7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

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7 HABITS OF HIGHLY
EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
Erika Fuller
CIS144
1. BE PROACTIVE
 Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our
conditions.
 Make and keep commitments.
 Choose a positive response to what we experience
and our circumstances.
 Acknowledge mistakes, correct and learn from them.
2. BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND
 Develop personal mission statement.
 Focus on what you want to be and do.
 Develop principles based on fundamental truths,
classic truths, or generic common denominators.
 Imagine life’s milestones, what accomplishments
would you like to celebrate.
3. PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST
 Time management is essential.
 Classify activities as urgent, not urgent, important,
not important.
 Delegate effectively.
 Build and strengthen interdependent
relationships.
4. THINK WIN-WIN
 Seek mutual benefit in all human
interactions
 Character and integrity are the foundation
of win/win.
 Win/win cannot exist in competitions or
contests.
5. SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND –
THEN BE UNDERSTOOD
 Listen empathetically.
 Understand the need before you suggest a
solution.
6. SYNERGIZE
 The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
 Value differences, build on strengths, compensate
for weaknesses.
 Create a high degree of trust.
 Recognize your own limitations.
7. BALANCED SELF-RENEWAL
 Physical – right foods, rest, exercise.
 Spiritual – commit to your values.
 Mental – read, write, organize, expose yourself to
great minds.
 Social/Emotional – renew and develop
relationships.

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