Analysis Of Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People

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Put First Things First For an organization to work in an effective and efficient manner, business managers must possess good interpersonal and communication skills. The presentation style of the managers must be different from others and he should be able to sell himself in public. Stephen Covey describes in his book "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" the special situation that we are in and gives us ways to get out and to find our own way to our desired goal. The third habit wants us to do first things first, meaning that we must learn to differentiate between what is important and what is urgent. Building relationships and delegating in an organization remains one of the primary aims of an effective business manager. However, the manager should have the abilities to distinguish between the important and the urgent things, if he is to enhance the quality of team based organizations. (1) Managers who apply interpersonal and communication skills effectively are cooperative members of groups in which they participate. The importance and urgency of a situation is dependant upon time management, an essential factor in making interpersonal and communication skills, in the third habit of Stephen Covey. The habit is about how to organize our time based on priorities. Urgent tasks have short-term consequences while important tasks are those with long-term, goal-related implications. Work towards reducing the urgent things you must do so you'll have time for your important priorities. Flagging or highlighting items on your To Do list or attaching a deadline to each item may help keep important items from becoming urgent emergencies.(2) Thus, The main reason for managing time is to provide structure to one's life and, in turn, piece ... ... middle of paper ... ...in mind and will work towards enhancing the organizations performance, building relationships with good interpersonal and communication skills. Thus, the fact the Stephen Covey’s third habit of putting first things first is no doubt a favorable one which favors business managers in to improving their interpersonal and communication skills, which in the long run, builds up strong bonds of relationships within or outside an organization, that results in enhancing team based organizations in an efficient manner. References 1. Stephen Covey, Seven Habits. BC + PM aps. Retrieved from the website http://www.bcpm.dk/coveyen2.htm on 5th June 2003. 2. Thirteen Timely Tips for More Effective Personal Time Management. Retrieved from the website http://www.ianr.unl.edu/pubs/homemgt/nf172.htm on 5th June 2003. 3. Dave Hall. Business Studies. International Edition.
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