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  • Indians believe in fate, kismet, karma.
  • There is no need to rush to look at horoscopes sections
  • Failure is not final and success is destination. What is success? Is it fame, power, money?
  • Sound north based principles.
  • How to win friends, positive thinking, the secret etc
  • Personal - Family, Quality time with spouse, children etc Professional – Be proactive, learn new technical things Social – Increase your network – LinkedIn, Facebook etc Spiritual – Internalize principles, praying or other religious activities
  • Man’s search for meaning, Viktor E Frankl. Nazi concentration camp. The need for a purpose in life to tide through sufferings.
  • Man riding a horse through the market was asked “Where are u going?” He replied, “I don’t know, ask the horse!”
  • The art of listening. Listen to understand. There is no need for advice in most situations.
  • There is nothing wrong in wanting to be a billionaire as long as it is done based on sound principles. Work through you life. Ensure that you have enduring happiness in personal, professional, social, and spiritual life
  • Seven habits of highly effective people

    1. 1. Tinniam V
    2. 2.  Our life is a series of choices we make We are free to choose the course of action in the space between stimulus and response While we have control over the choices we make we have no control over the consequences
    3. 3.  Success is not a destination. Success is a journey
    4. 4. Based on Self Awareness Imagination Conscience Independent will
    5. 5.  The Character Ethic provides basic principles of effective living Foundation is based on principles of integrity, humility, fidelity, temperance, courage, justice, patience, industry, modesty With character ethic one can experience true and enduring success in life.
    6. 6. Personality ethic relies on human and public relations- Positive mental attitude- Communication abilitiesAttitude determines altitudeSmiling wins more friends
    7. 7. You will reap only what you sowYou cannot rush your crop to grow without the necessary work to plough, till, sow and maintain prior to harvestFundamental character strength is required for long lasting success.What we are communicates more effectively than what we say!
    8. 8.  Character Ethic is based on the idea that there are principles that govern human effectiveness Principles are like light houses They are natural laws that cannot be broken Principles govern human growth and happiness and woven into the fabric of society
    9. 9.  Principle of fairness Integrity, honesty Respect Service to others Principles are guidelines for human conduct Proven to have enduring value
    10. 10. Principle centered, character based, inside-out approach to personal and inter-personal effectivenessInside-out means to start with the self, your character and your motives
    11. 11. Internalized principles and patterns of behaviorWe are what we repeatedly do, Excellence, then is a not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
    12. 12. Habits are the intersectionof knowledge, skills anddesire.
    13. 13.  Knowledge – What to do and why to do Skill – how to do Desire – Want to doKnowledge on interaction, learning the skillsUpward movementWorking on knowledge, skill and desire we can break through new levels of personal and interpersonal effectiveness.
    14. 14. The Seven Habits are not a piece meal formulaIt is harmony of natural lawsThe Maturity continuum moves from independence to interdependence Habits 1,2 & 3 – deal with self mastery. Deal with private victories based on character Habits 4,5 & 6 – public victories of teamwork, cooperation and communication Habit 7 – Is the habit of renewal. Balanced and regular renewal of the basic dimensions of life
    15. 15. Seven Habits first to 5.Seek 6.Synergize understand then to be understood PUBLIC VICTOR 7.Sharpen the Y saw 4. Think Win/Win 3. Put first things first PRIVAT E VICTOR 1. Be Y 1. Begin with the Proactive end in mind
    16. 16. For Long term beneficial resultsThere has to be P/PC balanceP – ProductionPC – Production Capability
    17. 17. Habit 1Be Pro-active
    18. 18. Our conditioning depends on- Genetic determinism- Psychic determinism- Environmental determinismOur choices are determined by the above 3 conditioning
    19. 19. Habit 1 says “You are the creator. You are in charge”.It is based on imagination, conscience, independent will and self- awareness.
    20. 20. - In the space between stimulus and response we are free to make a choice. We should not wait for stimuli and then respond. This is reactive behavior.We need to be pro-active.- Taking the initiative- It is more than that.- Proactive people do not blame circumstances, conditions or conditioning for their behavior. The behavior is a product of their own conscious choice , based on values.
    21. 21. Pro-active people carry their own weather with themReactive people are affected by social environment or social weather.Theryreact to how society treats themProactive people are driven by values and not by circumstances
    22. 22. Reactive vs. Pro-activepeople Circle of Influence Pro-active people Circle of Concern Reactive people
    23. 23. Act, don’t be acted upon.Drive. Don’t be driven.Taking the initiative is recognizing our responsibility to make things happenThe best way to predict the future is to create it. Abraham Lincoln
    24. 24. Habit 2Begin with the end in Mind
    25. 25. All things are created twiceFirst there is the mental creationSecond the physical creation.Carpenter’s rule – Measure twice, cut onceIf you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.
    26. 26. It is first mental creation based on imagination, the ability to envision
    27. 27. On a vacation you plan the routePlan, plan your moves in lifeHabit 1 says you are the creatorHabit 2 is the first creationWhat do you want be in 3, 5 10 years in your professional career.
    28. 28.  If you don’t know where you are going, you will go nowhere!
    29. 29. Habit 2 is based on the principles of Personal LeadershipLeadership is doing the right things. Management is doing things right.We need to have a long term vision, a goal.
    30. 30. Create a Personal mission statementWhat do you want to achieve in your personal, professional and social lives?Your actions will flow from your personal mission statement“To have a quality life at home, to become a VP with the next 12 years and to increase my circle of friends to 500+”
    31. 31. To write a personal mission statement we need to start at the center of the Circle of InfluenceHere we have our vision and values. We have principles and our paradigms.At the center we have security, direction, wisdom and the capacity to act.
    32. 32. Identify roles & goalsSon/father/husband, professional/subordinate/boss, friendRoles and goals give a organized direction to your personal mission
    33. 33. Habit 3Put first things first.
    34. 34. Habit 3 is the second creation. It is the fulfillment and the actualization of Habits 1 & 2Habit 3 is effective self –management.
    35. 35. Time management focuses on things and timeSelf management focuses on achieving results or on maintaining the P/ PC balance.
    36. 36. Urgent Not Urgent I IIImportant ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES Crises Prevention, PC activities Pressing problems Rebuilding relationships Deadlines Recognizing new opportunities Planning, recreation III IV Not Important ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES Interruptions, some calls Trivia, busy work Some mail, Some mail Some Meetings Some phone calls Popular activitis Time wasters
    37. 37.  Quadrant I – Stress, burnout Quadrant III – Short term focus, crisis management Quadrant IV – Irresponsible Quadrant II – where we should spend a large time of our life – Planning, exercising, focus on opportunities, maintain P/PC balance
    38. 38.  Learn to put “first things first” Learn to say no Learn to manage yourself effectively
    39. 39. To manage our time effectivelyCoherence – Balance between roles & goalsPriorities and plansDesire and your disciplineBringing focus to your life. On prevention rather than crises management.
    40. 40.  Personal Family Professional Social
    41. 41. Mission Roles GoalsStatement Long term organizing Roles Goals Plans Weekly term organizing
    42. 42. The first 3 habits are towards achieving a private victory, or achieving a personal independenceHabits 4,5,6 are focused on interdependence
    43. 43. Seven Habits first to 5.Seek 6.Synergize understand then to be understood PUBLIC VICTOR 7.Sharpen the Y saw 4. Think Win/Win 3. Put first things first PRIVAT E VICTOR 1. Be Y 1. Begin with the Proactive end in mind
    44. 44. Emotional bank account determines the amount of trust in a relationship- Deposits in the Emotional account of kindness, courtesy, commitment we build a reserve
    45. 45.  Understand the individual Attending to little things Keeping commitments Clarifying expectations Showing personal integrity Apologizing sincerely
    46. 46. Habit 4Think Win - Win.
    47. 47. Win-Win is based on 5 dimensions Character Maturity Abundance mentality Relationships Agreement
    48. 48. In a library there are 2 old- One wants the window open to let in some fresh air- Another wants it closed to prevent the draftThe librarian’s solution- Open the window in another roomBoth men were happy!
    49. 49.  Behind opposing positions are common interests. Focus on interests and not on positions (Getting to YesIn 1978 Israel occupied Mount Sinai since the 6 day war of 1967Egypt wanted every bit of Mount Sinai back while Israel insisted on keeping it. It appeared incompatible
    50. 50.  Israel was interested in its security Egypt in its sovereignty Solution – Mount Sinai returned and made a de-militarized zone. Reconcile interests rather than positions.
    51. 51. Habit 5Seek first to understand then to be understood .
    52. 52.  Empathetic listening – seek to understand We listen with an intent to reply not to understand Empathy is not sympathy. Sympathy is a form of agreement Empathy is fully, deeply understand the person emotionally and intellectually
    53. 53.  Work as a cohesive whole Synergy when there is resonance When the whole is greater than the sum of its parts
    54. 54. Habit 7Renewal.
    55. 55.  Sharpen the saw
    56. 56.  Quadrant II activity Improves the P/PC balance
    57. 57. Management is common sense, which is not very common.
    58. 58. Good luck & Thank You !Tinniam V Ganeshtvganesh.85@gmail.comRead my blogs: