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7 Habits Of Highly Efficient People


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These 7 habits have hepled me to increase my effectiveness in Personal and Professional Life.

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7 Habits Of Highly Efficient People

  1. 1. THE SEVEN HABITS PARADIGM Interdependenc Seek First to Understand e Synergize w … Then to be he Sa Understood PUBLIC VICTORY pen t Think Win/Win Shar Independence Put First Things First PRIVATE VICTORY Be Begin with Proactive the End in Mind Dependence
  2. 2. FOUR DIMENSIONS OF RENEWAL PHYSICAL Exercise, Nutrition, Stress Management MENTAL SOCIAL/EMOTIONALReading, Visualizing, Service, Empathy, Planning, Writing Synergy, Intrinsic Security SPIRITUAL Value Clarification & Commitment, Study & Meditation 2
  3. 3. THE UPWARD SPIRAL Commit Learn Do Commit Do Learn Do Commit Learn Do Commit Learn 3
  4. 4. PROACTIVE MODEL Freedom Stimulus to Response Choose Self- IndependentAwareness Will Imagination Conscience 4
  5. 5. High Lose/Win Win/WinCONSIDERATION Lose/Lose Win/Lose Low Low High 5 COURAGE
  6. 6. LEVELS OF COMMUNICATION High Synergistic (Win/Win) TRUST Respectful (Compromise) Defensive (Win/Lose or Lose/Win) Low Low High 6 COOPERATION
  7. 7. PARADIGM SHIFTS A BREAK FROM TOWARD TRADITIONAL WISDOM 7 HABITS PRINCIPLESHabit 1 We are a product of our environment We are a product of our choices to our and upbringing. environment and upbringing.Habit 2 Society is the source of our values. Values are self-chosen and provide foundation for decision making. Values flow out of principles.Habit 3 Reactive to the tyranny of the urgent. Actions flow from that which is Acted upon by the environment. important.Habit 4 Win-lose. Win-win. One-sided benefit. Mutual benefit.Habit 5 Fight, flight, or compromise when Communication solves problems. faced with conflict.Habit 6 Differences are threats. Differences are values and are Independence is the highest value. opportunities for synergy. Unity means sameness.Habit 7 Entropy. Continuous self-renewal and self- 7 Burnout on one track - typically work. improvement.
  8. 8. BE PROACTIVE I can forgive, forget, and let go of past injustices I choose my attitude, emotions, and moods I’m the creative force of my lifeI’m aware that I’m responsible 8
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  12. 12. SEVEN HABITS OFHIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE EFFECTIVE PEOPLE INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE HABIT 1Be Proactive. Be Reactive.Proactive people take Reactive people don’t takeresponsibility for their own responsibility for their ownlives. They determine the lives. They feel victimized, aagendas they will follow product of circumstances,and choose their response their past, and otherto what happens around people. They do not see asthem. the creative force of their lives. 12
  13. 13. SEVEN HABITS OFHIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE EFFECTIVE PEOPLE INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE HABIT 2Begin with the End in Mind. Begin with No End in Mind.These people use personal These people lack personalvision, correct principles, vision and have notand their deep sense of developed a deep sense ofpersonal meaning to personal meaning andaccomplish tasks in a purpose. They have notpositive and effective way. paid the price to develop aThey live life based on self- mission statement and thuschosen values and are live life based on society’sguided by their personal values instead of self-mission statement. chosen values. 13
  14. 14. SEVEN HABITS OFHIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE EFFECTIVE PEOPLE INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE HABIT 3Put First Things First. Put Second Things First.These people exercise These people are crisisdiscipline, and they plan managers who are unableand execute according to to stay focused on high-priorities. They also “walk leverage tasks because oftheir talk” and spend their preoccupation withsignificant time in Quadrant circumstances, their past,II. or other people. They are caught up in the “thick of thin things” and are driven by the urgent. 14
  15. 15. SEVEN HABITS OFHIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE EFFECTIVE PEOPLE INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE HABIT 4Think Win-Win. Think Win-Lose or Lose-Win.These people have an These people have a scarcityabundance mentality and mentality and see life as athe spirit of cooperation. zero-sum game. They haveThey achieve effective ineffective communicationcommunication and high skills and low trust levels intrust levels in their their Emotional BankEmotional Bank Accounts Accounts with others, result-with others, resulting in ing in a defensive mentalityrewarding relationships and and adversarial feelings.greater power to influence. 15
  16. 16. SEVEN HABITS OFHIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE EFFECTIVE PEOPLE INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE HABIT 5Seek First to Understand, Seek First to Be Understood.Then to Be Understood. These people put forth theirThrough perceptive point of view based solelyobservation and empathic on their auto-biography andlistening, these non- motives, without attemptingjudgmental people are to understand others first.intent on learning the They blindly prescribeneeds, interests, and without first diagnosing theconcerns of others. They problem.are then able tocourageously state theirown needs and wants. 16
  17. 17. SEVEN HABITS OFHIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE EFFECTIVE PEOPLE INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE HABIT 6Synergize. Compromise, Fight, or Flight.Effective people know that Ineffective people believethe whole is greater than the whole is less than thethe sum of the parts. They sum of the parts. They tryvalue and benefit from to “clone” other people indifferences in others, their own image. Differenceswhich results in creative in others are looked upon ascooperation and team- 17
  18. 18. SEVEN HABITS OFHIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE EFFECTIVE PEOPLE INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE HABIT 7Sharpen the Saw. Wear Out the Saw.Effective people are Ineffective people fall back,involved in self-renewal lose their interest, and getand self-improvement in disordered. They lack athe physical, mental, program of self-renewalspiritual, and social- and self-improvement andemotional areas, which eventually lose the cuttingenhance all areas off their edge they once and nurture the othersix habits. 18
  21. 21. SEVEN PRINCIPLES UPONWHICH THE SEVEN HABITS ARE BASED The Seven Habits center on timeless and universal principles of personal, interpersonal, managerial, and organizational effectiveness. Listed below are the seven principles upon which the Seven Habits are based-principles which are in our circle of influence. 21
  22. 22. SEVEN PRINCIPLES UPONWHICH THE SEVEN HABITS ARE BASED1. The principle of continuous learning, of self- reeducation - the discipline that drives us toward the values we believe in. Such constant learning is required in today’s world, in light of the fact that many of us can expect to work in up to five radically different fields before we retire.2. The principle of service, of giving oneself to others, of helping to facilitate other people’s work. 22
  23. 23. SEVEN PRINCIPLES UPONWHICH THE SEVEN HABITS ARE BASED3. The principle of staying positive and optimistic, radiating positive energy - including avoiding the four emotional cancers (criticising complain- ing, comparing, and competing).4. The principle of affirmation of others - treating people as proactive individuals who have great potential.5. The principle of balance - the ability to identify our various roles and to spend appropriate amounts of time in, and focus on, all the impor- tant roles and dimensions of our life. Success in one area of our life cannot compensate for 23 neglect or failure in other areas of our life.
  24. 24. SEVEN PRINCIPLES UPONWHICH THE SEVEN HABITS ARE BASED6. The balance of spontaneity and serendipity - the ability to experience life with a sense of adventure, excitement, and fresh rediscovery, instead of trying to find a serious side to things that have no serious side.7. The principle of consistent self-renewal andself- improvement in the four dimensions of one’s life: physical, mental, spiritual, and social- emotional. 24
  26. 26. EFFECTIVE HABITS Knowledge (what to, why to) HABITS Skills Desire (how to) (want to) 26
  27. 27. CHARACTER COMPETENCE Integrity  Technical skills Maturity  Qualifications Abundance Mentality  Knowledge Interdependency  Experience JUDGEMENT 27
  28. 28. FOUR UNIQUEHUMAN ENDOWMENTS1. Self-awareness2. Conscience3. Imagination4. Willpower 28
  29. 29. FOUR UNIQUE HUMANENDOWMENTS1. Self-Awareness We begin to become self-aware and explore the programs we are living out. We come to realize that we stand apart from our pro-gramming and can even examine it. We also realize that between stimulus and response, we have the freedom to choose. This self-awareness then leads to the ability to look at other unique endowments in our secret life. 29
  30. 30. FOUR UNIQUE HUMANENDOWMENTS2. Conscience Our conscience is our internal sense of right and wrong, our “moral nature.” It is the “greater harmonizer” and “balance wheel” of all the principles that govern our behaviour. Our conscience gives us a sense of the degree to which our thoughts and actions are in harmony with our principles. 30
  31. 31. FOUR UNIQUE HUMANENDOWMENTS3. Power of Imagination We can visit the power of the mind to create or to imagine that which does not exist now. In that imagination lie our faith and our hope for the future. We look at what is possible, what we can envision. 31
  32. 32. FOUR UNIQUE HUMANENDOWMENTS4. Willpower or Independent Will Willpower refers to our determination, our resoluteness - our ability to act based solely on our self-awareness. We ask ourselves, “Am I really willing to to the distance on my mission statement?” “Am I willing to walk my talk?” “Am I really willing to put first things first in spite of external distractions and pressures?” “Am I going to live a life of total integrity?” 32
  33. 33. BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OFGOOD MISSION STATEMENTS Developing a mission statement is foundational to Habit 2, Begin with the End in Mind. It sets general guidelines for our life based on our values and our roles and goals. There are four basic characteristics of good mission statements, whether they be personal, family, or organizational mission statements. 33
  34. 34. BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OFGOOD MISSION STATEMENTS 1. A mission statement should be timeless and changeless. Because goals are not timeless, they should not be included. Mission state- ments should be based upon unchanging core principles that operate regardless of present realities or situations. This changeless core will enable us to live with changes inside other people and inside the environment. As our consciousness grows and we mature, we will gradually strengthen, deepen, and improve our mission statement. Nevertheless, we should always initially write our mission statement as if it will never change - as if it 34 were timeless.
  35. 35. BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OFGOOD MISSION STATEMENTS 2. A mission statement should deal with both ends and means. Ends have to do with what we are about. Means have to do with how we go about achieving those ends. Principles are what we implements to achieve those ends. Ends and means are inseparable. In truth, ends preexist in the means. “You’ll never achieve a worthy end through unworthy means.” 35
  36. 36. BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OFGOOD MISSION STATEMENTS 3. A mission statement should deal with all four of our basic needs: a. To live (our physical and economic needs) b. To love and to be loved (our cultural and social ends) c. To learn (our needs to grow, develop, be recognized, and be useful) d. To leave a legacy (our spiritual need for meaning, for feeling that life matters, that we add value and make a difference. 36
  37. 37. BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OFGOOD MISSION STATEMENTS4. A mission statement should deal with all the significant roles of our life, such as a parent, teacher, manager, neighbour, and so forth. “Internalizing” our mission statement will also help us get a clear understanding of what is truly important. Goethe once said, “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” This means that we learn how to say no at appropriate times. Every time we say yes to something that is of little or no importance, we are saying no to something that is more important. Almost every day, most of us are caught in circum- stances where we should say no but don’t. We often lack the ability to utter a firm but gracious no. 37
  38. 38. SIX LEVELS OF INITIATIVE 6 Use own judgement, not necessary to report 5 Use own judgement, report routinely 4 Use own judgement, report immediately 3 Bring recommendations 2 Ask for instructions 1 Wait for instructions 38
  39. 39. Urgent Not Urgent I II . Crisis . PreparationImportant . Pressing problems . Prevention . Deadline-driven projects, . Values clarification meetings, preparations . Planning . Relationship building . True re-creation . Empowerment III IVNot Important . Interruptions, some . Trivia, busywork phone calls . Some phone calls . Some mail, some reports . Time wasters . Some meetings . “Escape” activities . Many proximate, . Irrelevant mail pressing matters . Excessive TV . Many popular activities 39
  40. 40. PERSONAL IMMUNE SYSTEM Time wasters Duplicity Live the Seven Habits Spend time Maintain reserve in Quadrant II capacity Interruptions Unkindness Be resilient Follow correct principles Empower and serve others Pressing Violated Control own life Communicate expectations problems Empathically Maintain high Emotional Bank Synergize with Account with self others using a Crises and others win-win approach Outside stress and pressures 40