Habit 1


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Habit 1

  1. 1. 1 iTAFE Habit 1 Be Proactive Habit 1 Be Proactive Adapted from Stephen Covey “Seven Habits for Effective People”
  2. 2. 2 Habit 1 is based upon – “I can change” using • Imagination • Conscience • Independent Will • Self-Awareness
  3. 3. 3 Proactive Model
  4. 4. 4 Reactive Vs Proactive The way we react to a situation or person can have huge ramifications for managers. The way you choose to respond is important.
  5. 5. 5 Reactive Language How can you change your negative self talk and reactive language ? Always have a can do mentality
  6. 6. 6 Perceptual difference to hard work. Note the difference between a reactive and proactive approach to hard work. NEGATIVE Fatiguing Burdensome Backbreaking Arduous Exhausting HARD WORK POSITIVE Execute Achieve Create Contrive Accomplish
  7. 7. 7 Proactive Language
  8. 8. 8 Proactive people • focus their efforts in the Circle of Influence • work on things that they can do something about • their energy is positive, causing their Circle of Influence to increase Reactive people • focus their efforts in the Circle of Concern • they focus on problems they have no control over • their energy is negative/critical, causing their Circle of Influence to shrink Circle of Concern/Influence
  9. 9. 9 Expand your Circle of Influence Your Circle of Influence is filled with be’s e.g. • I can be more patient • I can be a better role model. • I can be more organised / resourceful... • I can be more loving / understanding.. • I will be more diligent... • I can seek out personnel and be able to understand. Circle of Influence