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7 Habits of Highly Effective People Summary

A quick review of the 7 Habits concepts

Ashley Cormier

on 6 April 2011

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Transcript of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Summary

Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Foundations Habit 1: Be Proactive Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind Habit 3: Put First things first Habit 4: Think Win-Win Habit 6: Synergize Habit 5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw We think we see the world as it is, when in fact we see the world as we are.
- Stephen R. Covey Maturity Continuum See-Do-Get Paradigm "Our first energies should go to our own charachter development, which is often invisible to others, like the roots that sustain great trees. As we cultivate the roots, we begin to see the fruits."

- Stephen R. Covey "When we can no longer change a situation,
we are challenged to change ourselves"
- Viktor Frankl Expand Your Circle of Influence The Habit of Choice Pause and Respond Proactive Vs. Reactive Reactive people allow outside influences (moods, feelings and circumstances to control their responses. Proactive people pause to allow themselves the freedom to choose their response based on principles and desired results. Activity! Think of situation at work that frustrates you. Identify areas of concern and
areas of control
Envision Outcomes Before you Act Create and live by a personal mission statement How? Reflect on those who have influenced you Imagine you could invite to dinner four or five people who have influenced your life the most - who would they be? What qualities do you admire most about them? Discover yourself I am at my best when?

I am at my worst when?

What do I really love to do at work?

What do I really love to do in my perosnal life?

My natural talents and gifts are... Character: The Roots of Effectiveness Maturity Continuum See-do-get Paradigm Consider your roles:
mother, sister, daughter, friend
co-worker, wife, mentor, leader How would you want to be
described in these roles? The Habit of Integrity and Execution "Things which matter most must never be
at the mercy of things that matter least."
- Johann Goethe Time Matrix Eliminate the Unimportant! Plan Weekly Review mission and roles

Choose big rocks

Schedule big rocks Video time! We experience the PRIVATE VICTORY When we learn self mastery and self discipline. We reap the PUBLIC VICTORY when we build deep, lasting, highly effective relationships with other people Behaviour Result Paradigm PARADIGM: the way we see, understand, and interpret the world; our mental map Six Paradigms of Human Interaction Win/Win: "Let's find a solution that works for both of us."

Win/Lose: "I'm going to beat you no matter what."

Lose/Win: "I always get stepped on."

Lose/Lose: "If I'm going down, you're going down."

Win: "As long as I win, I don't care if you win or lose"

Win/Win or No Deal: "Let's find a solution that works for both of us, or let's not play." Abundance vs. Scarcity Mindset Activity Read each phrase below and mark where
you think you are on the continuum Abundance Scarcity 1 2 3 4 5 I'm happy for the success of others,
especially those closest to me. I am threatened by the success of others, especially those closest to me. I find it easy to share recognition
and credit I have a difficult time sharing
recognition and credit I have a deep inner sense of personal
worth and security I find my sense of self -worth from being compared and from competition Remember to think Win-Win,
especially: In situations of conflict

In long-term relationships

In interdependent situations The Habit of Mututal Benefit The Habit of Mutual Understanding "When I ask you to listen and you start giving advice, you have not done what I have asked. When I ask you to listen to me and you begin telling me why I shouldn't feel that way, you are trampling on my feelings. When I ask you to listen and you feel you have to do something about my problem, you have failed me, strange as it may see. All I ask is that you listen; not talk or do - just hear."

- Ralph Roughton, M.D. Emphatic Listening Emphathic listening is reflecting what a person
feels and says in you own word The Habit of Creative Cooperation It's about celebrating the differences "If two people have the same opinion, one is unnecessary."

- Stephen R. Covey What is synergy? Proactive of Creative Cooperation Check Willingness.

Reflect Viewpoints.

Create New Ideas. The Habit of Renewal Renew Regularly in the Four Dimensions Exercise, nutrition, rest, stress management Consistent deposits in the Emotional Bank Acconts of others, relationships Reading, writing, learning, study Service. values clarification, inspiring literature, meditation, nature Private to Public Victory The Emotional Bank Account Deposits Withdrawls Seek first to understand

Show kindness, courtesy
and respect

Keep promises

Be loyal to absent

Set clear expectations


Forgive Assume you understand

Show unkindness, discourtesy, disrespect

Break promises

Be disloyal, badmouth

Create unclear expectations

Be proud and arrogant

Hold grudges 5:1 Rule: It takes five deposits to make up for one withdrawl Exercise! Listen to these scenarios and say if this, for you, would be a:



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