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7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Author: Stephen R. Covey Presenters:

Scott Tankersley

Introduction, Habits 1-3

Ibanga Ubom

Habits 4-7, Conclusion

7 Habits of Highly Effective People


Beer drinking Laziness Gambling Lying Cheating Stealing Deception

Perspective

Look AT the lens through which you see the world Try to step out and view things from other perspectives The lens shapes how we interpret the world

Personality Ethic

Public image

Attitude Behavior Skills Technique Human & Public relations techniques Positive Mental Attitude (PMA)

2 Paths

Personality Ethic

Examples

Your attitude determines your ALtitude Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve

Can become superficial and appear manipulative if approached incorrectly

Character Ethic

Consists of sincerity Primary trait Foundation on which our values are built What we are communicates far more eloquently that anything we say or do
-Covey

The Power of a Paradigm

The way we see the world not in terms of our visual sense of sight but perceiving, understanding and interpreting. Remember the lens Can be described as a map A model of something else

2 Types of Maps

The way things are REALITIES The way things should be VALUES Always should evaluate the accuracy Ask yourself the question:

Are things really as they are, or as they should be?

Paradigms are most often influenced by our environment based upon things to which we have been exposed.

The Habits

The intersection of knowledge, skill and desire Knowledge What to do Skill How to do Desire Want to do

Knowledge

Habits

Skill

Desire

P/PC Principle

P Production PC Production Capability Need to always maintain balance between the two Cant have one without the other

Habit 1
Be Proactive Take the initiative and responsibility to make things happen

Example: Response-ability, meaning the ability to choose your response. Proactive people: Are responsible for their own actions Are conscious of their own decisions and the consequences of those decisions Do not blame circumstances, conditions or conditions for their behavior Avoid being reactive

Habit 1
Freedom To Choose

Stimulus

Response

SelfAwareness

Independent Will Imagination Conscience

Habit 2
Begin With the End In Mind: Begin today with a clear image, picture, or paradigm of the final product as the frame of reference or the criterion by which everything else is examined

Based upon principle: All things are created twice First Creation: Mental Second Creation: Physical Leadership vs. Management Leadership is the first creation Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things
-Peter Drucker

Habit 2

Write a personal mission statement Set aside time to do review and refine your mission statement often Identify your center Examine your principles as the center

Habit 3
Put First Things First Principles of Personal Management

Long Term planning


Short Term planning


Emphasis on a personal mission statement Know where you want to go (Habit 2) Prioritize Learn to say no Delegation is key to growing and becoming more efficient Arrange schedule in manageable chunks Weekly Set aside time to review and prioritize schedule

Habit 3
Urgent I Important
ACTIVITIES: Crises Pressing problems Deadline-driven projects

Not Urgent II
ACTIVITIES: Prevention, PC activities Relationship building Recognizing new opportunities Planning, recreation

III

IV
ACTIVITIES: Trivia, busy work Some mail Some phone calls Time wasters Pleasant activities

Not Important

ACTIVITIES: Interruptions, some calls Some mail, some reports Some meetings Proximate, pressing matters Popular activities

Habit 3

Effective people live in Quadrant II Effective people avoid Quadrants III & IV Effective people are opportunity-minded

They feed opportunity and starve problems

Habit 4
Think Win-Win: Principles of Interpersonal Leadership Dimensions of Win-Win

Character Relationships Performance Agreements


Reward system Process

Define results (not methods) Guidelines Resources Accountability Consequences

Habit 5
Seek First to Understand, Then to be understood Principle Of Empathic Communication Filters information or projecting onto others behavior Levels

Ignoring Pretending Selective listening Attentive listening Empathic Listening

intent to understand ones feelings, therapeutic, risky

How We Communicate

Estimate: 10% - Words 30% - Sounds 60% - Body Language

Habit 6

Synergize : Principles of Creative Cooperation Highest Activity in all life Whole is greater than the sum of its parts 1 + 1 <>2 but 3 or more! Principled-Centered Leadership
Catalyze Unify Unleashed the greatest power within people Opens Minds and Hearts to New Possibilities Transformational not Transaction

Habit 6 cont.
Valuing the Differences Mental Emotional Psychological Key All people see the world, not as it is, but as they are Covey

Habit 7

Sharpen the Saw: The Principle of Balanced Self-Renewal Engaging in activities aimed at preserving and maintaining ourselves

Dimensions Physical Social / Emotional Mental Spiritual

Balance In Renewal Neglecting any one area impacts other Dimensions

Habit 7 cont.
The Upward Spiral Renewal is the principle and process that empowers us to move on the upward spiral of growth and change, of continuous improvement

Questions?