Habit 1: Be Proactive

  • Take initiative
  • Manage change
  • Respond proactively
  • Keep commitments
  • Take responsibility and have accountability
  • Have a positive influence on results

Habit 2: Begith with the End in Mind

  • Define vision and values
  • Create a mission statement
  • Set measurable team and personal goals
  • Start projects successfully
  • Align goals to priorities
  • Focus on desired outcomes

Habit 3: Put First Things First

  • Execute strategy
  • Apply effective delegation skills
  • Focus on important activities
  • Apply effective planning and prioritization skills
  • Balance key priorities
  • Eliminate low priorities and time wasters
  • Use planning tools effectively
  • Use effective time-management skills

Habit 4: Theink Win-Win

  • Build high-trust relationships
  • Build effective teams
  • Apply successful negotiation skills
  • Use effective collaboration
  • Build productive business relationships

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand,  Then to be Understood

  • Apply effective interpersonal communication
  • Overcome communication pitfalls
  • Apply effective listening skills
  • Understand others
  • Reach mutual understanding
  • Communicate viewpoints effectively
  • Apply productive input and feedback
  • Apply effective persuasion techniques

Habit 6: Synergize

  • Leveraging diversity
  • Apply effective problem solving
  • Apply collaborative decision making
  • Value differences
  • Build on divergent strengths
  • Leverage creative collaboration
  • Embrace and leverage innovation

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

  • Achieve life balance
  • Apply continuous improvement
  • Seek continuous learning



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