Habits of Effective People – II

Stephen.R.Covey’s renowned book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” was published in 1989 and sold almost 20 million copies worldwide. He was ‘The Exemplar’, and the rest just followed. We lost him in 2012, but this legend lives on through his books, particularly the one captioned above. Weligkar’s DLP has successfully covered the discipline and acquired habits of Stephen R. Covey. This is a short version of the segment – from being independent to interdependent:

Habit 4) Think win-win:

This does not mean that you have to be nice to everyone and every time. It is striking the right balance at the same time. A balance between courage and compassion, empathy and confidence, being sensitive and brave. This definitely comes with maturity and strong fundamentals of life. Covey wrote. “One person’s success is not achieved at the expense or exclusion of the success of others.”

Habit 5) Seeks first to understand, then to be understood:

We learn to read, we learn to write but we don’t learn to listen. We expect to be understood before understanding others point of view. We listen to respond, but in this process we filter the essence of the discussion and focus only what we want to listen. Hence, to be understood, first listen and understand.

Habits 6) Synergize:

Do you wish everyone would just agree with you, so you could all get along? Then this one is for you. Synergizing is nothing but valuing mental, emotional and psychological differences. This brings creative solutions to your old problems. Seeking new methods of solving a past problem is synergizing.

Habit 7) Sharpen the saw:

Sharpen the saw and the saw is YOU. Having self-renewal balanced program for the areas of life namely: Physical, Mental, Social and Spiritual are important. Pamper yourself, eat healthy, make necessary social connection, learn, read, meditate, relax or just burn out, but renew yourself time and again to achieve happiness in other areas of life.  Covey says “Just remember that every day provides a new opportunity for renewal–a new opportunity to recharge yourself instead of hitting the wall. All it takes is the desire, knowledge, and skill.”

In today’s challenging and complex world, staying ahead of the competition and being highly effective is the price for entry in any organization. Welingkar’s PGDM DLP  assists students to prepare for the best.

Priyanka Hodavdekar


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