Covey’s Habits

Covey’s Habits

The 7 Habits (all 8 of them)

A. Independence – Self Mastery

1. Be Proactive

Work from the center of your influence and constantly work to expand it. Don't sit and wait in a reactive mode, waiting for problems to happen before taking action.

2. Begin with the End in Mind

Envision what you want in the future so you can work and plan towards it.

3. Put First Things First
  • Determine what is important and what is urgent. Priority should be given in the following order:
  • a) Important and urgent
  • b) Important and not-urgent
  • c) Not important and urgent
  • d) Not important and not urgent

B. Interdependence – Working With Others

4. Think Win-Win

Have genuine feelings for mutually beneficial solutions or agreements in your relationships. Value and respect people by understanding a "win" for all is ultimately a better long-term resolution than if only one person in the situation had gotten his way.

5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

Use empathic listening to genuinely understand a person, which compels them to reciprocate the listening and take an open mind to being influenced by you. This creates an atmosphere of caring, and positive problem solving.

6. Synergize

Combine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, so as to achieve goals that no one could have done alone.

C. Continuous Improvements - Personal and interpersonal spheres of influence

7. Sharpen the Saw

Balance and renew your resources, energy, and health to create a sustainable, long-term, effective lifestyle. Exercise your physical, spiritual, mental and emotional self. Provide service to society.

D. The 8th Habit

8. Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs.

Excerpted from Wikipedia

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