Each and every one of these will have a positive impact on your life as long as you practice in an effective way. It is important to develop a sense of what is most important to your one true self and to others around you as well. These seven habits are very important to use in our everyday lives and with practice and dedication involved, you will succeed in obtaining a more effective life. You just have to commit to make progress and improve. Even though this may be a constant battle, you have to remind yourself that these habits and practices is what will make you a more successful and valuable individual and that is what is important.
In order to be an effect team you must have trust, communication, loyalty, selfless service, respect, and discipline. Successful teams put the good of the team first and work together to accomplish their goals. They thrive on challenges and learn from previous experience in order to improve in the future. These teams show pride in what they do and their accomplishments. After Action Review (AAR) is one more principle and powerful tool discussed in the book.
In managing our lives, we must be careful to balance not only the productivity of our lives but also the abilities to achieve these results. For example, we cannot ignore the activities which help build or maintain our health, finances, relationships, ability to learn etc., in our quest to do more, achieve more, and do all of this faster and more efficiently. Burnout is the inevitable result of P/PC imbalance! Another basic principle important to understand the 7 habits is the Maturity Continuum. The 7 habits serve as a set of integrated approaches allowing us to move along the maturity continuum from dependence to independence to interdependence.
Importance of Consistency to be Successful People should always bear in mind that having the courage to carry on is what matters most. Consistency is very significant to everyday life since it make situations run smoothly and correctly. If you are consistent in motivating yourself towards your goal, probably you will just go back to your old routine and simply quit. Here's why keeping consistent is important: 1. Help you organize your thoughts and plan ahead on how to pursue you goals in life.
Steven Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People In the book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey, lessons for personal change are presented in a very powerful and understandable way. The Habits can be applied to our own lives, our leadership of other people, a school or any other organization that can be run more effectively. However, before an application of these Habits can be made, a basic understanding of the material presented in the book must be obtained. Comparison with other leadership styles and theories can also clarify and reinforce this understanding as well. Finally, application can be made to a particular setting, a school.
Second, you should have constant curiosity with a willingness to learn and challenge yourselves. Third, you have to be committed to excellence in order to deliver a brilliant work product for a client. Finally, you have to have the courage to do the right thing. My initial reaction to this interview is that integrity may be the most important aspect, because if you say you are going to do something, you have to follow through with it. You have to constantly bring value to your clients.
Being an effective communicator is one of the best traits that I think a person can carry. Effective communication consists of being able to speak clearly and professionally, while being knowleadgeable at the same time. I also have to ensure that the message that is being communicated is easy to understand and that my message covers all the facts and pertinent information. Communication has become one of the key parts to being successful in work life and in my personal life. Communication is key to my marriage and any relationship that I build within a team, workplace, and even with my small child.
I have posted my mission statement where I can see everyday and beside it are the seven habits. I know I must make these habits and the principles listed in my mission statement a part of my life and the only way to do that is to live them. Covey has taught me that there are elemental components that are applicable across the many roles that I have in my life. Those universal elements are integrity, vision, discipline, and passion. Embracing these ideas has opened my eyes to the endless applications and benefits of living the seven habits.
An effective leader will understand the need to establish a common purpose, giving the sense of direction for other to build upon in their way. Dr. Covey also illustrates how the basics are an essential to continual growth. Reiterating how the 7 habits helps build upon the 8th habit. Stephen Covey believes that, we as a human race are capable of so much more than we ever anticipated if we just open up our minds and hearts to one another.
A leader must know and understand their core values such as, authenticity, passion, service, humor, growth and learning. Successful leaders are genuine and make it safe for followers to speak-up. They make decisions for the common good, communicate expectations, challenge their teams, are accountable, lead by example, reward and provide continuous feedback. I truly believe that successful leadership can be seen through their followers who see and communicate the same vision. Leadership is about being versatile and being flexible enough to be both extroverted and introverted when situation calls for it.