The eight habits of highly effective people

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“There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.”


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Based on the work of Stephen Covey: The seven habits of highly effective people The 8th habit s

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The presentation at a glance Important to be effective; effectiveness can be learnt Focus on developing character, not personality. Habits shape us, so adopt productive habits. Build trust in relationships. Balance the different roles. Allot time to attend fairly to the various responsibilities and relationships. Think positive and show empathy Rejuvenate yourself

The Eight Habits of highly effective people. :

The Eight Habits of highly effective people. 1. They take initiative. (“Be Proactive”) 2. They focus on goals. (“Begin with the End in Mind”) 3. They set priorities. (“Put First Things First”) 4. They only win when others win. (“Think Win/Win”) 5. They communicate. (“Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood”) 6. They cooperate. (“Synergize”) 7. They reflect on and repair their deficiencies. (“Sharpen the Saw”) 8. They find their voice and help others find theirs.

Character vs Personality:

Character vs Personality Forceful display of a personality that is inconsistent with our character is like wearing a mask. It is deceptive, manipulative and ultimately destructive. So... Developing a sound character is more important ! Character is habit ...

Basic Principles:

Basic Principles Certain basic principles and values make people more effective. They are fairness, equity, integrity, honesty, human dignity and worth, excellence, a spirit of service, patience, perseverance, caring, courage, encouragement and positive thinking. The person whose character grows from these classic principles is a true leader who can inspire and help others.

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They do not impose limits on themselves that prevent them from acting. They recognize that they have the freedom to determine the kind of character they will have. They may not be able to control their circumstances, but they can decide how to make the best use of those circumstances. H a b i t 1

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N ot just a matter of reaching a goal but rather of achieving the right goal. If not, we must change it. We must take hold of our life. We can begin by drafting a personal mission statement that outlines our goals and describes the kind of person we want to be.


3 We spend our time reacting to urgent circumstances and emergencies, and never invest the necessary effort to develop the ability to prevent emergencies in the first place. We confuse the important with the urgent. The urgent is easy to see. The important is harder to discern. We must focus on “important but not urgent” activities.

Habit 4: “Think Win/Win”:

Habit 4: “Think Win/Win” S trive for win/win transactions. They try to ensure that all the parties are better off in the end. A Win-Win mind set can help us multiply our allies.

Assertiveness vs Cooperation Table:

Assertiveness vs Cooperation Table Assertiveness Cooperation

Habit 5: “Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood”:

Habit 5 : “Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood” We must always try to understand what the other people want and need before we begin to outline our own objectives. We must not object, argue or oppose what we hear. We must listen carefully, and think about it. We must try to put ourselves in the other party’s shoes.

Problem Analysis with Fishbone:

Problem Analysis with Fishbone Example case :

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We often don’t listen, reflect and respond but, instead, we hear and react reflexively. Our reactions may be defensive, authoritarian or passive. We may oppose or go along — but we do not actively cooperate. Cooperation and communication are the two legs of a synergistic relationship.

Habit 7: “Sharpen the Saw”:

Habit 7: “Sharpen the Saw” T ake care of our bodies with a program of exercise that combines endurance, flexibility and strength. N ourish our souls with prayer, meditation, or perhaps by reading great literature or listening to great music. Mental repair may mean changing bad habits, such as the habit of watching television. W ork to develop our heart, our emotional connections and our engagement with other people.

Senergize All Activities !:

Senergize All Activities !

Habit 8 : “Finding your voice and helping others find theirs.” :

Habit 8 : “Finding your voice and helping others find theirs.” “ Voice” is the unique personal significance each of us offers, and can bring to bear at work. The 8 th habit is all about moving from effectiveness to greatness Finding our unique voice means fulfilling our innate potential. Finding our voice, involves the four elements of a whole person: mind, body, heart and spirit.

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