Habit 6 SYNERGIZE Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~Helen Keller SYNERGIZE IS: • Working together • Openmindedness • Celebrating differences SYNERGIZE IS NOT: • Working Independently • Thinking You Are Always Right • Tolerating Differences Diversity! What is Diversity? Family Attitude Talents Culture/Heritage YOU! Friends Likes/Dislikes Religion Beliefs Choices Experiences Knowledge WHY IS DIVERSITY IMPORTANT? *3tablespoons margarine or butter *1package (10 oz.) regular marshmallows *6cups KELLOGG'S® RICE KRISPIES® cereal How do you handle diversity? • Shunning • • Tolerating Celebrating! We are all a minority of one. We all learn differently: • Linguistic- reading, writing, telling stories • Logical- logic, patterns • Kinesthetic- touching, body • Spatial- images, pictures • Musical- sound, rhythm • Interpersonal- interaction with others • Intrapersonal- through own feelings We all see differently: We all have different styles, traits, and characteristics: Personality Quiz Time! You were born an original, don’t become someone else’s copy. ~anon. The giant Redwoods, or sequoia trees, can reach heights of over 300 ft. They grow in clumps and share a vast array of intermingled roots. Without each other, they would blow over in a storm. 3 Roadblocks to Synergy: Ignorance Cliques Prejudice The Cold Within Finding the Highway: The Buddhist definition of the Middle Way does not mean compromise; It means higher, like the apex of a triangle. TO BE CONTINUED… Getting to Synergy Action Plan • Define the problem or opportunity • Their Way (Seek first to understand the ideas of others.) • My Way (Seek to be understood by sharing your ideas.) • Brainstorm (Create new options and ideas.) • High Way (Find the best solution.) Synergy in Action! Synergy! • Choose one Baby Step from pg.202 (to be completed by next lesson). • Write an page essay on what Synergy means to you. Be sure to describe the Synergy Action Plan in detail and give an example of how you might apply the plan in everyday life. (No less than one page typed, double spaced, due next lesson).