7 Habits

In this post, it is a short summary of the bestselling “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” written by Stephen R. Covey, a book that I haven’t got myself the book yet.

Nevertheless, I would read, learn and write down my learnings from the short chapter summary of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Habit 1 – Proactive ~ having self-knowledge or self-awareness, an ability to choose the response-ability and response-able principles.

Habit 2 – Begin With The End in Mind ~ using imagination and conscience, two unique human capacities, allowing a person to progress from futility and old habits to faith, hope and inner security.

Habit 3 – Put First Things First ~ willpower, living a life of leverage and influence. Living a life from futility to hope and anchorage and from flaky to disciplined.

Habit 4 – Think Win/Win ~ having an abundance mentality, going from a scarcity to an abundance mentality through feelings of intrinsic self-worth and a benevolent desire for mutual benefit.

Habit 5 – Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understand ~ Courage balanced with consideration, ability to listen first requires restraint, respect and reverence. The ability to make yourself understood requires courage and consideration.

Habit 6 – Synergise ~ Creativity – Creating something, using courage and consideration, communication is open with one another and trying to create win-win situations, from defensive communication to compromise transactions to synergistic and creative alternatives and transformations.

Habit 7 – Sharpen The Saw ~ Continuous Improvement of self-renewal, to overcome entropy. Either entropy (everything breaks down) or we human beings continuously improve, innovate and refine ourselves.

(Adapted from Chapter 2 Seven Habits Revisited, from “Principle-Centred Leadership” by Stephen R. Covey)

Even though it was a few pages of short summaries of each habits, I strongly my readers to go and get hold of this book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, this would be my next book purchase, as it would complement the “Principle-Centred Leadership” learning and teachings and for upgrading and self-improvement, before sharing and mentoring my readers and junior leaders. 

2 thoughts on “7 Habits

  • July 25, 2008 at 1:31 am
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    Hi Rick,

    Thanks for sharing on the class you attended ! I am sure those who found Stephen Covey’s writings beneficial, they would drop by your site too !

    Thank you for dropping by !Hope to see you back here often !

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