Your Most Important Work Is Always Ahead of You


MEGJELENT: 2022 szeptemberében, angol nyelven


A kiemelkedően eredményes emberek 7 szokása, nemzetközileg ismert bestseller szerzője, Stephen R. Covey, a néhai legendás vezetésfejlesztés szakértő utolsó könyve.


Your Most Important Work Is Always Ahead of You

By Stephen R. Covey

and Cynthia Covey Haller


Cited by AARP as one of “Fall’s Best New Books”

Stephen R. Covey spent his career inspiring millions to make their lives more effective, compassionate, and meaningful. Near the end of his life, however, Covey felt there was a final component to his work which he wanted to inspire others with— “live life in crescendo”— which was his personal mission statement.

He asked his daughter Cynthia Haller Covey to collaborate on a book based on what would turn out to be his last big idea—the “Crescendo Mentality.” This mindset urges us to use whatever we have—time, talents, resources, gifts, passion, money, and influence—to enrich the lives of the people around us, including family, neighborhood, community, and the world. Whether you have retired, experienced great success, gone through a life-changing setback, or are stuck in a stagnant midlife, this mindset will help you realize that your greatest work is truly be ahead of you.

That father/daughter collaboration would eventually become LIVE LIFE IN CRESCENDO: Your Most Important Work is Always Ahead of You (September 27th, 2022/$27.99 hardcover) by Stephen R. Covey and Cynthia Covey Haller.

 “We actively worked on the book together for three years, and I met with him regularly to record his thoughts and ideas. He always encouraged and even pushed me to finish my part, which was holding the book up, yet he understood my time limitations,” Cynthia writes. “While I deeply shared his passion on the subject and collected material and wrote when I could, regrettably my part of the book was still mostly unfinished when he unexpectedly left us. Over the last several years, I finished writing the stories, examples, and commentary that were my part of the project, as he had requested.”

LIVE LIFE IN CRESCENDO addresses the vital questions that occupied Covey’s thinking toward the end of his life:

  • How can you live your best life no matter your age or stage?
  • How can you pull yourself out of a stagnant midlife?
  • How can you continue to contribute if you have already been successful?
  • How do you best respond to life-challenging setbacks?
  • How do you live your best life in the second half of life, when you may be thinking of retiring and settling down.

The book provides Covey’s answers to these questions, outlining his vision for every age and stage of life. Using the musical analogy of crescendo, in the same way that music builds on the previous notes, life too, builds on the past and unfolds in the future.

Haller said, “My father urged everyone to “live life in crescendo,” continually growing in learning, influence, and contribution. No matter your situation or age and stage of life, it is essential to approach life with the belief that your most important work is always ahead of you.”

LIVE LIFE IN CRESCENDO is a life-changing and life-affirming book that befits the generosity and wisdom of the late Stephen R. Covey.

About the authors

Recognized as one of Time magazine’s twenty-five most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey (1932–2012) was an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, business leader, and author. His books have sold more than 40 million copies (print, digital, and audio) in more than fifty languages throughout the world, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the 20th Century. After receiving an MBA from Harvard University and a doctorate from Brigham Young University, he became the cofounder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, the most trusted leadership company in the world.

Cynthia Covey Haller is an author, teacher, speaker, and an active participant in her community. She has contributed to the writing of several books and articles, notably The 3rd Alternative by Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, and The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, both by Sean Covey. Cynthia has held multiple leadership positions in women’s organizations, served as a PTSA president, as an organizer for refugee aid and food pantry volunteer, and she is currently working with her husband, Kameron, as a service volunteer helping with employment needs. She graduated from Brigham Young University and lives with her family in Salt Lake City, Utah.​​​​​​​


Subtitle: Your Most Important Work is Always Ahead of You

Authors: Stephen R. Covey and Cynthia Covey Haller

Pub Date: September 27th, 2022

Price: $27.99 hardcover

Pages: 304

ISBN: 9781982195472