In this Siminar, you will use Steven Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" to discover how effective change starts from the inside and works its way out.
In this free Siminar, you will use Steven R. Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to discover how effective change starts from the inside and works its way out. This program is both personal and interactive; we encourage you to keep a journal for reflection and various assignments, and also to share your thoughts with your classmates through discussion questions.
Steven Covey's principle-centered approach to a better way of living can be utilized in business, as well as in personal and relational matters. Whether you are working to understand and improve your relationship with your children, or develop a more effective culture in your workplace, Covey's 7 Habits, along with this Siminar, will guide you on your journey of personal change.
Throughout the Siminar we will suggest things to do to apply the 7 Habits. While we don't assign all of the application suggestions, feel free to choose which questions you would like to complete.
Learn about the Personality and Character Ethics, and how these paradigms influence our lives. Understand the "power of a paradigm" and how important it is to shift these paradigms based on our deepest values.
This section addresses how to move from dependence, to independence, to interdependence. We must shift our paradigms and focus on principles in order to achieve personal change.
Proactivity means that we have responsibility for own lives. We are a product of our decisions, not our environment. We have the power to choose positive responses to our situations. We have to learn to have control over what we can influence, and accept what we cannot.
There are many things in life that we are concerned about, but only some that we have influence over. Through proactivity, we can learn to focus on the things over which we have influence, and therefore reduce negative energy caused by reactivity.
In Habit 2 we learn "All things are created twice". There is always a mental or first creation before a second, physical creation. This is seen with leadership and management. We must accept responsibility for both in order to expand our Circle of Influence.
Continue learning about the value of a personal mission statement. Identify your roles and goals and how these will come into play in an effective mission statement.
Habit 3 focuses on organizing your life based on your values and goals, in other words, what is in your personal mission. Effective personal management is the ultimate message of Habit 3, using the Four Quadrants of Success. This allows you to prioritize and delegate.
Learn to use the Emotional Bank Account to preserve relationships and build trust. This is how you receive benefits of interdependence. Covey discusses the major deposits that can be made into this bank account.
Habit 4 discusses the spirit of Win/Win. This concept cannot survive in a competitive environment. Learn to seek mutually beneficial agreements and relationships, and consider the option of "No Deal" if Win/Win isn't an option.
Effective listening is key to interpersonal interactions, but it is more than hearing the other person but in the frame of mind of your own autobiographical experience. Instead, we need to learn to listen empathically for both meaning and sentiment.
Conflicts can often be solved better through the creative solutions of more than one person. "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" and synergistic cooperation allows better solutions that what could be obtained by an individual alone.
It is important to constantly and proactively work to renew the four dimensions of your nature: Physical, mental, spiritual, and social.
In his conclusion, Covey shares an experience in which he and his wife changed from the inside out. It is an example of how the habits can improve our relationships.