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The Freedom to Choose


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The Freedom to Choose

  1. 1. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Freedom to Choose
  2. 2. Distinction (13 and above) Pass (6-12) Fail (5 and below) Final Grade 75% or higher 50-75% Less than 50% 4. Final Exam Good attempts at being original and critical Moderate attempts at being original and critical Disinterested b) Contribution Active in discussions Moderately active Hardly joins discussion a) Interaction       3. Online Participation Very active, helpful and interested to share/ask Moderately active, helpful and interested to share/ask Inactive and disinterested 2. Class Participation Attended all sessions Missed 2-3 sessions Attended less than half the sessions b) Completeness* Early / On time 5-10 mins late More than 10 mins late a) Punctuality       1. Attendance Excellent (3-4) Fair (1-2) Poor (0)  
  3. 3. Alwyn , June 8 th Alwyn , June 5 th Habit 7 (Exam) Alwyn , June 1 st Allan , May 29 th Habit 6 (Synergy) Hannah , May 25 th Alwyn , May 22 nd Habit 5 (Seek First to Understand) Alwyn , May 18 th George , May 15 th Habit 4 (Win Win) Alex , May 11 th Alex , May 8 th Habit 3 (First Things First) Alwyn , Apr 27 th Nazaretha , April 25 th Habit 2 (Begin with End in Mind) Alwyn , April 20 th Alwyn , April 17 th Habit 1 (Proactive) Monday (10-12) Friday (11-1)
  4. 4. Golden Egg or Goose paradigm? P vs. PC
  5. 5. The 7 Habits are about developing effectiveness i.e. enriching our PC
  6. 14. Our paradigms decide our actions and behaviour…
  7. 16. Sow a thought, reap an action; Sow an action, reap a habit Sow a habit, reap a character Sow a character, reap a destiny
  8. 17. Where is “true North”?
  9. 18. A good paradigm is one which is aligned to principles (universal, objective, timeless)
  10. 19. Independence Dependence Interdependence PUBLIC VICTORY PRIVATE VICTORY Seek First to Understand … Then to be Understood Synergize Think Win/Win Put First Things First Be Proactive Begin with the End in Mind Sharpen the Saw
  11. 20. Habit #1 BE PROACTIVE
  12. 21. Principle #1: “I am free to choose and am responsible for my choices.”
  13. 22. Are We DETERMINED by external forces?
  14. 25. The ability to subordinate an IMPULSE to a VALUE is the essence of a proactive person
  15. 26. Any time you think the problem is ‘out there’ , that very thought is the problem!
  16. 27. 1. They do not blame circumstances or other people (REACTIVE)
  17. 28. <ul><li>There’s nothing I can do </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s look at our alternatives. </li></ul>They won’t allow that I can create an effective presentation That’s just the way I am I can choose a different approach Reactive Proactive He makes me so mad I control my own feelings I have to do that I get to do that I can’t I choose I must I prefer I will If only…
  18. 29. Exercise #1 Identify an experience where you usually behave reactively. How can you respond proactively ?
  19. 30. Com ple ment, don’t criticize, your boss
  20. 31. 2. Their choices result from imagination , resourcefulness , will and conscience
  21. 32. 3. They focus their energies on their Circle of Influence
  23. 34. Exercise #2 FILL IN THE CIRCLE
  25. 36. Have’s vs. Be’s
  26. 37. The key question is always: What is the best thing I can do under these circumstances?
  27. 38. S EVEN H ABITS OF H IGHLY E FFECTIVE P EOPLE E FFECTIVE P EOPLE I NEFFECTIVE P EOPLE HABIT 1 Be Proactive. Proactive people take responsibility for their own lives. They determine the agendas they will follow and choose their response to what happens around them. Be Reactive. Reactive people don’t take responsibility for their own lives. They feel victimized, a product of circumstances, their past, and other people. They do not see as the creative force of their lives.
  28. 39. 30-Day Test <ul><li>Listen to your language </li></ul><ul><li>Teach someone </li></ul><ul><li>Keep applying proactivity to more and more experiences </li></ul>