Habit #6SynergizeBased on the work of Stephen Covey.
I value other people’s strengths andlearn from them. I get along wellwith others, even people who aredifferent from me. I work well ingroups. I seek out other people’sideas to solve problems. I know that“two heads are better than one”. Iam a better person when I let otherpeople into my life and work.
JournalEntry orDiscussionStarter:They say that,“Two heads arebetter than one.”Do you agree ordisagree? Why?
JournalEntry orDiscussionStarter:Make a list oftimes when youhave to work withother people athome, school, orchurch, or in yourclubs/ sports.
JournalEntry orDiscussionStarter:Everybody is different, or unique.In what ways is this a good thing?How does this help you when youare working with a group on aproject?
How does everyonebeing different makethings harder?How can youovercome thesechallenges? Wouldit be easier ifeveryone had thesame personality,looks, talents andinterests?
Celebrate Differences:Pair up with someone you don’t usually work/play with.Come up with at least five differences and five things you havein common.WaysYou AreAlikeDifferences:Student 1Differences:Student 2
JournalEntry orDiscussionStarter:What does this quotemean? Is it true? Is ita good thing or a badthing?“Everyone is in lovewith his own ideas.”~Carl Gustav
“I have never in mylife learned anythingfrom any man whoagreed with me.” ~Dudley Field MaloneHow can havingsomeone disagreewith you help youlearn? Explain yourthoughts.Journal EntryorDiscussionStarter:
Dream TeamYou have been asked to put together a team to create a newinvention. If you could choose anyone in the world, who wouldbe on your team. You must explain your reason. You mayhave 5 teammates.Person Reason1. Juan He has great ideas.2. Shauntice She stays calm.
Synergy Action PlanDefine the Problem Make sure you understand theproblem or task.Their Way Try to understand everyone’sideas. Listen carefully.My Way Seek to be understood. Shareyour ideas.Brainstorm Be creative. Everyone createnew ideas.High Way Find best solution.
Where do you fall?I workwell withothers.I’d ratherwork bymyself.How could you bebetter at workingwith others?
Credits:This slide show was created byRebecca Radicchiusing the following resources.1. The Seven Habits for Highly EffectivePeople by Stephen Covey2. The Seven Habits for Highly EffectiveKids by Sean Covey3. The Seven Habits for Highly EffectiveTeens by Sean Covey