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Creating Compelling Characteristics

Creating Compelling Characteristics



Hands-on presentation given at LaGuardia Making Connections ePortfolio Conference 2008.

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    Creating Compelling Characteristics Creating Compelling Characteristics Presentation Transcript

    • Begin With the End in Mind: Creating Compelling Characteristics Mary Zedeck, Instructional Designer Hezal Patel, Freshman Studies Mentor Danielle Mirliss, Associate Director of TLTC
    • Seton Hall University
      • A mid-sized, private, catholic affiliated university in New Jersey
      • Main Campus in South Orange, NJ
        • Law School in Newark
        • Over 40 off-campus sites
      • 10,000 Students
        • 4,400 Full Time Undergraduates (50% residential)
      • Laptop Program for all Undergrads and Faculty
      • Blackboard Course Management System Universally Adopted
    • Freshman Studies/University Life
      • Academic department dedicated solely to freshmen
      • Consists of Dean, Associate Dean, six full-time faculty Mentors and seven part-time Graduate Assistant Mentors
      • Mentors serve as academic advisers and instruct University Life class
      • Redesigned curriculum incorporating Covey’s Habits was launched in Fall 2007
    • Who is Stephen Covey?
      • Internationally respected authority on leadership
      • Co-Founder and vice chairman of the Franklin Covey Organization
      • Author of numerous books:
        • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
        • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families
        • Living the 7 Habits
        • The Nature of Leadership
        • First Things First
        • Principal Centered Leadership
        • The 8 th Habit
    • The 8 Habits
      • Be Proactive
      • Begin With the End In Mind
      • Put First Things First -------------------------------------DEPENDENCE--------- 
      • Think Win-Win
      • Seek First to Understand then To be Understood
      • Synergize
      • -------------------------------------INDEPENDENCE------ 
      • Sharpen the Saw
      • From Effectiveness to Greatness
      • -----------------------------------INTERDEPENDENCE---- 
    • Examples: University Life ePortfolios
      • Daniel DeLiberato
      • Erin DiDomenico
    • Creating Compelling Characteristics with Google Page Creator
      • http://pages.google.com
      • To use Google Page Creator , you need a Gmail account
      • If you do not have a Gmail account, you can get one here
    • Google Page Creator Cont’d
      • Create, design and organize your eportfolio
        • Name your eportfolio (website name)
          • Example: http://habitsmz.googlepages.com
        • Design/Layout of eport
        • Enter titles for Home
        • Add About Me/Welcome information
        • Create skeleton navigation
      • We will go over the rest of the content, creating and linking pages, and uploading pictures and files as a group
      • Before we can begin to discuss the 8 habits, we need to understand what Covey means by the word PARADIGM.
      • “ A paradigm is the way an individual perceives, understands and interprets the surrounding word --- a mental map”
      “ Never, ever, think outside the box.”
    • Habit 1: Be Proactive
      • What is the difference between “Reactive ” and “Proactive ”?
        • The major difference is CHOICE
        • Reactive people instantly are responding to a stimulus, there is no room for choice
        • Proactive people think first – even for a minute – they choose how they will respond, hopefully in sync with their values and goals
      • Circle of Influence/Circle of Concern
    • Habit 1- Be Proactive Activity
      • Design Be Proactive section on your eportfolio
      • An example of how you have been proactive recently, how you plan to be proactive or an example of how you were not proactive and what you would do to change your reaction
        • Ex: Organize a schedule to make sure that the Fall Syllabus is ready for review by the time I go on maternity leave.
    • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind
      • Things are created twice
          • in your mind
          • behavior
      • The Secret is about visualizing what you want before you get it
      • The staircase approach to goal setting
      • Mission Statement
      To get started, you must have a destination.
    • How Do I Create a Mission Statement? My mission is to live with integrity and to make a difference in the lives of others. to play to laugh to learn to love Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day: I shall fear only God. I shall not bear ill toward anyone. I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering -Mahatma Gandhi I want to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.
    • Habit 2- Begin with the End in Mind Activity
      • Design Begin with the End in Mind section on your eportfolio
      • Mission Statement
      • Identify a few short term goals that you would like to accomplish
        • Ex: To clean up my office by filing and organizing so that during my maternity leave, my temporary replacement will have easy access to all important information.
        • Ex: To spend quality time with my son before the new baby arrives.
    • Habit 3: Put First Things First
      • We have to be organized and structured as we figure out our priorities
    • Habit 3- Put First Things First Activity
      • Design Put First Things First section on your eportfolio
      • Identify a few of your biggest time wasters
      • How will you eliminate them so you will spend more time in Quadrant II?
        • Ex: Going to bed too early is one of my biggest time wasters right now.  I am trying to eliminate this by taking a walk after dinner to energize me a bit and I am planning my evenings so I can get things done around the house and not have it pile up for the weekend.  This will free up my weekends to spend time with my family.
    • Habit 4: Think Win - Win
      • We have 4 options:
      • Win-Lose (I win, you lose)
      • Lose-Win (Doormat)
      • Lose-Lose (Downward Spiral)
      • Win-Win (Everyone Wins)
      • Deposits (create trust)
      • Keeping promises
      • Kindness+ courteousness
      • Clarifying expectations
      • Being loyal to the absent
      • Apologizing
      • Seeking to understand
      “ Trust is the glue of life. It is the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the fundamental principle that holds all relationships together. And trust grows out of trustworthiness.” Deposits create trust – all win-win relationships are based on trust and trustworthiness.
      • Withdrawals (destroy trust)
      • Breaking promises
      • Unkindness + discourteousness
      • Violating expectations
      • Disloyalty
      • Pride, Conceit, Arrogance
      • Seek first to be understood
    • Habit 4- Think Win-Win Activity
      • Design Think Win-Win section on your eportfolio
      • Identify one relationship you would like to improve
      • Write down a "deposit" in that person's Relationship Bank Account this week
      • How will this contribute to a Win-Win situation?
        • Ex: I would like to improve my relationship with my husband in terms of spending more quality time together…
    • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
      • How many types of
      • Communication are there?
      • Verbal
      • Nonverbal
      • What about listening?
      • Ignoring
      • Pretend listening
      • Selective listening
      • Attentive listening
      • Empathic listening
    • Habit 5- Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood Activity
      • Design Seek First to Understand section on your eportfolio
      • Five listening styles as described by Stephen Covey:
        • Ignoring
        • Pretend Listening 
        • Selective Listening
        • Attentive Listening
        • Empathic Listening
      • Of 1, 2 and 3 (focusing on poor listening habits), which one best describes your listening skills?
        • Ex: Lately, I seem to pretend listen to what my son asks for if it involves any physical activity…
    • Habit 6: Synergize
      • Creative cooperation
      • All habits come together
        • Act as role models
        • Be open to different paradigms
        • Act with courage and consideration
        • Be trustworthy
        • Listen
        • Be direct and honest
        • Make deposits only
    • Habit 6- Synergize Activity
      • Design Synergize section on your eportfolio
      • Choose a relationship you would like to improve
      • Consider the following questions:
        • What is the problem? 
        • What are the needs of both parties? 
        • What are some new ideas that could be considered in solving the problem? 
        • How can you find the best solution? 
    • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
      • Take care of yourself in 4 basic areas:
      • BODY - workout, eat right, sleep
      • MIND - read, debate, solve puzzles
      • SOUL - service, yoga, church, prayer
      • HEART - new friendships, new activities, keep a journal
    • Habit 7- Sharpen the Saw Activity
      • Design Sharpen the Saw section on your eportfolio
      • Set a few goals for yourself on how you plan to renew your body, mind, heart and soul this year
        • Ex: I plan to continue to eat healthy, exercise, and find time for myself to read more as this has been placed on the back burner.  I also want to make scheduled plans to get together with friends, or at least find time to talk on the phone in addition to email. 
    • Habit 8: From Effectiveness to Greatness
      • Discuss your own voice
      • Inspire others to find their voice
      • Teach others what you learn
      • Apply what you learn
      • Be attentive to your 4 Intelligences
          • IQ (mental intelligence)
          • PQ (physical intelligence)
          • EQ (emotional intelligence)
          • SQ (spiritual intelligence)
    • Habit 8- From Effectiveness to Greatness Activity
      • Design From Effectiveness to Greatness section on your eportfolio
      • Which one habit would you like to work on the most and why did you pick that habit?  
    • Questions??? [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] Thank you!