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.