Why I Read this Book There are few things 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.Review 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 pages wa [...]
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 survival s [...]
I have read the 7 Habits in 2006 and was taken aback by the insights of the book I also went on and read some of his other books Principle centered Leadership and First Things First These are two great books too but you start encounter some repetition Three four years back, I was gifted The 3rd Alternative and the book was above my expectations In my opinion, he went on a new level while reading the 3rd Alternative The diverse examples from different fields were really informative in themselves [...]
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 make manifest [...]
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 voice, one [...]
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 recommend the [...]
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.
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.
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 OthersThe final c [...]
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, passion an [...]
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 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 me that I [...]
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 voice Yo [...]
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 effe [...]
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 enacting it.
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
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 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.
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 book H [...]
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 sake of [...]
Stephen pegou carona no t tulo de seu sucesso anterior, Os 7 H bitos das Pessoas Altamente Eficazes , embora o livro seja na verdade sobre lideran a 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 um livro basicamente para o mundo empresarial Ao contr rio do primeiro livro apesar do autor ser ex m rmom , este recheado de alus es religiosas e afirma es inver dicas sobre a religiosidad [...]
Largely a rehashing of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with a slightly different perspective Though I d say this much denser that it s predecessor, as well as being plagued by poor unnecessary or overly complicated graphics I was also disappointed that many of the real life stories he incorporates as illustrations are repeats from Living the 7 Habits The Courage to Change if he s got so many to choose from, why not find some original material Overall I didn t think this was worth my time [...]
This was okay but definitely not as insightful as the 7 Habits book There was a lot about finding your inner voice These are my notes from the book Don t encourage enabling by doing too much for your kids or reminding them or give me the details of jobs that they already know how to do No one wins from this Using an 80 20 ratio when interacting with your kids 80% of the time it should be positive, 20 or less percent of the time for criticism, instruction, ruling, yelling, nitpicking, etc Listen [...]
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 corporate b [...]