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”Seven + One” Habits at Work
Need for Success
No company can succeed until individuals within it succeed. No group can achieve its objectives until its people achieve theirs Private victories precede Public victories – Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, First Things First and The 8th Habit
Habit Knowledge Knowledge is the what to do and why. . Skill is the how to do. Skill Desire A habit is the intersection of knowledge. skill and desire. Desire is the motivation.Habits Defined Webster defines a habit as an often involuntary pattern of behavior acquired by frequent repetition. the want to do.
of attitudes and behaviors. industry. simplicity and modesty. patience. that lubricate the processes of human interaction. Success depends on things like integrity. courage. humility. temperance. skills and techniques.Ethics – Personality and Character Personalit y Ethic Character Ethic Success is a function of personality. justice. of public image. Although image. the weight of real effectiveness lies in good character . techniques and skills can influence your outward success. fidelity.
Both are right – its only the perception. if you want quantum-leap changes. In other words the way we see the problem is the problem – problems. work on your paradigms . at times. could be opportunities If you want small change.Paradigm Shift You could say – its half-full or its half-empty. work on your behavior.
Sharpen the Saw Renewal . Put First things First Victory 7. Seek First to Understand. Then to Be Understood 6. Begin with the End in Mind 3. Think Win/Win 5. Be Proactive 2. Synergize Private 1.The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Public Victory 4.
Seven Habits Application Seven Habit is a Principle-centered character-based inside-out approach to personal and inter-personal effectiveness .
the environment. conditions. selected and internalized values.Habit 1: Be Proactive (Principle of Personal Vision) Proactivity Defined: As human beings we are responsible for our own lives. Proactive People . Proactive people are driven by carefully considered. Stimulus Response Reactive People Reactive people are driven by feelings. circumstances.
• Reactive people focus their efforts in the Circle of Concern.Habit 1: Be Proactive (Principle of Personal Vision) Proactive Focus Circle of Concern Reactive Focus Circle of Influence Where do you focus your time and energy? • Proactive people focus their efforts in the Circle of Influence. .
Peak Performers: They win because they visualize their victory . Leadership is the first creation and Management is the second creation. fail with the first creation.Habit 2: Begin with an end in Mind (Principle of Personal Leadership) Mental Creation Physical Creation Most endeavors that fail. Management is doing things right but Leadership is doing the right things.
Habit 2: Begin with an end in Mind (Principle of Personal Leadership) Mission Statement: The most effective way to begin with the end in mind is to develop a personal mission statement. Note: Even Organizations can have mission statements .
Urgency • Effective Management is putting first things first • Urgent Matters are usually visible • Important Matters contribute to our mission P1s √ x x • Effective People stay out of III & IV .Habit 3: Put First Things First (Principles of Personal Management) Importance Vs.
Habit 3: Put First Things First (Principles of Personal Management) WATER .
Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Principles of Interpersonal Leadership) Think Win-Win is a frame of mind that seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions Win-Win Is A courageous effort The best way to get to interdependent relationships A philosophy of human interaction supported by an Abundance Mentality A character-based code for interactions Win-Win Is Not Always being “nice” Always achievable A manipulative effort A personality-based thought pattern .
Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Principles of Interpersonal Leadership) Four Dimensions of Win-Win Character – Integrity. Maturity and Abundance Mentality Relationship – courtesy and respect for others Agreement – desired results and consequences Systems and Processes – align with the mission statement and the route to win-win .
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand. not the one who speaks . In order to Win-Win. you need to first understand 38% 55% 7% Non-verbal Sounds (How we say) Words we use The one who listens does the most work. then to be Understood (Principles of Empathic Communications) To interact effectively and to influence. you need to understand first – Diagnosis must precede prescriptions Effective people focus first on listening to understand and not on listening to reply. Effective people listen with empathy unlike defective people who have no genuine desire or interest in anyone else but himself/herself.
then to be Understood (Principles of Empathic Communications) Empathic Listening Skills Repeat verbatim – just words not feelings Rephrase content – summarize meaning in your own words Reflect feelings – capture feelings in your own words Rephrase content and reflect feelings – express both in your own words Discern – when empathy is not necessary or appropriate The key to listening is with the eyes and the heart .Habit 5: Seek First to Understand.
say 11 Valuing the differences is the essence of Synergy Synergize . or 2. with Synergy you get. Synergy takes place when two or more people produce more together than the sum of what they could have produced separately. more than 1. you get 2.Habit 6: Synergize (Principles of Creative Communication) Problem or Opportunity Synergy (Third Alternative) Synergy – the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. With Win-Win.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal) This is a daily process of renewing four dimensions of our nature A Private Victory and is a victory over self Quadrant II activity and hence a must Physical – Exercise Mental – Reading Spiritual – Core Values and Mission Statement Social – Relationship with others .
• Being effective as individuals and organizations is no longer merely an option – survival in today's world requires it • For today’s knowledge worker era. we need additional habit for personal effectiveness • We need to reach beyond Effectiveness towards Fulfillment. Contribution and Greatness • We need to find our inner-voice and inspire others to find theirs (In other words.Eighth Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness • The world. is a vastly changed place. talents of the individual and work on it) People who have found their voice require no management . though. finding inner-voice is identifying the strengths.
Eighth Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness 4 Tenets that form your voice • Vision (what are you good at?) • Passion (what do you love to do?) • Conscience (what is life asking of me?) • Discipline (what need does it serve?) .
Leveraging App Team for Offshore Support Training Support – Understand their support needs and then tell the need for an SLA Reaching out to additional vendors Training. 2003. Upgrade Habit 6 Synergize Habit 7 Sharpen the Saw From Effectiveness to Habit 8 Greatness . Informatica Support Model Consolidated Platform Support Building the Team is first important before delivering support Shared Resources between Teams. then to be Understood Team potentially needing platform help.Habit & Its Application Habit 1 Be Proactive Habit 2 Begin with an End in Mind Habit 3 First Things First Habit 4 Think Win-Win Habit 5 Seek First to Understand. Driving – EA Engagement. 9i. Certifications Tactical to Strategical – Extending beyond Supporting to Consulting.
but a habit – Aristotle . is not an act. then. Covey We are what we repeatedly do. – Stephen R.Final words… The enemy of the best is often the good. Excellence.
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