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Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

1.What is a Habit? 2.Seven Habits Paradigm 3.The Seven Habits

Knowledge (what to, why to)

Internalized principles & patterns of behavior


why to) Desire (want to) Internalized principles & patterns of behavior Habits .Knowledge (what to.

Knowledge (what to. why to) Skills (how to) Desire (want to) Internalized principles & patterns of behavior Habits .

Knowledge (what to. why to) Habits Skills (how to) Desire (want to) Internalized principles & patterns of behavior Habits .

Seven Habits 1 Be Proactive 2 Begin with the End in Mind 3 Put First Things First 4..Seek First to Understand.Shapen the saw . Then to Be Understood 6 Synergize 7. Think Win/Win 5..


The Seven Habits center on timeless and universal principles of personal, interpersonal, managerial, and organizational effectiveness.



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Exercise, Nutrition, Stress Management


Reading, Visualizing, Planning, Writing


Service, Empathy, Synergy, Intrinsic Security

Value Clarification & Commitment,


Habit #1 Be Proactive Based on the work of Stephen Covey .

THE UPWARD SPIRAL Commit Learn Do Commit Do Do Commit Learn Learn Do Commit Learn 12 .

PROACTIVE MODEL Stimulus Freedom to Choose Response SelfAwareness Independent Will Imagination Conscience .

What happens to a bottle of soda when you shake it up? It EXPLODES! .

but you stay calm and don’t explode! . You act like a water bottle. You might get shaken up or mad.When you are PROACTIVE. you make a choice about how you react to the things that happen in your life.

What steps could you take to be more PROACTIVE and calm when things aren’t going well? .

HOW PROACTIVE AM I? . . . . the degree to which I take initiative to improve my current circumstances or create new ones.

Proactive vs. You aren’t ready for things that might happen. When things don’t go your way. You are prepared for anything that might happen. You are always ready with a calm attitude. You do things to make sure that the right things will happen. BUT you stay calm. Reactive you make When you are PROACTIVE. you could explode at any minute. Things happen and they “catch you off guard”. good choices about how you respond to something happening. When you are REACTIVE. you aren’t happy. You deal with things when they happen .

Where do you fall? Very Reactiv e Very Proactive How could you be more proactive? .

Circle of Influence Things you can’t control circle of circle of influence concern Things you can control or change Focus on things you can change or influence .



Circle of Influence Things you CAN’T control or change: •Other people •The weather •Things you did wrong in the past •How other people treat me •Homework Things you CAN control or change: •Your attitude •Your mood •Your reaction to good and bad things that happen •How I treat other people Can you think of other examples from your life? .

Habit #2 Begin with the End in Mind Based on the work Stephen Covey .

I am an important part of my classroom. I look for ways to . I do things that have meaning and make a difference.I plan ahead and set goals.

.What is “the end” for you? What do you hope to be doing ten years from now? Twenty? Make a list of things you want to do in your life.

Before you figure out the “end”. etc. plant. a food. machine. Explain why you chose what you did. you have to take a look at who YOU are! Draw a picture of something that represents you. . It could be an animal.

Out from the circle. write words that describe you. Part 1: Write your name in a circle.Mission Statement. artisti c athleti c Ben reader kind .

Kind person 4. Part 2: Now think about what kind of person you WANT to be.Good student 3.Mission Statement. Make a list.Talented artist .Hard worker 2. I want to be a: 1.

school and in my sports •Be kind to others •Take good care of myself.Mission Statement. Part 3: Use the two lists to write a mission statement. . •To get better at my art. This is a sentence or paragraph about the person you want to be. Here are some example: My mission is to: •Laugh a lot •Learn as much I can •Work hard at home.

Why did you rate yourself this way? .How good are you at beginning with the end in mind? I always keep the end in mind. I only think about today.

How does saying “no” sometimes help you with “beginning with the end in mind”? What things do you have to say no to? .

I would choose to be….Finish these sentences: ~If I my future had no limits.. ~I want to be a person who… .

Habit #3 Put First Things First Based on the work of Stephen Covey .

I am organized. and follow my plan. . make a schedule. I set priorities. This means I say no to things I should not do.I spend my time on things that are most important.

.Going for Your Goals At Home Goals At School Goals Set two or three goals for at home and for at school.

Sometimes not being brave gets in the way of doing things that are important to you. Putting first things first might means putting aside your fears to reach your goal. Has fear ever kept you from doing something great or .

BIG things in your life. you can get to the little things that take your time. Big. Less Important Things That Take Your Time .Big Things and Little Things: Putting first things first means planning your time around the most important. Important Things That Take Your Time Small Things. Then.

Is it organized? Do you waste time. from start to finish. or put first things first? .Organizing Your Days Write out your regular schedule for a full day.

Practice in the car on the way to school. write things that you can do to help you achieve those goals. and one goal for school. Have somebody quiz me daily. Out from the circle.Now choose one goal for home. . Write your goals in a circle. Make flash cards. Memorize my multiplicatio n facts. Making it Happen Play x games on the computer.

Where do you fall?

I always put first things first!

I never to set goals or put first things first. How could you
be better at putting first

Habit #4
Think Win-Win
Based on the work of Stephen Covey

Is this picture a good one for Think WinWin? Why or why not? If so, defend your answer. If not, design a better one and explain

When a conflict arrives. It makes me happy to see other people happy. I don’t have to put others down to get what I want.I want everyone to be a success. . I like to do nice things for others. I help brainstorm a solution.

High CONSIDERATION Lose/Win Win/Win Lose/Lose Win/Lose Low Low COURAGE High .

LEVELS OF COMMUNICATION High Synergistic (Win/Win) TRUST Respectful (Compromise) Defensive (Win/Lose or Lose/Win) Low Low COOPERATION High .

•I’ll let someone else win again. . •I am a loser. •At least I am better than her/him. I can’t do anything.Think Win-Win Road •I’ll step Blocks on you to get ahead.

Have you ever “stepped on” somebody else to win? Have you pushed someone aside so you could get something good? How does this feel? Think an .

you are not practicing Think Win-Win. .Human Doormat: Do you always let other people win? Do you not raise your hand to answer a question because you know somebody will answer? Do you let people jump in front of you? Do you let people treat you poorly? (If so.) Describe a time when you let people “step on you” to win.

Make a word & picture splash to show what makes you unique. You must not care what others think of you. You will be happy to see others be successful.How To Think Win-Win In order to Think Win-Win. . you need to be confident in you.

Very Bad! I don’t like to see other people win.Where do you fall? Very Good! I want everyone to do well. How could you be better at Think Win-Win? .

. Then to Be Understood Based on the work Stephen Covey.Habit #5 Seek First to Understand.

Pretend Listening: You don’t really pay attention to the other person. “uh-huh.”.” You always bring the conversation back to you and You listen only to the parts your life. You say things like that interest you.” Selective Listening: Selfish Listening: . You say “yeah. “I had that happen too” and “I know how you feel. but you pretend to.” and “cool.Listening Road Blocks Spacing Out: Your mind wanders when others talk.

Which “Listening Road Block” do you most often use? Explain why this happens.We all have times when we are poor listeners. .

What are some ways that you can show people that you ARE listening? Who is a good listener? Create a list of people that you know that listen well. be a good listener. . When people feel like you listen. So.I’m All Ears Everybody wants to be listened to. they are more likely to like you. and you’ll have lots of friends.

.Listen With Your Eyes: Sometimes you have to listen with your eyes as much as you listen with your ears. People say a lot with their body language and facial expressions.

Emotion Charades: •Impatient •Scared •Relaxed •Frustrated •Surprised •Stressed •Angry •Sad •Tired •Happy •Thinking •Bored •Confused •Flattered •Nervous •Annoyed •Interested •Embarrassed •Worried . Practice ‘listening with your eyes”.Find a partner. You can not use words. Choose an emotion to try to express just with your face and body.

Mirror To be a good listener. Use statements like “You seem to be feeling…” and “So what you are saying is…” .Mirror. mirror back what someone says. Repeat back in your own words what the person is saying.

Have you ever had a time with your family or friends when you knew that you needed to “zip it” and just listen? Why is it important to do this sometimes? How does this help the person you are listening to? .

Are you a good listener? Very Good Listene r Not Such a Great Listener How could you be a better listener? .

.Habit #6 Synergize Based on the work of Stephen Covey.

I work well in groups. I am a better person when I let other people into my life and work. I know that “two heads are better than one”. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems. . I get along well with others. even people who are different from me.I value other people’s strengths and learn from them.

” Do you agree or disagree? Why? .They say that. “Two heads are better than one.

school.Make a list of times when you have to work with other people at home. or church. or in your clubs/ sports. .

Everybody is different. or unique. In what ways is this a good thing? How does this help you when you are working with a group .

looks.How does everyone being different make things harder? How can you overcome these challenges? Would it be easier if everyone had the same personality. talents and interests? .

Celebrate Differences: Pair up with someone you don’t usually work/play with. Difference s: Student 2 Ways You Are Alike Difference s: Student 1 . Come up with at least five differences and five things you have in common.

What does this quote mean? Is it true? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? “Everyone is in love with his own ideas.” .

.How can having someone disagree with you help you learn? Explain your thoughts.

who would be on your team.Dream Team You have been asked to put together a team to create a new invention. If you could choose anyone in the world. You must explain your reason. Person Reason . You may have 5 teammates.

Find best solution. Seek to be understood. Share your ideas. Listen carefully. Everyone create new ideas. Be creative. . Their Way My Way Brainstorm High Way Try to understand everyone’s ideas.Synergy Action Plan Define the Problem Make sure you understand the problem or task.

Where do you fall? I work well with others. How could you be better at working with . I’d rather work by myself.

Habit #7 Sharpen the Saw Based on the work of Stephen Covey .

He still hasn’t cut through the tree trunk. What might be wrong with the man’s saw? What should he do? .A man has been working hard to saw through a tree for over three hours.

I learn in lots of ways and lots of places. . exercising. I spend time with family and friends.I take care of my body by eating right. and getting sleep.

Body: Exercise. Relax Brain: Learn. Sleep. Be Healthy. Laugh. Read. Write Soul: Journal. Be a Friend . Pray Heart: Serve. Think.

What do you do to take care of your body? What do you NOT do? Could you make any improvements? .

How you are working to improve your brain? What could you stop doing? What could you start doing? Can you think of someone who really works on this area of their life? .

Brain Food What are your plans for “feeding” your brain? Make a list of things you want to learn or things that you want to do that will teach you. .

How you are working to improve your soul? What things do you do that make you the most happy? .

books or movies that make you want to be a better person? Is there a person that makes YOU want to be better? .Feeding Your Soul What feeds your soul? What inspires you and gives you peace? What are some songs.

Does the heart matter? Are you serving/helping anyone? What things do you do to make friends and/or to make other people happy? Can you think of someone that really is good at this? .

Your Saw is Your Life What makes your saw sharp? What makes your saw dull? .

How good are you at sharpening the saw? My saw is very sharp! My saw is very dull! What steps could you take to sharpen your saw? .

The Time Management Matrix Urgent Urgent Not Urgent Important I The ____________ II The _____________ III The Yes-man IV The ___________ .

and other people. They determine the agendas they will follow and choose their response to what happens around them. . They feel victimized. They do not see as the creative force of their lives. Proactive people take responsibility for their own lives. their past. Be Reactive. Reactive people don’t take responsibility for their own lives. a product of circumstances.SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE EFFECTIVE PEOPLE INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE HABIT 1 Be Proactive.

They live life based on self-chosen values and are guided by their personal mission statement. and their deep sense of personal meaning to accomplish tasks in a positive and effective way. . Begin with No End in Mind. They have not paid the price to develop a mission statement and thus live life based on society’s values instead of self-chosen values. correct principles. These people use personal vision.SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE EFFECTIVE PEOPLE HABIT 2 INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE Begin with the End in Mind. These people lack personal vision and have not developed a deep sense of personal meaning and purpose.

These people exercise discipline. They also “walk their talk” and spend significant time in Quadrant II. They are caught up in the “thick of thin things” and are driven by the urgent. These people are crisis managers who are unable to stay focused on high-leverage tasks because of their preoccupation with circumstances. . Put Second Things First. and they plan and execute according to priorities.SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE EFFECTIVE PEOPLE HABIT 3 INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE Put First Things First. or other people. their past.

These people have a scarcity mentality and see life as a zero-sum game. resulting in rewarding relationships and greater power to influence. They achieve effective communication and high trust levels in their Emotional Bank Accounts with others. result-ing in a defensive mentality and adversarial feelings.SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE EFFECTIVE PEOPLE HABIT 4 INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE Think Win-Win. They have ineffective communication skills and low trust levels in their Emotional Bank Accounts with others. . These people have an abundance mentality and the spirit of cooperation. Think Win-Lose or Lose-Win.

Through perceptive observation and empathic listening. these nonjudgmental people are intent on learning the needs. interests. and concerns of others. They are then able to courageously state their own needs and wants. Seek First to Be Understood. . Then to Be Understood.SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE EFFECTIVE PEOPLE HABIT 5 INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE Seek First to Understand. without attempting to understand others first. They blindly prescribe without first diagnosing the problem. These people put forth their point of view based solely on their auto-biography and motives.

Effective people know that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. They value and benefit from differences in others. Differences in others are looked upon as threats. Compromise.SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE EFFECTIVE PEOPLE HABIT 6 INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE Synergize. . Fight. They try to “clone” other people in their own image. which results in creative cooperation and teamwork. or Flight. Ineffective people believe the whole is less than the sum of the parts.

which enhance all areas off their life and nurture the other six habits. Effective people are involved in selfrenewal and self-improvement in the physical. . They lack a program of selfrenewal and self-improvement and eventually lose the cutting edge they once had. Ineffective people fall back. Wear Out the Saw. and social-emotional areas. spiritual.SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE EFFECTIVE PEOPLE HABIT 7 INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE Sharpen the Saw. and get disordered. lose their interest. mental.

Society is the source of our values. Continuous self-renewal and self-improvement. Win-win. Mutual benefit. which is important. 93 Habit 1 Habit 2 Habit 3 Habit 4 Habit 5 Habit 6 We are a product of our environment and upbringing. provide foundation for decision making. . Unity means sameness. Reactive to the tyranny of the urgent. flight. Win-lose. Habit Entropy. or compromise when faced with conflict. Differences are threats.PARADIGM SHIFTS ARADIGM HIFTS A BREAK FROM TRADITIONAL WISDOM TOWARD 7 HABITS We are a product of our choices to our environment and Values are self-chosen and upbringing. Values flow outflow from that Actions of principles. Independence is the highest value. Acted upon by the environment. Burnout on one track 7 typically work. One-sided benefit. Fight. Communication solves problems. Differences are values and are opportunities for synergy.

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