The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Stephen R. Covey _2bb9fc8e-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a Author _2bb9ff86-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a To set forth basic principles of effective living. _2bba00c6-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a Fairness Integrity Honesty Honesty and integrity create the foundation of trust which is essential to cooperation and long-term personal and interpersonal growth. Human Dignity Service Making a contribution. Quality Excellence Potential Growth The process of releasing potential and developing talents. Patience Nurturance Encouragement Proactivity Be proactive _2bba01ac-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a Habit 1 Proactivity means more than merely taking initiative. It means that as human beings we are responsible for our own lives. Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions. We can subordinate feelings to values. We have the initiative and the responsibility to make things happen. Circle of Concern Look at where we focus our time and energy. _2bba0260-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a 1.1 a16b1e2a-e223-42ac-b7b2-f5730ac760da 46202ff3-8218-476c-9b37-d7a6ef5e61ce Circle of Influence Focus on those things within our Circle of Concern that we can do something about. _2bba0300-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a 1.2 99ab58a7-24a2-4284-b443-80d837b9f272 3c85d3b4-3dcd-48c9-862e-85ee6ce08893 Expansion Expand our circle of influence. _2bba03aa-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a 1.2.1 44977e6c-b2cb-4f99-a35e-07619268f3cd 0364680b-0a4c-4455-97fd-48ac22e7b424 Commitments Make and keep commitments. _2bba0454-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a 1.2.2 dcb25b85-998e-438e-9d55-0fe8d8192e47 173370bc-2699-4476-b9f5-b711148bedce The End Begin with the end in mind. _2bba04fe-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a Habit 2 "Begin with the end in mind" is based on the principle that all things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation to all things... but not all first creations are by conscious design. In our personal lives, if we do not develop our own self-awareness and become responsible for first creations, we empower other people and circumstances outside our Circle of Influence to shape much of our lives by default. We reactively live the scripts handed to us by family, associates, other people's agendas, the pressures of circumstances -- scripts from our earlier years, from our training, our conditioning. These scripts come from people, not principles. And they rise out of our deep vulnerabilities, our deep dependency on others and our need for acceptance and love, for belonging, for a sense of importance and worth, for a feeling that we matter. First Creation Become your own first creator. _2bba05bc-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a 2.1 9ab317e6-e251-431b-912d-de60f2b523fb 0726536a-ad47-41fc-9fa6-7160c01898c3 Personal Mission Statement Develop a personal mission statement or philosophy or creed. _2bba067a-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a 2.2 [A personal mission statement] focuses on what you want to be (character) and to do (contributions and achievements) and on values or principles upon which being and doing are based 5c6eec84-0925-4ff3-a281-6d8345f2b205 7a9ce459-039c-4ac8-b32c-fe7b27a46408 Roles and Goals Identify roles and goals. _2bba074c-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a 2.2.1 You may find that your mission statement will be much more balanced, much easier to work with, if you break it down into the specific role areas of your life and the goals you want to accomplish in each area. 63a4cd23-4dd5-4791-95fb-9bed3fb5299f 6c602eea-63d8-4f17-8ca9-f950031caa59 First Things Put first things first. _2bba0828-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a Habit 3 Habit 3 is the second creation, the physical creation. It's the fulfillment, the actualization, the natural emergence of Habits 1 and 2. It's the exercise of independent will toward becoming principle-centered. It's the day-in, day-out, moment-to-moment doing it. Personal Life Determine the one thing you could do (that you're not doing now) that if you did on a regular basis, would make a tremendous positive difference in your personal life. _2bba0904-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a 3.1 9b80a76c-8999-4481-af8e-17e913ab6928 98367e41-ac90-411c-a086-c2bec263856d Business / Professional Life Determine what one thing in your business or professional life that would make a tremendous, positive difference. _2bba0a26-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a 3.2 fddd2746-f84e-443d-a4ee-5c6119b5dbea 2e70e373-34b7-4426-b02d-25166ea0257e Priorities Organize and execute around priorities. _2bba0b20-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a 3.3 The essential focus of the fourth generation of management can be captured in the time management matrix ... Basically, we spent time in one of four ways... the two factors that define an activity are ugent and important. Urgent means requiring immediate attention... Urgent matters are usually visible. They press on us; they insist on action. They're often popular with others. They're usually right in front of us. And often they are pleasant, easy, fun to do. But so often they are unimportant! Importance, on the other hand, has to do with results. If something is important, it contributes to your mission, your values, your high-priority goals. We react to urgent matters. Important matters that are not urgent require more initiative, more proactivity... Effective people stay out of quadrants III and IV because, urgent or not, [the activities in those quadrants] are not important. fcabbd7a-741f-48de-bd85-5df70ff3bf54 85a2d192-8ca7-4821-956c-17d1c83d13af Important, Nonurgent Matters Move into quadrant II (important but not urgent activities). _2bba0c10-4d24-11e0-9273-a21e7a64ea2a 3.3.1 Imporant but nonurgent activies include: Prevention, Production Capability (PC) activities; Relationship building; Recognizing new opportunities; Planning; Recreation 4237047e-fe3e-44c9-bb62-483610318cc2 8115e6a1-2a70-4ac1-a11e-4bbcdc1835ac Roles Identify roles. _b6502076-4de2-11e0-8ed0-d7627a64ea2a 3.3.1.1 The first task is to write down your key roles. e688e120-a7a2-41a9-b9c6-a890f3cd85cf 1ab50622-8ed9-4d89-b027-932c9b7f351a Goals Select goals. _b6502b3e-4de2-11e0-8ed0-d7627a64ea2a 3.3.1.2 The next step is to think of two or three important things you should accomplish in each role ... ade7b5fc-b61b-46b6-9620-a143d697ba2a db974b38-c00c-4783-a11c-7b7c0bf97119 Scheduling Look at the week ahead with your goals in mind and schedule time to achieve them. _b6502c60-4de2-11e0-8ed0-d7627a64ea2a 3.3.1.3 2989c51c-cdaa-459c-8229-c8d816865a64 cbcd7b11-aabd-42cd-be66-9fd587b44a65 Daily Adapting Take a few minutes each morning to review your schedule [to] put you in touch with the value-based decisions you made as you organized the week as well as unanticipated factors that may have come up. _b6502e18-4de2-11e0-8ed0-d7627a64ea2a 3.3.1.4 2d46e485-4aab-43aa-a38a-67341c57c1df 7474b5a3-8b78-458d-8aaf-2df371c28d93 Win/Win Think win/win. _b6502f1c-4de2-11e0-8ed0-d7627a64ea2a Habit 4 Win/win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. Win/Win means that agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial, mutually satisfying. With a Win/Win solution, all parties feel good about the decision and fee committed to the action plan. _b6502fe4-4de2-11e0-8ed0-d7627a64ea2a 52949a78-4371-4039-9d1e-345d7a8f3c7e fd38740b-8aea-4f3b-a095-47db65a1ba85 Understanding Seek first to understand, then to be understood. _b65030a2-4de2-11e0-8ed0-d7627a64ea2a Habit 5 "Seeking first to understand" involves a very deep shift in paradigm. We typically seek first to be understood. Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. They're either speaking or preparing to speak. They're filtering everything through their own paradigms ... _b6503160-4de2-11e0-8ed0-d7627a64ea2a 253aa26c-c8ca-492f-a9d9-a1e1982ba914 7eb00e47-862c-47dc-917f-c05983a30b68 Synergy Synergize. _b6503228-4de2-11e0-8ed0-d7627a64ea2a Habit 6 ... synergy is the highest activity in all life -- the true test and manifestation of all of the other habits put together... Synergy is the essence of principle-centered leadership... It catalyzes, unifies, and unleashes the greatest powers within people... it means that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It means that the relationship which the parts have to each other is a part in and of itself. It is not only a part, but the most catalytic, the most empowering, the most unifying, and the most exciting part. _b65032f0-4de2-11e0-8ed0-d7627a64ea2a 9f8ec5f6-d7e7-4916-aae4-a77cf3ecf389 38bbb9bb-9f6f-48b2-9437-998fd146d277 Renewal Sharpen the saw. _b65033b8-4de2-11e0-8ed0-d7627a64ea2a Habit 7 Renew the four dimensions of your nature -- physical, spiritual, mental, and social/emotional. _b6503494-4de2-11e0-8ed0-d7627a64ea2a 5fa2e07e-0299-4d39-a2d4-30b1b8b7416e d3a78de2-8b6b-4d73-ae21-db56ee2f6147 1989-12-28 2011-03-12 Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.