The 8th Habit

Talk about competition: I just found out that Stephen R. Covey has a new book coming out on November 9th called The 8th Habit, about the same time that my Managing with Aloha will be released. I’m a bit surprised that there hasn’t been more hoopla surrounding this – or am I the only one that this is news to?

I found out about it when I read Todd Sattersten’s blog entry at apennyfor.com. Check it out.

To say that I’ve been influenced by Covey’s writing and teaching would be a colossal understatement, and I admire him tackling his own reinvention by now proclaiming this 8th Habit to be something that will take you “from effectiveness to greatness.” Well sign me up!

His 8th Habit? “Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs.” Sounds to me a lot like our Hawaiian values of Ho‘ohana (Work with intent and purpose), ‘Imi ola (Seek life in its highest form), and Alaka‘i (the Hawaiian value of leadership). I knew we were on to something!