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RT @raehanbobby: "The Only Way To Do Great Work Is To Love What You Do" ~ Steve Jobs #quotes #leadership http://t.co/8bXxX4We5R
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7 Habits Of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)

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We've decided to succinctly break down the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" from his (Stephen Covey) all-time best-selling book, which sold 20 million copies

 

1) Be Proactive

As human beings, we are responsible for our own lives. We have the independent will to make our own choices and decisions, and the responsibility ("the ability to respond") to make the right choices. You have the freedom to choose your own fate and path, so having the independent will, imagination and self-awareness to make the right move makes you a proactive, and not a reactive, person.

 

2) Begin With The End In Mind

Mental visualization is extremely important. Covey says that all things are created twice: first, the mental conceptualization and visualization and a second physical, actual creation. Becoming your own creator means to plan and visualize what you're going to do and what you're setting out to accomplish and then go out and creating it. Identifying your personal statement and your principles will help.

 

3) Put First Things First

With your power of independent will, you can create the ending you want to have. Part of that comes with effective time management, which is divided into what is urgent and what is not urgent. If you deal with crises, pressing problems and deadline-driven projects first, your life will be a lot easier.

 

4) Think Win/Win

If you believe in a better way to accomplish goals that's mutually beneficial to all sides, that's a win/win situation. "All parties feel good about the decision and feel committed to the action plan," Covey wrote. "One person's success is not achieved at the expense or exclusion of the success of others." If you have integrity and maturity, there's no reason win/win situations can't happen all the time.

 

5) Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood

If you're a good listener and you take the time to understand a concept, it will help you convey your opinions, plans and goals to others. It starts with communication and strong listening skills, followed by diagnosing the situation and then communicating your solution to others.

 

6) Synergize

Synergistic communication, according to Covey, is "opening your mind and heart to new possibilities, new alternatives, new options." This applies to the classroom, the business world and wherever you could apply openness and communication. It's all about building cooperation and trust.

 

7) Sharpen The Saw

Sometimes you're working so hard on the other six habits that you forget about re-energizing and renewing yourself to sharpen yourself for the tasks in front of you. Some sharpening techniques include exercise and nutrition, reading, planning and writing, service and empathy and commitment, study and meditation.


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Older article, but great reminder

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Jacob M Engel's curator insight, July 23, 2014 11:18 PM

The 7 Habits is a must read!

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How to Build a Leader

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Good leaders build strong followers. Great leaders build more leaders. If you're in a leadership position and you’ve built a strong team then good for you. You're likely a very good leader. If you ...
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9 Tips for Mentoring Next-Generation Leaders

9 Tips for Mentoring Next-Generation Leaders | Principle Based Leadership | Scoop.it
Are your young employees getting the coaching and mentoring they need to lead your company into the future?
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This article refers to mentoring rather than coaching, but the same principles apply.  Develop your people, help them grow into thier greatness.

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5 Signs You Have High Emotional Intelligence

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A hard look at your emotional skills and weaknesses is the first step to improving EQ, which is highly correlated with business success.Just how important is high emotional intelligence to business success?

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Emotional Intelligence is important to develop as a good leader and coach.  Great article on indicators, with link to more information

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, December 10, 2013 8:24 AM

All of us in the management/HR/leadership realm talk about emotional intelligence.  But how do we guage its existence?