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Sunday, February 10, 2013

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People


"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People undertaking" was written by management specialist and former adviser to Bill Clinton, Stephen Covey.

This book presents seven principles which, if established as a habit and integrated into our lifestyle and our thinking, will help us achieve what we do and improve our effectiveness.
According to Covey, 7 habits correspond to the principles of "true north" that are universal and timeless. It also prides itself on not having invented these habits. Instead, he says simply having known the identfier and implemented a methodology on how they fit together.

What are these 7 habits that will help us achieve all that we undertake?

Private victory:

The first 3 habits to match a job to do on yourself to go from dependency to self.
Indeed, before thinking to improve its relations with others, he must already improved his relationship with oneself.

Habit 1: Be proactive

This habit is the ability to control his environment rather than letting it control us.

Habit 2: Be aware from the start where you want to go

This usually involves having a vision of what we wish to achieve and realize our lifetime and to deduce the directions given to it.

Habit 3: Give priority to priority
This is to establish and implement activities to achieve the targets set in previous habit. We must devote time to what is important and not what seems urgent.

The public victory:

The following three patterns correspond to a job to do at our relations in order to pass the state from independence to interdependence.
They can be successfully applied only once the first 3 habits assimilated.
Their implementation is nevertheless a condition that none sina to achieve all that we undertake.

Habit 4: Think Win / Win
He is always trying to find solutions that satisfy both parties involved to build strong relationships over the long term. It is the habit that it is better to focus patiently built a successful and sustainable small victories rather than immediate but ephemeral.

Habit 5 - Seek first to understand, then to be understood
Empathic listening is essential to truly understand a person, situation and open to his ideas.

Habit 6 - Take advantage of the synergy
This habit is to work creatively and is based on the principle that "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts" working together to achieve a goal will therefore help to achieve more than individuals could do separately.


Habit 7 - sharpen your faculties

It is the habit that encompasses all the others because it will allow their renewal and allow them to demonstrate and increase. It will thus be able to maintain our "capacity".

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