ثم تقديم عرض موثق عن الموضوع. في تلك الفترة كنت مولعة بالتنمية البشرية، و كان كتاب "العادات السبع للأشخاص الأكثر فاعلية" أول كتاب أقرؤه في هذا المجال لذلك كان من دواعي سروري أن أتممه بكتاب العادة الثامنة الذي قمت بطلبه بهذه المناسبة ليطير إلي من الولايات المتحدة مرفقا بقرص دي في دي

أسلوب ستيفن كوفي مميز و الحكايات الواقعية التي يرفق بها دروسه مؤثرة و ممتعة. أما الأشرطة
Scott Dinsmore
Jul 09, 2009 Scott Dinsmore rated it it was amazing
Why I Read this Book: There are few things more important to success than having a clear vision of what you want to accomplish. This book provided me with the fundamentals necessary for putting that vision together and helping others to do the same.


Stephen Covey came right over the top with this one. It’s funny to write one book about 7 habits and haveit be around 250 pages and then write another book about the 8th habit alone and have it be over 400. The truth is that every one of those
May 30, 2013 Manar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كوفي لا يكتب للسيدة التي تصنع كراسي الخيزران في شوارع بنغلادش, كوفي يكتب لذلك الذي يملك وهجاً يتوق للانبثاق, لأولئك الذين سيخلفون الأرض لأنهم يملكون الرغبة والعزيمة والقدرة على ايجاد وهجهم واضاءة الطريق لغيرهم!

كوفي لا يعطيك عشر خطوات تطبقها في عشر أيام لتجد نفسك, هو يعطيك الخيار لتصمم عقلك وحدك, ويعطيك تلميحات عن آخرين استطاعوا فعل ذلك بدون كتاب كوفي. انت أوفر حظاً منهم لأنه بين يديك اخبار من سبقوك, ومن فقه أخبار من سبقه أضاف حياةً إلى حياته!

كوفي لا يخترع علماً جديداً, هو يخبرنا بأمورٍ نعلمها, ل
Abo Salman
يتحدث فيه عن العادة الثامنة التى يحتاج اليها لاكمال عادات النجاح السبع وهى كن مبادرا - ابدأ والغاية فى ذهنك - ابدأ بالاهم ثم المهم - فكر بالمنفعة للجميع - اسع الى فهم الاخرين اولا ثم اسع الى ان يفهموك - تكاتف مع الاخرين - اشحذ المنشار - وتاتى العادة الثامنة وهى اكتشف صوتك والهم الاخرين باكتشاف اصواتهم - ويتم اكتشاف الصوت الداخلى للانسان باكتشاف واستغلال الهدايا التى منحها الله للانسان وهى : حرية الاختيار بين المثير والاستجابة - والقوانين والمبادىء الكونية الابدية البديهية - والذكاءات الاربع العا ...more
Ameera H.  Al-mousa
ضحل في تطوير الذات الفعاله ورفع مستوى إداها في أدارة المشاريع , والتمكن من القيادة وإدارة الفشل والتعاطي مع الإحباط ومقاومته , وتنمية قدرة التكيف لدى الذات الفعالة في المجتمعات الغير مهيئة للنجاح , ستفن كوفي يؤمن بفكرة إنعكاس الجانب المعنوي على المادي , لذا يتطرق لعناصر تعزيز المعنى والقيم لعمل موازنة مع المبادئ فالبحث عن الذات وسماع الصوت الداخلي والتحفيز الذاتي يفضي بالفرد للنجاح على كافة القطاعات وبالتالي تصبح أداة ووسيلة إلهام الآخرين على معرفة فنونهم وابداعاتهم الداخليه , وأختزل ذلك كله بمس ...more
It’s the sequel to his ‘Seven Habits‘ book, the eighth habit being ‘Find your voice, and then help others find theirs’. Great way to expand influence, although not so easy always!

Anyway, I liked his definition of the ‘voice’, at the nexus of talent, need, and conscience.

I do have a concern, though. Had he taken into account the reality of the business world today, where the driving force is not finding your voice but to ensure your survival? When the squeeze of margins everywhere has made the su
Dec 21, 2011 Raneem rated it it was amazing
بي عيبٌ يروقني ولم أكن أنوي تعديله..لا أقرأ الكتب المترجمة إلا الروايات..او السيّر الذاتية ..

و أكره بالخصوص كتب تطوير الذات ..

قراءة هذا الكتاب كان أمرًا قدريًا تعليميًا من رب العباد..اقترح عليّ من قبل أناس اثق بهم جدًا .. و ماشجعني على الأخذ باقتراحهم هو انهم حددوا لي جزئية معينة قالوا انها شاملة لأهم افكار الكتاب..فأخذت بمشورتهم ..سعيدة لأني فعلت..

الكتاب غيّر الكثير وكان القشة التي قسمت ظهر البعير..كان بمثابة إطلاق لصوتي الداخلي..و هو كذلك..رسالة الكتاب كلها ترتكز على هذا الأساس..هناك صوت بداخل
Mar 20, 2012 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Shelves: brain-power
This is yet another great book by Stephen R. Covey.

Here's a synopsis: The new Information/Knowledge Worker Age, exemplified by the Internet, calls for an eighth habit to achieve personal and organizational excellence: "Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs." Covey sees leadership "as a choice to deal with people in a way that will communicate to them their worth and potential so clearly they will come to see it in themselves." His holistic approach starts with developing one's own v
Jenny (Reading Envy)
Apr 24, 2007 Jenny (Reading Envy) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: read07
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to mak ...more
Muhammed Zidan
Jan 01, 2015 Muhammed Zidan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
2015 - الكتاب الثالث ..
العادة الثامنة لستيفن كوفي .. صاحب العادات السبع للأشخاص الأكثر فعالية ..
الكتاب يتحدث عن قواعد الإدارة الحديثة و أنماطها .. ما لها و ما عليها .. أساليب القيادة و تطوير الذات ..
مختصر الكتاب و أهم ما فيه موجود كنسخة صوتية علي ساوند كلاود:
Robert Chapman
Sep 14, 2012 Robert Chapman rated it it was amazing
This is the best book on leadership I have read to date. Some books focus on a single narrow aspect of leadership, this book takes a very holistic approach to the topic. The book also does a decent job of covering the predecessor book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, so this is a bonus if you have not read that book.

The constant comparison and analysis of the leadership styles used in the Industrial Age vs. those required in the Knowledge Worker Age was excellent.
Apr 24, 2012 Annie rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and picked up "The 8th Habit" as a result. There are a lot of new concepts he introduces, primarily concepts surrounding leadership. At first I felt the book was repetitive, as there were many concepts and illustrative anecdotes which were taken directly from "7 Habits". However, towards the last 25% of the book, I really felt things came together and that is where I learned the most.
Jan 08, 2015 Greg rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
Reading this book is like putting everything that I have learned about being a human in to proper perspective. It gave me very useful insights that anyone can use to be more effective person over all.

What clearly resonated for me in this wonderful work of Stephen R. Covey is the idea that any human being is composed of 4 essential core: body, mind, heart, and spirit. I order to be happy, effective and successful in life, one must be able to strike a the right balance among the four. It reminded
Melissa Baggett
Jan 01, 2010 Melissa Baggett rated it it was amazing
At last I've finished! Below is my last installment.

I'm reading this and "teaching" it: that is, talking and writing about what I'm learning, as I go along, as part of the 8th Habit challenge to solidify the ideas in my head. Condensed, the 8th Habit is "Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs." The book is broken down into "Discover Your Voice" and "Inspire Others to Find Theirs." Here is the twelfth installment of my summary: Chapter 15.

Chapter 15: Using Our Voices Wisely to Serve Ot
Mar 23, 2011 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: leadership
This is a FANTASTIC book! I have been reading a LOT about leadership lately and I think this sums up the most important points I've read or heard about leadership in the last several months. This is a very comprehensive review of many important principles all as a part of the 8th Habit--finding your voice and inspiring others find theirs. I love the positive and all-inclusive approach to the topic.

It's important to know your talents and gifts and then express them with vision, discipline, passio
Jul 20, 2010 Shaun rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I have ever read. Stephen Covey is an excellent teacher and author. He teaches principles that if you can implement into your personal and work life, will truly make a difference to you and those you come in contact with. I checked this out of the library, but I want to buy a copy for my own collection. I would like to have it to review from time to time. I think it will truly make a difference in my life. The 8th Habit is to find your "voice" and help others to find their ...more
May 13, 2012 JC rated it really liked it
Like the previous book, 7 habits, this is a book I'd like to have on my own bookshelf at home as there are lots and lots of things to implement into the way I live my life and how I work. This book is a followup as the original 7 habits were written back in 1989, and while still applicable there are new ways to really apply them. The main theme of the book is to find your own voice and be your own person. You must know what you believe and then learn to apply everything together. Overall a very ...more
Elizabeth Olson
May 28, 2011 Elizabeth Olson rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2011, self-help
Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" remains a class manual for focusing and improving the quality of one's own life. Here, he adds the 8th habit; in his words, 'Finding your voice and helping others find theirs". In other words, leadership and inspiration. Covey suggests taking an entire year to work through the principles and specific suggestions here. It's so jam packed with great ideas and insights I'd love to spend that year on the book, and work with others in exploring and enacti ...more
Aug 24, 2011 Harley rated it it was amazing
This is a great book as a follow-up to the 7 Habits book. In fact, it's good even without that, as it presents a holistic view of people, their needs, and how to acheive greatness. It also addresses how many people really are just existing rather than living life to the max. I want to buy my own copy so I can go through it slowly over a year and put into practice all the suggestions I see I need. Highly recommended!
Jul 31, 2010 Emily rated it it was amazing
This was such an excellent book - I think I actually liked it better than "7 Habits." The principles were amazing. It is written as a business book, but it can easily be applied to anybody, anywhere. The more you read out of it, the better it gets. I think everyone should read it, even those who haven't read "7 Habits" first (although that book was great too).
Krys Gut
Nov 22, 2011 Krys Gut rated it liked it
I read this book before reading The 7 Habits, so perhaps my review is less credible.

However, I’ve read enough self-improvement books to know that these authors will typically follow the same formula and just juggle the various themes around.

So what is the 8th habit? Find your voice and inspire others to do the same. Also the 8th is apparently the apex where all the other 7 habits culminate, convenient, huh? Wouldn’t it be funny if the 8th turned out to be one he simply forgot in the previous b
May 14, 2011 Goodnews rated it really liked it
To live, to learn, to love, and to leave a legacy... I have learnt from Stephen Covey that these are not just unique to me, but universal human needs. Finding my voice, as he says, has always been my never-ending mission, wherever I have been: school, work (employment), and now my client organisations. I find the book supportive of my mission: developing the internal power and moral authority to break out of organisational challenges, and becoming a significant force in surmounting them, for the ...more
Jan 06, 2009 Casey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this book on CD, as I do most "self-help: books. I like to skim these for information and ideas rather than word for word and listening lends to this reading style. I really enjoyed the first few chapters of this book, thought they were well written and insightful. My appreciation for well-known principles spoken in new ways was satisfied. However, from here on out, the book really started to dry up for me, and I don't know that I would recommend it to anyone. Well, I might recomme ...more
Jan 08, 2009 Erik rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
Stephen pegou carona no título de seu sucesso anterior, "Os 7 Hábitos das Pessoas Altamente Eficazes", embora o livro seja na verdade sobre liderança. Considerei isso um golpe contra o leitor desavisado que pensa se tratar de algum complemento. Somente na contracapa achamos algo que pode nos levar a entender que é um livro basicamente para o mundo empresarial. Ao contrário do primeiro livro (apesar do autor ser ex-mórmom), este é recheado de alusões religiosas e afirmações inverídicas sobre a re ...more
Dec 05, 2011 Gordon rated it really liked it
Another great work by Stephen Covey. As always great advice for leaders and followers of many disciplines. The 8th Habit is a very good sequel to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders. Find your voice and help other find theirs - is the essence of his message. At face value that may mean nothing. After you've read his book, the essence will be ingrained in your memory. Stephen's tautology is a bit unorthodox, but it sticks with you and rings true. His catchy phrases used to coin leader and co ...more
Douglas Lord
Aug 25, 2015 Douglas Lord rated it really liked it
Covey emphasizes that this book isn't merely an afterthought to The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (1989); instead, it adds a new dimension to the original program. The eighth habit comprises finding your "voice"-your unique personal significance-and inspiring others to find theirs. Crucial to this is shifting to a "whole-person paradigm" in which one's body, mind, heart, and spirit are all engaged. Covey predicts that society will transition from property-based industrialism to a "Know ...more
Feb 21, 2015 Natalia rated it it was amazing

Интересная книга, обобщающая общие идеи о лидерстве и эффективности. Написано очень четко и практично с примерами и без лишней воды.

Что вынесла именно я из всего этого? Нужно быть открытым человеком на всех уровнях, потому что это помогает нам реализовываться как личности и не ненавидеть то, что мы делаем. Мы просто будем получать удовольствие от того, что происходит, и делаем нужные вещи эффективнее. Ведь нам нравится и процесс и результат.

В каком-то смысле это объясняет позицию автора, что лид
Rana Ahmed
Jan 11, 2016 Rana Ahmed rated it it was amazing
they always say that books about self-development is a waste of time. however covey is an exception, his ideas are genuine and reasonable, the true stories and quotations he provides his ideas with, are so inspiring .
the Story that influenced me most was a bout a man who received a prize asvan ideal father and he told covey "my dad didn't know his father well and my grandfather didn't know his father,but my son knows me well" the idea that this man managed to break this viscious circle and be a
Aljazi Al-Maghlouth
Aug 13, 2012 Aljazi Al-Maghlouth rated it it was amazing

ستيڤن كوفي كاتب عظيم !!
كتاب غير سهل من الكتب التي تغير الحياة .. شامل في التطوير للأفراد والشركات وركز على امور مهمة. أسمتمتعت بقراءته حتى انه لا يذكر أي نقطة الا بقصه واقعيه وهذا امر في غاية التحفيز .
Stephanie Woods
Jan 30, 2016 Stephanie Woods rated it it was amazing
Stephen Covey did it again! Very inspiring and informative read with lots of wisdom, great quotes, and visuals. I will read this over again and again.
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Stephen Richards Covey was the author of the best-selling book, "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People". Other books he wrote include "First Things First", "Principle-Centered Leadership", and "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families". In 2004, Covey released "The 8th Habit". In 2008, Covey released "The Leader In Me—How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One ...more
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