Habit 6

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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?
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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).

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