Seven Habits: First Things First

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Seven Habits: First Things First

  1. 1. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: s lues ciple Va Prin ie s r io r i t First Things P Rel Mon atio ey First nsh ips HE 814: Organization and Administration of Higher Education
  2. 2. Interdependence Seek  First  to  Understand, …Then  to  be PUBLIC Synergize  Saw Understood VICTORY 6 n  the 5 4 Think  Win/Win arpe Independence 7 Sh 3 Put  First Things  First 1 PRIVATE 2 Be  ProacHve VICTORY Begin  with the  End  in  Mind Dependence
  3. 3. Independence Put  First n 3 “Make  and   tio Things  First Ac keep  a   PRIVATE promise.” 1 2 VICTORY 7 Begin  with Be  ProacHve the  End  in  Mind Freedom to Choose Choice Dependence
  4. 4. s es alu rin PrioriHe Rela V P ci ple s Hons h ips Put  First  Things  First es enc se qu Con Principles Values “Principles are external “Values are internal and concrete.” and subjective.” “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” -Ayn Rand
  5. 5. Success? Purpose “The Common Denominator of Success” -E. N. Gray
  6. 6. Forming “the habit of doing things failures don’t like to do.” -E. N. Gray Why do successful people do things they don’t like to do? Successful people influence desire for pleasing results Failures influence desire for pleasing methods “Satisfied with such results as can be obtained by doing things they like to do.” Men are creatures of habit/machines of momentum Habit is momentum in the abstract
  7. 7. THREE GENERATIONS OF TIME MANAGEMENT STRENGTH WEAKNESS 1.  Ability  to  adapt  “Go  with  the  flow” 1.  No  real  structure-­‐  crisis  to  crisis 2.  Responsive  to  people 2.  Commitments  to  others  ignored   1ST 3.  Less  stress or  forgo_en GENERATION 3.  “First  things”-­‐those  things  right  in   front  of  you 1.  Tracks  commitments  and   1.  Puang  schedule  over  people appointments 2.  What  you  want;  not  what  you   2ND 2.  More  accomplished  through  goals   need  or  what  is  fulfilling and  planning 3.  People  means/barriers  to  goals GENERATION 3.  More  effecHve  meeHngs 4.  “First  things”-­‐those  things  on  the   schedule 1.  Assumes  responsibility  for  results 1.  You  are  in  control?  Rather  than   2.  Connects  with  values natural  laws  or  principles 3RD 3.  Power  of  long-­‐,  medium-­‐,  short-­‐ 2.  Values  aligned  with  principles? term  goals 3.  Power  of  vision  untapped GENERATION 4.  Gives  structure  to  life 4.  Schedule  over  people 5.  “First  things”-­‐urgency  and  values
  8. 8. SEE/DO/GET CYCLE SEE Cow (Paradigm) tipping! DO GET (Attitudes and (Results) Behaviors)
  9. 9. DIRTY DELEGATION “The best executive is the one who has the sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”-T. Roosevelt Refusing to relax and let go. Faith in the one to whom you delegate Release from the desire to do it better yourself Relaxation from the obsession that it has to be done your way. Patience in the desire to do it faster yourself Vision to develop others with delegation freedom
  10. 10. URGENCY ADDICTION Adrenaline rush of handling crises-we become dependent on it for a sense of excitement and energy Let’s be honest-exhilarating, useful, successful, validated, and we’re good at it! Instant gratification The fix-when it’s not there, we seek it (for motion) Busyness is where we get our security Good excuse for not dealing with “first things” 0-25 = low 26-45 = strong 46+ = addiction
  11. 11. TIME MANAGEMENT MATRIX URGENT NOT  URGENT I II QUALITY   1.  Crises 1.PreparaHon 2.  Pressing  problems 2.  PrevenHon 3.  Deadline-­‐driven  projects,     3.  Values  clarificaHon IMPORTANT        meeHng,  preparaHon 4.  Planning 4.  Irate  student 5.  RelaHonship  Building 5.  Heart  surgery 6.  True  Re-­‐creaHon 7.  Empowerment III IV DECEPTION WASTE   1.  InterrupHons,  some  phone  calls 2.  Some  mail,  some  reports 1.  Trivia NOT   3.  Some  meeHngs 2.  Busywork IMPORTANT 4.  Many  proximate  pressing  ma_ers 3.  Some  phone  calls 5.  Many  popular  acHviHes 4.  Time  wasters 6.  Other  people’s  prioriHes  &   5.  “Escape”  acHviHes          expectaHons
  12. 12. QUADRANT II SELF-MANAGER Goal: Manage our lives effectively from a center of sound principles, knowledge of personal mission, focus on important and urgent, and with a P/PC balance. Four key activities P = do PC = ability to do Identifying roles Selecting goals Scheduling Daily adapting
  13. 13. FINAL THOUGHTS Think...effectiveness with people/efficiency with things We accomplish everything through delegation-time/$ Any plan will work, but you must work a plan. The secret is to focus on importance, not urgency

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