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It’s still on the bestseller lists having sold some fifteen million copies
Available in 38 languages around the world
This is one of the best-known leadership books explains you set of guidelines to change you personally and professionally
The Principles established in book are supposed to help a person achieve true "effectiveness"
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People The book presents the principles in four sections. Paradigms and Principles . Here, Covey introduces the basic foundation for the creation of the habits. Private Victory . Here, Covey introduces the first three habits intended to take a person from dependence to independence, or one's ability to be self-reliant. You must be able to win your private victories before you can start on your public victories. If you start to win your public victories first, how can you feel good about yourself and still work on habits. Public Victory . Here, Covey introduces habits four through six which are intended to lead to interdependence, the ability to align one's needs and desires with those of other people and create effective relationships. Renewal . Here, Covey introduces the final habit which directs the reader to begin a process of self-improvement.
Paradigm and Paradigm Shift Paradigm: It is the lens through which we see the world -It is our POINT-OF-VIEW Paradigm Shift: The right way to change a person’s behavior is to change his/her paradigm. How they define themselves? How they see their role? How they accept their responsibilities and act accordingly? We think we see the world as it is NO We see the world as we were conditioned to see it
Paradigm and Paradigm Shift A New Level of Thinking: The new level of thinking is what Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is about. Its is Inside-Out Approach means to start first with self, even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self- with your paradigm, your character and your motives.
The Seven Habits An Overview Habit: “ Intersection of knowledge, skill and desire.”
It’s a highly integrated, incremental, sequential approach to development of personal and interpersonal effectiveness which is in harmony with the Natural Laws of Growth
They move us progressively on maturity continuum from dependence to interdependence.
The Seven Habits An Overview Seven Habits Paradigm Dependence Public Victory Private Victory Independence Interdependence Be proactive 1 Begin with end in mind 2 Put 1 st things 1 st 3 Think Win/Win 4 Seek 1st to Understand .. 5 Synergize 6 Sharpen The saw 7
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People The Seven Habits Explained The Seven Habits help us move through these three stages of personal development. The first three take you from dependence to independence. The next three usher you along to interdependence, and the seventh is needed to reinforce the others. 1. Be Proactive 2. Begin with the End in Mind 3. Put First Things First 4. Think Win-Win 5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood 6. Synergize 7. Sharpen the Saw
1 Principles of Personal Vision Underlying Principle Individuals are responsible for their own choices and have the freedom to choose. Key Paradigm “ I am responsible for my behavior and the choices I make in life.” Be Proactive Habit
Proactive People takes the initiative but Taking the initiative does not mean being pushy, obnoxious, or aggressive. It does mean recognizing our responsibility to make things happen.
Circle of Concern/Circle of Influence
Proactive people focus their efforts in the Circle of Influence.
Reactive people focus their efforts in the Circle of Concern.
Be Proactive Habit
1 How to become Proactive The author says to imagine a circle that contains ALL the things you care about: Inside of it, imagine a circle that contains ALL the things you can affect (do something about): Your goal is to either expand your ability to do something about the things you care about… Be Proactive Habit
Principles of Personal Leadership Underlying Principle All things are created twice First Creation: Mental Creation Second Creation: Physical Creation Mental creation precedes physical creation. Example: Construction of Home Key Paradigm “ I can choose my own future and create a vision of it.” “ I will create results mentally before beginning any activity.” Begin with the end in mind 2 Habit
Leadership and Management – The Two Creations Habit 2 is based on principles of personal leadership, which means Leadership: First Creation (Top Line) Management : Second Creation (Bottom Line) Leader: One who climbs the tallest tree, surveys the entire situation, and yells “Wrong Jungle” Management is doing things right, leadership is doing the right things. Often people get into managing with efficiency, setting and achieving goals before they have even clarified values. Example: Business Begin with the end in mind 2 Habit
Habit 1 says you are the programmer Habit 2 says write the program A Personal Mission Statement The most effective way to begin with the end in mind is to develop a personal mission statement. “ It focuses on what you want to be (Character) and to do (Contributions and achievements) and on the values or principles upon which being or doing are based.” Examples: Mission Statement of Rolfe Kerr Mission Statement of Working Women Begin with the end in mind 2 Habit
Helps to follow changes (helps to become proactive rather reactive in changing environment)
Provides basic direction in life from which you can set your long and short-term goals
Begin with the end in mind 2 Habit
How to Write Personal Mission Statement At the Center Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power. What is at the center of your life? Alternative Centers Spouse centeredness Family centeredness Money centeredness Work centeredness Possession centeredness Pleasure centeredness Friend/enemy centeredness Church centeredness Self centeredness Begin with the end in mind 2 Habit
How to Write Personal Mission Statement A Principle Center Our lives need to be centered on correct principles As a principle centered person, you try stand apart from the emotions of situations and from other factors to evaluate options. Role and Goals based Mission Statement Family Mission Statement Organizational Mission Statement Begin with the end in mind 2 Habit
The lowest level of communication coming out of low trust situations is characterized by defensiveness, protectiveness, and legalistic language which covers all the bases and spells out qualifiers and escape clauses in the event things go sour.
The middle level of communication is respectful communication -- where fairly mature people communicate.
The highest level of communication is synergistic (win/win) communication.
6 Synergize Habit LEVELS OF COMMUNICATION COOPERATION TRUST Defensive (Win/Lose or Lose/Lose) Respectful (Compromise) Synergize (Win/Win)
Valuing the differences is the essence of synergy.
The truly effective person has the humility and reverence to recognize his own perceptual limitations and to realize the rich resources available through interaction with the hearts and minds of other people.
If two people have the same opinion, one person is unnecessary.