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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

The figures and ideas on this presentation are a copyright of Dr. Steven Covey

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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Eastern Proverb

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Do we need a new paradigm?
• What is a paradigm? • What is a paradigm shift?
– The paradigm shift is basically that the rules get changed. Changing the rules changes everything. – The 3 phase cycle of a paradigm shift
• Problems are solved slowly
– People reluctantly learn the pradigm – Things happen very rapidly, paradigm is working – The curve is flattened, the paradigm does not solve the problems. The problems are obvious » Poor class/lab performance » Failing classes
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A Farmer and Information Systems. What is so different about their approach to life?

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EFFICIENCY VS. EFFECTIVENESS
• Efficiency-Doing things right (studying before the test and getting a good grade) • Effectiveness-Doing the right thing (Developing good studying habits)

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What is a habit?
• Patterns of behavior composed of three overlapping components – Knowledge – Desire – Skill

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Maturity Continuum
• First three habits
– Character – Help achieve the private victory – Independence

• Next three
– Outward expression of character – Mutual benefits – Public victories

• Last habit
– Sustains the growth process
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BE PROACTIVE
• Take responsibility for your attitude and actions
– Response/ability

• We have the ability to choose how we respond • Behavior is a product of our own choices that are based on values and not feelings • Focus time of what we can control instead of what we cannot of have little control
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STIMULUS-RESPONSE MODELS ARE LIMITED

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BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND
• Habit of personal leadership
– Begin each day with a clear understanding of our desired direction and destination

• Develop a personal mission statement
– What you want to be (character) – What you want to do (contributions)

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Where there is no vision, the people perish… Proverbs 29:18

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PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST
• Personal Management
– Organizing and managing your time according to the personal priorities established in habit 2

• We must invest time on the planning, prevention, and relationship-building activities (Quadrant II). • What matter most?

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TIME MANAGEMENT MATRIX
Urgent I Important Not Important ACTIVITIES: Crises Pressing Problems Deadline-driven projects, meetings, preparations II ACTIVITIES: Preparation Prevention, PC Activities Relationship building Recognizing new opportunities Planning, recreation Values clarification Empowerment IV ACTIVITIES: Trivia, busy work Some mail Some phone calls Time wasters Pleasant activities Irrelevant mail Watching TV excessively Not Urgent

III ACTIVITIES: Interruptions, some phone calls Some mail, some reports Some meetings Many proximate, pressing matters Many popular activities

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THINK WIN-WIN
• Habit of interpersonal leadership • Effectiveness is largely achieved through the cooperative efforts of two or more people. • We succeed but not at other people expense • There is plenty for everyone • Agreement and solutions are muatually beneficial
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SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD • Habit of communication, empathic
• • • • communication. We have two ear and one mouth, learn to listen. We have to listen with the intent to understand and not reply. See the world the way he or she sees it. It does not mean that you have to agree with everything, you just understand it.

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SYNERGIZE
• Habit of creative cooperation or teamwork • We jointly discovered things that we are much less likely to discover by ourselves. • We are able to find the Third Alternative which is not a compromise but a win-win solution • 1 + 1 =?
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SHARPEN THE SAW
• Habit of self-renewal • Enhance the greatest asset that you have • We need to have a balanced and systematic program of self-renewal • Four dimensions of self-renewal • We need to be proactive • Renewal is the principle and the process that empowers us to move in an upward spiral of growth,change and continuous improvement
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Four Dimension of Renewal

The person who doesn’t read is not better off than a person who can’t read
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THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY INNEFECTIVE PEOPLE
• • • • • • • Be reactive
– Doubt yourself and blame others

Work without any clear end in mind Do the urgent thing first
– Urgent is not always the most important

Think Win/lose Seek first to be understood If you cant’ win, compromise Fear change and put off improvement

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When do we have to change?
When the pain of the same is greater than the pain of change.

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