Friday, May 23, 2008

Effective Habits

Another book I have been reading lately is a classic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. Yesterday Marina had posted this great visual summary of the book to SlideShare.



I especially like these habits

Habit 1: Be proactive “You are respons-able: able to choose your respons!"
Proactive people focus their efforts in their circle of influence, causing the circle of influence to increase Reactive people focus their effort in the circle of concern. The negative energy generated by that focus causes the circle of influence to shrink.

Habit 5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood
We have such a tendency to fix things up with good advice, but often we fail to take the time to diagnose, to really deeply understand another human being first.

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Read, write, relax, exercise, play, love, get involved, meditate …

But all of the Habits are good and necessary.

There's a lot of good stuff out there at SlideShare. It seems to be a haven for people like me, who have seen too many bullet points (and used plenty of them also).

After understanding the problem (habit 5),
I read, view and exercsce new kind of presentations (habit 7)
to start a change within my expanding cicle of influence (habit 1).


3 comments:

Marina Noordegraaf .... said...

Thanks for the vibe!

@ dan, you gave exactly the same comment om my weblog! I think this is not exactly conform habit 5, is it?!

People don't want to be drawn into a product for your sake, but for their sake. imho

Samurai said...

Thanks Marina,

Dan must have google alert notifying him when somebody blogs about the habits. Then he pastes his ready made advertisement as comment.

Samurai said...

I decided to delete Dan's "comment"