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    1. 1. “When Stephen Covey talks, executives listen.” -Dun‟s Business Month
    2. 2. “Stephen Covey is an American Socrates, opening your mind to the „permanent things‟ ---values, family, relationships, communicating.” ---Brian Tracy, author of psychology of achievement
    3. 3. INSIDE-OUT There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living. ---DAVID STARR JORDAN Inside-out means to start first with self; even more fundamentally. Start with the most inside part of self with your paradigms, your character and your motives.
    4. 4. PARADIGM The word paradigm comes from the Greek. It was originally a scientific term more commonly used today to mean a, model, theory, perception, assumption, or frame of reference.
    5. 5. POWER OF A PARADIGM You might work on your attitude. you could think more positively. You still wouldn't get to the right place, but perhaps you wouldn't care. Your attitude would be so positive, you'd be happy wherever you were.
    6. 6. What you see in this picture..?
    7. 7. A woman in her 60‟s or 70‟s. Who looks sad, has a huge nose, and Certainly no Model. She is someone you probably would help across the street. Am I right..???
    8. 8. Now what do you think is she really 60 or 70 years old ? No, This lady is young, good looking. I‟d like to take her out. She is lovely.
    10. 10. HOW YOUR PARADIGM SHIFTS The more bound a person is by the initial perception. the more powerful the "Aha!" experience is. It's just like the lights were suddenly turned on inside.
    11. 11. POWER OF A PARADIGM SHIFT The term Paradigm Shift was introduced by Thomas Kuhn in his highly influential landmark book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Kuhn shows how almost every significant breakthrough in the field of scientific endeavor is first a break with tradition, with old ways of thinking, with old paradigms.
    12. 12. STORY OF A MINI PARADIGM SHIFT BY THOMAS KUHN… I remember a mini-Paradigm Shift I experienced one Sunday morning on a subway in New York. People were sitting quietly -- some reading newspapers, some lost in thought, some resting with their eyes closed. It was a calm, peaceful scene. Then suddenly, a man and his children entered the subway car. The children were so loud and rambunctious that instantly the whole climate changed.
    13. 13. CONT… The man sat down next to me and closed his eyes, apparently oblivious to the situation. The children were yelling back and forth, throwing things, even grabbing people's papers. It was very disturbing. And yet, the man sitting next to me did nothing. It was difficult not to feel irritated. I could not believe that he could be so insensitive to let his children run wild like that and do nothing about it, taking no responsibility at all.
    14. 14. CONT… It was easy to see that everyone else on the subway felt irritated, too. So finally, with what I felt was unusual patience and restraint, I turned to him and said, "Sir, your children are really disturbing a lot of people. I wonder if you couldn't control them a little more?“ The man lifted his gaze as if to come to a consciousness of the situation for the first time and said softly, "Oh, you're right. I guess I should do something about it. We just came from the hospital where their mother died about an hour ago.
    15. 15. SEEING AND BEING Sandra and I knew our son was a slow, difficult, and deliberate process. The approach we had first taken with him was the outgrowth of years of conditioning and experience in the personality ethic. It was the result of deeper paradigms we held about our own success as parents as well as the measure of success of our children.
    17. 17. It depends on us how we see.. Whether there is really a Problem or just we thing it is a Problem. WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR EVERY PROBLEM…..!
    18. 18. A NEW LEVEL OF THINKING “ The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” ---Albert Einstein
    19. 19. FOR A NEW LEVEL OF THINKING WE NEED TO HAVE Need to shift your paradigm to a new, deeper, inside-out level. Generate positive energy. Side step negative energy. Primary greatness of character. Secondary greatness. Avoid confessing of other‟s sins. Don‟t feel victimized.
    20. 20. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ---ARISTOTLE
    21. 21. WHAT IS A HABITS for our purposes, we will define a habit as “the intersection of knowledge, skill, and desire.” Knowledge is theoretical paradigm, what to do and why. Skill is how to do. Desire is the motivation, the want to do.
    22. 22. THE MATURITY CONTINUUM There are Three stages of Maturity Continuum : 1. Dependence: The paradigm under which we are born, relying upon others to take care of us. 2. Independence: The paradigm under which we can make our own decisions and take care of ourselves. 3. Interdependence: The paradigm under which we cooperate to achieve something that cannot be achieved independently.
    23. 23. P/PC BALANCE The Seven Habits are also called habits of effectiveness. They are based on principles designed to bring long term benefits. These are in harmony with the law called the “P/PC BALANCE” P P= Production PC= Production capacity PC
    24. 24. PRIVATE VICTORY Maturity We Interdependence Seek first to Understand Then… Synergize Public Victory Think Win / Win Me Independence Put First Things First Private Victory Be Proactive You Begin with the end in mind Dependence
    25. 25. THE SEVEN HABITS PARADIGM Maturity We Interdependence Seek first to Understand Then… Synergize Public Victory Think Win / Win Me Independence Put First Things First Private Victory Be Proactiv e You Begin with the end in mind Dependence
    26. 26. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.  --HENRY DAVID THOREAU
    27. 27. THE SOCIAL MIRROR If the only vision we have of ourselves comes from the social mirror, from the current social paradigm and from the opinions, perceptions and paradigms of the people around us---our view of ourselves is like the reflection in the crazy mirror. “You‟re never on time” “Why can‟t you ever keep things in order?” “You must be an artist” “I can‟t believe you won” “This is so simple, why can‟t you understand?” The reflection of the current social paradigm tells us we are largely determined by conditioning and conditions.
    28. 28. THREE SOCIAL MAPS There are three theories of determinism widely accepted, independently or in combination, to explain the nature of man. 1. GENETIC DETERMINISM 2. PSYCHIC DETERMINISM 3. ENVIRONMENTAL DTERMINISM
    29. 29. GENETIC DETERMINISM Genetic Determinism basically says that your grand-parents did it to you. That‟s why you have such temper. Your grand-parents had short tempers and it is in your DNA. You are a Punjabi that‟s why your nature is like Punjabis.
    30. 30. PSYCHIC DETERMINISM Psychic Determinism basically says that your parents did it to you. Your upbringing, your childhood experience essentially laid out your personal tendencies and your character structure. That‟s why you‟re afraid to be in front of a group. It is the way your parents brought you up.
    31. 31. ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINISM Environmental Determinism says that someone or something in your environment is responsible for your situation. Your boss is doing it to you or your spouse, or your economic situation, or national policies.
    34. 34. PROACTIVE I choose my attitude, emotions, and moods I can forgive, forget, and let go of past injustices I‟m aware that I‟m responsible I‟m the creative force of my life
    36. 36. ACT OR BE ACTED UPON
    37. 37. LISTENING TO OUR LANGUAGE REACTIVE LANGUAGE PROACTIVE LANGUAGE There‟s nothing I can do. That‟s just the way I am. He makes me so mad. They won‟t allow that. I have to do that. I can‟t. I must. If only. Let‟s look at our alternatives. I can choose a different approach. I control my own feeling. I can create an effective presentation. I will choose an appropriate response. I choose. I prefer. I will.
    38. 38. CIRCLE OF CONCERN & CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE Circle of concern: Our health, children, problems at work, national debt, war etc.. Circle of Influence: Those things over which we have control and we can do something about.
    40. 40. Focusing in circle of concern = Stress, frustration and fertile wasted energy. Focusing in circle of Influence = More energy & focus. + ability to influence increases.
    41. 41. 3 CATEGORIES OF PROBLEMS WE FACE •Direct •Indirect (problems involving our own behavior) (Problems involving with other people‟s behavior) •No Control (Problems we can do nothing about like our past or situational realities)
    42. 42. THE “HAVE‟S” AND THE “BE‟S” The Circle of Concern is filled with the Have‟s. Examples are: “If only I had a boss who wasn‟t such a dictator.” “If only I had a more patient wife.” “If I had my degree.” “If I could have more time to myself.”
    43. 43. THE “BE‟S” The Circle of Influence is filled with the Be‟s. Examples are: “I‟ll be happy.” “I‟ll be more patient.” “I can be loving.” “I can be wise.”
    44. 44. Thank you