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Habits to Succeed

  1. 1. The habits “Leaders don’t do different things they do it differently” www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  2. 2. Inside Out • The success literature of the last half of the 20th century largely attributed success to personality traits, skills, techniques, maintaining a positive attitude, etc. This philosophy can be referred to as the Personality Ethic. • However, during the 150 years or so that preceded that period, the literature on success was more character oriented. It emphasized the deeper principles and foundations of success. This philosophy is known as the Character Ethic, under which success is attributed more to underlying characteristics such as integrity, courage, justice, patience, etc. www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  3. 3. Inside Out • The Character Ethic assumes that there are some absolute principles that exist in all human beings. Some examples of such principles are fairness, honesty, integrity, human dignity, quality, potential, and growth. Principles contrast with practices in that practices are for specific situations whereas principles have universal application. • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People presents an "inside-out" approach to effectiveness that is centered on principles and character. Inside-out means that the change starts within oneself. For many people, this approach represents a paradigm shift away from the Personality Ethic and toward the Character Ethic. www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  4. 4. The Seven Habits - An Overview • Our character is a collection of our habits, and habits have a powerful role in our lives. Habits consist of knowledge, skill, and desire. Knowledge allows us to know what to do, skill gives us the ability to know how to do it, and desire is the motivation to do it. • The Seven Habits move us through the following stages: • Dependence: the paradigm under which we are born, relying upon others to take care of us. • Independence: the paradigm under which we can make our own decisions and take care of ourselves. • Interdependence: the paradigm under which we cooperate to achieve something that cannot be achieved independently. www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  5. 5. Interdependence Seek First to Understand … Then to be Understood Synergize PUBLIC VICTORY Think Win/Win Independence Put First Things First PRIVATE VICTORY Be Proactive Begin with the End in Mind Dependence www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  6. 6. The Seven Habits - An Overview To make the choice to become interdependent, one first must be independent, since dependent people have not yet developed the character for interdependence. Therefore, the first three habits focus on self-mastery, that is, achieving the private victories required to move from dependence to independence. The first three habits are: • • • Habit 1: Be Proactive Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind Habit 3: Put First Things First • • Habits 4, 5, and 6 then address interdependence: Habit 4: Think Win/Win • • • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood Habit 6: Synergize Finally, the seventh habit is one of renewal and continual improvement, that is, of building one's personal production capability. To be effective, one must find the proper balance between actually producing and improving one's capability to produce. Covey illustrates this point with the fable of the goose and the golden egg. www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  7. 7. HABIT 1 BE PROACTIVE www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  8. 8. Habit 1: Be proactive “You are respons-able: able to choose your respons!” www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  9. 9. Habit 1: Be Proactive Change starts from within, and highly effective people make the decision to improve their lives through the things that they can influence rather than by simply reacting to external forces. Proactively Being proactive means taking initiative, not waiting for others to act first, and being responsible for what you do. The opposite of proactive is reactive. Reactive people react to what goes on around them. Proactive people act based on principles. Circle of Influence Imagine a circle within a circle. The inner circle is your circle of influence and the outer circle is your circle of concern. This means that many things which you are concerned about you cannot influence. Yet there are many things which you are concerned about which you can influence. Reactive people focus on their circle of concern. Proactive people focus on their circle of influence. Being proactive also increases your circle of influence. www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  10. 10. HABIT 2 BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
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  12. 12. Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind Develop a principle-centered personal mission statement. Extend the mission statement into long-term goals based on personal principles • • • • What it Means To begin with the end in mind is to begin with the image of the end of your life as the frame of reference by which everything else is measured We may be busy, we may be efficient, but we will only be effective if we begin with the end in mind All Things are Created Twice Habit 2 is based on the principle that all things are created twice:  a mental or first creation  a physical or second creation Most endeavors that fail, fail with the first creation www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  13. 13. HABIT 3 PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
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  15. 15. Habit 3: Put First Things First • Spend time doing what fits into your personal mission, observing the proper balance between production and building production capacity. Identify the key roles that you take on in life, and make time for each of them. Urgent Quadrant I Important Not Urgent Quadrant II Crisis, pressing problems, deadline- driven projects Preventions, PC activities, relationship building, recognizing new opportunities, planning recreation Quadrant III Not Important www.ziaahmed.org Quadrant IV Interruptions, some calls, some mail some reports, some meetings, popular activities www.milestonevision.com Trivia, busy work, some mail, some phone calls time wasters, pleasant activities
  16. 16. HABIT 4 THINK “WIN~WIN” www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
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  18. 18. Habit 4: Think Win/Win • Seek agreements and relationships that are mutually beneficial. In cases where a "win/win" deal cannot be achieved, accept the fact that agreeing to make "no deal" may be the best alternative • In developing an organizational culture, be sure to reward win/win behavior among employees and avoid inadvertently rewarding win/lose behavior • Win/Win  Agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial  A belief in the Third Alternative -- a better way www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  19. 19. HABIT 5 SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND…THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
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  21. 21. Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood • First seek to understand the other person, and only then try to be understood. • Stephen Covey presents this habit as the most important principle of interpersonal relations. Effective listening is not simply echoing what the other person has said through the lens of one's own experience. Rather, it is putting oneself in the perspective of the other person, listening empathically for both feeling and meaning. • Character and Communication  Communication is the most important skill in life  If you want to interact effectively with me, to influence me, you first need to understand me  You have to build the skills of empathic listening on a base of character that inspires openness and trust • Empathic Listening • Diagnose Before You Prescribe • Four Autobiographical Responses • Then Seek to Be Understood • One on One www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  22. 22. HABIT 6 SYNERGIZE www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  23. 23. Synergize “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  24. 24. Habit 6: Synergize • • • • • • Through trustful communication, find ways to leverage individual differences to create a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts. Through mutual trust and understanding, one often can solve conflicts and find a better solution than would have been obtained through either person's own solution. Synergistic Communication Synergy in the Classroom Synergy in Business Synergy in Communication Fishing for the Third Alternative     Negative Synergy Valuing the Differences Force Field Analysis All Nature is Synergistic www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  25. 25. HABIT 7 SHARPEN THE SAW www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  26. 26. Sharpen the Saw www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  27. 27. Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw Take time out from production to build production capacity through personal renewal of the physical, mental, social/emotional, and spiritual dimensions. Maintain a balance among these dimensions Four Dimensions of Renewal  The Physical Dimension  The Spiritual Dimension  The Mental Dimension  The Social/Emotional Dimension Scripting Others  Balance in Renewal  Synergy in Renewal  The Upward Spiral www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  28. 28. Inside - Out Again-Conclusion • There is a gap between stimulus and response, and the key to both our growth and happiness is how we use that space. Do we respond to situations positively, proactively? Are we taking control of our own lives? • Meditating on this idea led Covey to start deep communication with his wife, including more and more discussion of their inner worlds. It was a time of inner discovery. • They developed two ground rules. First, "no probing," just empathize. Probing was too invasive. The second was when it hurt too much, quit for the day. • The most difficult and most fruitful part of this communication came when the vulnerability of each person was touched. They discovered a new sense of reverence for each other. They discovered that even seemingly truthful things often have roots in deep emotional experiences. To deal with the superficial trivia without seeing the deeper, more tender issues is to trample on the sacred ground of www.milestonevision.com another's heart. www.ziaahmed.org
  29. 29. Inside - Out Again-Conclusion • The ability to use wisely the gap between stimulus and response, to exercise the four unique endowments of our human nature, empowers us from the inside out. (The four endowments are self-awareness, imagination, conscience, and independent will. See the summary of Habit 1 - Be Proactive.) • By understanding the role of scripting, we understand the transcendent power in a strong intergenerational family. An effectively interdependent family of children, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins can be a powerful force in helping people have a sense of who they are, where they came from and what they stand for. • "There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots, the other wings.“ - Anonymous www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  30. 30. THANK YOU www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org
  31. 31. Dr.ZIA AHMED www.milestonevision.com E-mail: zia@milestonevision.com www.milestonevision.com www.ziaahmed.org