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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a popular book written by Stephen R Covey. This Book became blue print for personal development. It provides a useful, sequential framework for understanding much about the process of Personal Development. Many highly successful people seem to have naturally developed these principles of effectiveness.

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Be proactive Begin with the end in mind Put first things first Think Win Win Seek first to understand and then to be understood Synergize Sharpen the saw.

Win/Win is not a personality technique. Its a total paradigm of human interaction. It comes from a character of integrity, maturity, and the Abundance Mentality. It grows out of high-trust relationships. It is embodied in agreements that effectively clarify and manage expectations as well as accomplishment. It thrives in supportive systems.

Win/Win Win/Lose Lose/Win Lose/Lose Win Win/Win or No Deal

Win/win is a powerful management tool. Win/Win seeks mutual benefits in all human interactions. Win/Win means that agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial. Win/Win is the belief that its not your way or my way; its a better way, a higher way.

Win/Lose states If I win you lose. In Leadership style, Win/Lose is a authoritarian approach. Win/Lose people are prone to use position, power, credentials, possessions, or personality to get their way.

Lose/Win stands for no demands, no expectations, no vision. People who think Lose/Win are usually quick to please or appease. They seek strength from popularity or acceptance. Lose/Win people have little courage to express their own feelings and convictions and are easily intimidated by the ego strength of others.

When two Win/Lose determine, stubborn, ego-invested individuals interact-the result will be Lose/Lose. Both will Lose. Both will become vindictive and want to get back or get even, blind to the fact that murder is suicide, that revenge is a two-edged sword. Lose/Lose is the philosophy of the highly dependent person without inner direction who is miserable and thinks everyone else should be, too.

People with the Win mentality dont necessarily want someone else to lose. Thats irrelevant. What matters is that they get what they want. Win mentality thinks in terms of securing his own endsand leaving it to others to secure theirs.

No Deal basically means that if we cant find a solution that would benefit us both, we agree to disagree agreeably-No Deal. No expectations have been created, no performance contracts established.

People with this attitude usually: Are happy when others succeed Help others succeed Think Abundance Are willing to share recognition with others See life as an All-you-can-eat buffet for everybody Watch the video to see another example of Win-Win in action: