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?
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!