39 minutes | Nov 14, 2017

Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – 117

Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 1 – Be Proactive You choose your life Take responsibility in your life Circle of Influence and Circle of Concern proactive vs. reactive Own it, then you can change it. No excuses allowed! Between the stimulus and the response is your greatest power–you have the freedom to choose your response Viktor Frankl 2 – Begin with the End in Mind all things are created twice. There is a mental (first) creation, and a physical (second) creation Envision what you want Fast progress doesn’t help if it’s in the wrong direction Understand how people make decisions act based on principles Are you who you want to be? How do you want to be remembered? develop a Personal Mission Statement 3 – Put First Things First Prioritize and triage 1) Important and Urgent 2) Important and not-urgent 3) Not Important and Urgent 4) Not important and Not urgent Pareto Principle 80 / 20 rule The next three habits talk about Interdependence and working with others 4 – Think Win-Win Zero sum gain Ecology Abundance Mentality/Mindset vs. Scarcity Desired Result: What is to be done and by when Guidelines: What can and can’t be done Resources: Who and what can help Accountability: How will we measure success and how often Consequences 5 – Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood We usually respond to someone in 4 autobiographical responses: 1. Evaluate: agree or disagree with what is said 2. Probe: ask questions from our own frame of reference 3. Advise: give counsel based on our own experience 4. Interpret: try to figure out the person’s motives and behavior based on our own Use empathetic listening build rapport Gain understanding of their circumstances The Habit 5 is greatly embraced in the Greek philosophy represented by 3 words: 1) Ethos – your personal credibility. It’s the trust that you inspire, your Emotional Bank Account. 2) Pathos is the empathic side — it’s the alignment with the emotional trust of another person communication. 3) Logos is the logic — the reasoning part of the presentation. paradigm, paradigm shift 6 – Synergize The whole is greater than the sum of its parts Teamwork Organization 7 – Sharpen the Saw – Continuous Improvements “Upward Spiral” self care four intelligences – physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual Physical: Beneficial eating, exercising, and resting Social/Emotional: Making social and meaningful connections with others Mental: Learning, reading, writing, and teaching Spiritual: Spending time in nature, expanding spiritual self through meditation, music, art, prayer, or service The 8th Habit[edit] 8 – Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs. Which inspired me to think about: Send the elevator back down We need more mentoring for people of all ages, esp. young and at risk Pay it forward
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