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Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

By Stephen R. Covey

Agenda
What

is Habit? Habit 1: Be Proactive Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind Habit 3: Put First Things First Habit 4: Think Win-Win Habit 5: Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood Habit 6: Synergize Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw Conclusion

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit Aristotle

Knowledge (what to, why to)

Habits Skills (how to) Desire (want to)

Internalized principles & patterns of behavior

Habits

The Habits of Personal Effectiveness


Habit

1: Be Proactive Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind Habit 3: Put First things First

Proactivity is the habit of Personal Vision


Habit
Be

Proactive Be responsible for your life Make Choices from Values Not Temporary or Immediate Feelings Best way to predict your future is to CREATE IT!

Proactive Model
Stimulus

Freedom to Choose

Response

Self Awareness Imagination

Independent Will Conscience

Habit

Beginning with the End in Mind is the habit of Personal Leadership


2
Beginning

with the End in Mind Discover a personal mission Support it with chosen roles and goals Establish personal values that will guide proactivity Visualize and create a mental image of what you want to create physically

How Good Am I at Personal Planning?

Develop a Personal Mission .Statement creed: . . or philosophy or . . .


what you want to ____, what you want to ____, and your beliefs and values

Develop Goals
Short-term Intermediate Long-term

___________ goals

Putting First Things First is the habit of Personal Management


Habit
Put

First Things First Operate every day from priorities established in your mission, roles, and goals Translate your mission into specific daily activities Create optimal value from your time

The Time Management Matrix


Urgent
I The ____________ Exam tomorrow Friend gets injured Late for work/class Project due today III The Yes-man Unimportant phone calls Interruptions Other peoples small problems Peer pressure Important

Not Urgent
II The _____________ Planning, goal setting Paper due in a week Exercise Relationships/relaxation IV The ___________ Too much TV Endless phone calls Excessive computer games Mall marathons Other time wasters

Not Important

The Time Management Matrix


Urgent
Important I The Procrastinator

Results: Stress Burnout Crisis management Always putting out fires

The Time Management Matrix


Results:
Short-term focus Crisis management Reputation-chameleon type character See goals and plans as worthless Feel victimized, out of control Shallow or broken relationships

Urgent
Not Important III The Yes-man

The Time Management Matrix


Results: Total irresponsibility Fired from jobs Dependent on others or institutions for basics

Not Urgent
Not Important IV The Slacker

The Time Management Matrix


Results: Vision, perspective Balance Discipline Control Few crises

Not Urgent
Important II The _______________

Long - Term Organizing

Mission Statement

Roles

Goals

Weekly Organizing

Roles

Goals

Plans

Schedul e

Delegate

The Habits of Interpersonal Effectiveness


Habit 4: Think Win-Win Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood Habit 6: Synergize

Think Win-Win is the habit of Interpersonal Leadership


Habit

Think

Win-Win Wanting other people to win as well as yourself Belief in Third Alternative
A

solution that gives everyone what they want

Unites

ways

people in helpful, supportive

Levels of Communication
High ___________ (Win/Win) __________ (Compromise) _________ (Win/Lose or Lose/Win) Low

Trust
Low

Cooperation

High

Seek First to Understand is the habit of Communication


Habit

Seek

First to Understand Being genuinely interested in seeking another persons point of view whether or not you agree Attitude of openness Skill of empathetic listening Helps search for mutually beneficial alternatives

Synergy is the habit of Creative Cooperation


Habit

Synergize Seeing

and appreciating differences in a relationship as a source of information and creativity Others points of view can increase the effectiveness of an interaction Experience in true interdependency

Seven Habits Paradigm


7 ________ the ______
Interdependence

5 4

Independence

3 1 2

Dependence

Four Dimensions of Renewal


__________
Exercise, Nutrition Stress Management

Mental
Reading, Visualizing, Planning, Writing

Social/Emotional
Service, Empathy, Synergy, Intrinsic Security

__________
Value Clarification & Commitment & Meditation