Monday, 25 November 2013

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

I came across Dr. Stephen R. Covey's business book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. Please have a quick look on the 7 habits
 1.      Be Proactive: Take initiative, Manage change, Respond proactively, Keep commitments, Take responsibility and practice accountability, Create positive business results.
 2.      Begin With the End in Mind: Define vision and values, Create a mission statement, Set measurable team and personal goals, Start projects successfully, Align goals to priorities, Focus on desired outcomes.
 3.      Put First Things First: Execute strategy, Apply effective delegation skills, Focus on important activities, Apply effective planning and prioritization skills, Balance key priorities, Eliminate low priorities and time-wasters, Use planning tools effectively, Use effective time-management skills.
4.      Think Win-Win: Build high-trust relationships, Build effective teams, Apply successful negotiation skills, Use effective collaboration, Build productive business relationships.
5.      Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood: Apply effective interpersonal communication, Overcome communication pitfalls, Apply effective listening skills, Understand others, Reach mutual understanding, Communicate viewpoints effectively, Apply productive input and feedback, Apply effective persuasion techniques.
6.      Synergize: Leverage diversity, Apply effective problem solving, Apply collaborative decision making, Value differences, Build on divergent strengths, Leverage creative collaboration, Embrace and leverage innovation.
7.      Sharpen the Saw: Achieve life balance, Apply continuous improvement, seek continuous learning.
These habits will certainly help you in achieving each of your objectives. I would recommend each of you to understand each of these and practice at work.

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