Thursday, 10 March 2011

Habits of Highly Effective People!

I have been re-reading Stephen Covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”...

If you haven’t read it the 7 Habits are:
  • Habit 1 Be proactive;
  • Habit 2 Begin with the end in mind;
  • Habit 3 Put first things first;
  • Habit 4 Think win/win;
  • Habit 5 Seek first to understand, then to be understood;
  • Habit 6 Syngergise;
  • Habit 7 Sharpen the saw
The last two might need some more explanation...
Habit 6 is about creative cooperation, teamwork and principle-centre leadership which unifies and unleashes the magic within individuals.
Habit 7 is about preserving and enhancing the great asset you have … you. It’s about your physical, mental, spiritual, social and emotional well-being.

We live and work in interesting times and this book is well worth reading. It reinforces the messages about co-operation, collaboration and being part of a team. It also reminds us that we need to take care of ourselves; our physical, mental, spiritual, social and emotional well-being underpin our effectiveness. And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out in the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.

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