The crucial challenge of our world today is this: to find our voice and to inspire others to find theirs. It’s what Covey calls the 8th Habit, the soul’s yearning for greatness and the organization’s imperative for significance and superior results.
The world has changed dramatically since the classic, internationally best-selling 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was published, influencing tens of millions. The challenges and complexity we all face in our relationships, families, professional lives and communities are of an entirely new order of magnitude. In order to thrive, innovate, excel and lead in what Covey calls the new Knowledge Worker Age, we must build on and move beyond effectiveness . . . to greatness.
Accessing the higher levels of human genius and motivation in today’s new reality requires a sea change of new thinking–a new mind-set, a new skill-set, a new tool-set–in short, a whole new habit.