25 Amazing Ideas From Stephen R. Covey
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25 Amazing Ideas From Stephen R. Covey

25 Amazing Ideas From Stephen R. Covey



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  • 25 Amazing Ideas Of Stephen R. Covey
  • 1. On the idea of 6 Habits Of Highly Effective People "It was over about a 20-year period. I got the concept of a public victory following aprivate victory. The first three habits represent the private victory and the next threerepresent the public victory."
  • 2. On “The sequence of the 7 habits” “To win a public victory, you first need to win a deep private victory, taking responsibilityand initiative—Habit 1, Begin with the End in Mind—Habit 2, and Put First Things First— Habit 3. Then the public victory follows — Habit 4, Think Win/Win, Habit 5, Seek First toUnderstand, Then to be Understood, and Habit 6, Synergize, which means that the whole isgreater than the sum of the parts. Habit 7 is Sharpen the Saw, so that the four parts of your nature are deeply developed and nurtured—your body, mind, heart and spirit." View slide
  • 3. On the idea that originates “The first habit” "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space, lies our power and our freedom to choose our response. In those choices, lie our growth and our happiness." That was tremendously significant to me, and developed the first habit, to be proactive." View slide
  • 4. On the idea “begin with the end in mind”“We may be very busy, we may be very efficient, but we will also be truly effective only when we begin with the end in mind.” - Stephen Covey
  • 5. On the idea “Put First Thing First” "Self-management is a pre-requisite to leading others well. The key is taking responsibility and initiative, deciding what your life is about and prioritizing your life around the most important things."
  • 6. On the idea “Win-win relationship” "The best way is to always go for a third alternative, which means, not your way or my way, but our way, which is arrived at empathically and synergistically. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. In other words, it’s a higher, principle-centered way."
  • 7. On the idea “Listen to understand”"Listening for deep understanding is the key to influence with others and to true creativity and innovation. When you really listen to another person from their point of view, andreflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen. The spirit of win-win and creativity is unleashed. Trust is built. You can take on great differences, challenges, and problems together and create solutions neither had considered alone."
  • 8. On the idea “Most people don’t listen” "Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. Theyre either speaking or preparing to speak. Theyre filtering everything through their own paradigms, reading their autobiography into other peoples lives."
  • 9. On the idea “4 Levels of listening”We may be ignoring another person, not really listening at all.We may practice pretending. "Yeah. Uh-huh. Right."We may practice selective listening, hearing only certain parts of the conversation.We may even practice attentive listening, paying attention and focusing energy on thewords that are being said. But very few of us ever practice the fifth level, the highestform of listening, empathic listening.
  • 10. On the idea “Empathic listening”“Empathic (from empathy) listening gets inside another persons frame of reference. You look outthrough it, you see the world the way they see the world, you understand their paradigm, youunderstand how they feel. The essence of empathic listening is not that you agree with someone;its that you fully, deeply, understand that person, emotionally as well as intellectually.”
  • 11. On the idea “The Behavior of empathic listener” "In empathic listening, you listen with your ears, but you also, and more importantly, listen with your eyes and with your heart. You listen for feeling, for meaning. You listen for behavior. You use your right brain as well as your left. You sense, you intuit, you feel."
  • 12. On the idea “Synergy”"Synergy is what happens when the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, when 1 + 1 equals 10 or100 or even 1000! It’s the mighty result when two or more respectful human beings decide together tomove beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge. Synergy is not just resolving a conflict, but transcending a conflict. We go beyond it to something new, something that excites everyone withfresh promise and transforms the future. Synergy is better than my way or your way. It’s a higher way."
  • 13. On the idea “Sharpen the saw” "Listen to your conscience regarding something that you simply know you should do, then start small on it—make a promise and keep it. Then move forward and make a little largerpromise and keep it. Eventually you’ll discover that your sense of honor will become greater than your moods, and that will give you a level of confidence and excitement that you can move to other areas where you feel you need to make improvements or give service."
  • 14. On “Finding voice and passion” "Where you really have a transformation through the building of trusted relationships, you would instead be true to them behind their back. Instead, you can begin to lead and managethrough purpose and principles, and then you empower people and unleash their talent. Thenthey find their voice and their passion and they get excited. I’ll tell you, when it happens, there will be a natural fire and enthusiasm, a passion, that will take place inside that culture."
  • 15. On “The spiritual intelligence” “SQ stands for “spiritual intelligence.” There’s tremendous empirical data to show that inside of us is a deep need for meaning, for a sense of adding value, for a sense of our life mattering, that itreally is significant. Also, there’s a need for integrity, for living by our conscience, by principles, by those universal principles and values that belong to every religion and every major culture and every philosophy and psychology that has endured.”
  • 16. On “The most important attribute of a leader”"I believe the most important attribute for a leader is being principle-centered. Centering onprinciples that are universal and timeless provides a foundation and compass to guide everydecision and every act. I simply translated these principles into a framework of habits, whichwhen followed with consistency and frequency transforms one’s character and allows one to earn the moral authority necessary for enduring leadership.”
  • 17. On “The clear definition of leadership”“Leadership is: Communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves. It is the influence we have with others to help them discover their own voice, tofind their own purpose, to make their unique contribution, and to release their potential, that truly defines leadership. Thus, leadership extends to the many personal and professional roles we play and the choice we make to live by principles to help others find their voice."
  • 18. On “Speed of Trust” "Where you have high trust relationships and you make a mistake, people will forgive youinstantly. They know what you are. They know that you made a slip of the tongue. They know that you may not be politically correct all the time. That makes no difference, because theyknow your heart. They trust you. They’ve had experiences with you all the time. And you can communicate almost in shorthand with those people. "
  • 19. On “The future leaders of tomorrow” "Everyone chooses one of two roads in life. The most traveled road is the one that takes us to mediocrity and the other less traveled road takes us to greatness and meaning. My advice to the youth is to avoid the road of mediocrity. It’s probably hard for them to see into the long term, but if they will try to see themselves as human beings with vast potential, and see that next to life itself their greatest gift is choice – they can choose their responses to whatever comes to them in life, andtake responsibility for their choices, their behaviors, their feelings and choose to create their future."
  • 20. On “Inside-Out Approach VS external problems” "Most people take an outside-in approach. That is, they want their boss to change or they wantthe structures and systems to change. But the key is inside-out. You don’t build your security on the external world and external conditions. You will give your future away. You will lose your passion. You literally are letting yesterday hold tomorrow hostage. People that are full of initiative and who don’t get into the blaming , they’ll find their voice. They will find an opportunity to have that voice meet a relevant human need."
  • 21. On “The principles and everyday life” "I make an effort every morning to win what I call the “private victory.” I see myself living by correctprinciples and accomplishing worthy purposes. One of my favorite quotes is, “The greatest battles oflife are fought out every day in the silent chambers of one’s own soul.” (David O. McKay) Much of this listening and visualizing work is very challenging, so I win the private victory when I have made my mind up and commit to live by correct principles and to serve worthy purposes."
  • 22. On “The technology and everyday life”"This requires the development of a personal mission statement to give the determination of what is truly important but not necessarily urgent. People who have no such team need to also make theselarger decisions so that they can cheerfully say No to that which is urgent but not important. Learn touse technology in such a way as to filter out that which you really know is important to you personally and professionally. Remember, technology is a great servant, but a terrible master."
  • 23. On “The passion and life” “Well, I think it was Emerson who said, “Nothing great was ever accomplished without enthusiasm,” For instance, tomorrow I’m going to be training a group of leaders. I’ve been preparing and studying their materials and studying their problems and their challenges. I find that I totally lose all fear because I get so deeply passionate about my convictions in meeting their needs. It’s kind of just like awell of water that just springs up inside you after you’ve primed the pump a little, and then it just flows and it’s almost hard to turn off. I feel so genuinely excited about what I’m going to do.”
  • 24. On “Overcoming fear and moving forward”"Remember that there is something more important than fear. And if that higher purpose is onethat excites you, that gets your passions going to where you really feel it is right, and if you start giving yourself to it little by little, you’ll find that your fear will gradually recede, because you’ll become so concerned with other people and so less self-conscious, little by little, and it does come patiently and with real effort. I had to get so consumed with purposes being more important than the fear that the fear literally subsided over time."
  • 25. On the idea “Life is about contribution” “Life is not accumulation, it is about contribution. The mostimportant work youll ever do is ahead of you, never behind you, therefore, never retire frommaking meaningful contributions to society. The call and need of a new era is for greatness. It’s forfulfillment, passionate execution and significant contribution.” Thank You Very Much Sompong Yusoontorn