7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Book Report Essay

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My name is ********* and I am a 35-year old single mother of a 13-year old son. I am currently employed as a School Secretary for the **********. I started working at ******* on October 23, 2006. However, I have been employed for ******* since May 1, 1995. Since 1995, I have held numerous positions for ******* such as Clerk, Recreation Leader, Teen Coordinator, Project Coordinator and Cheerleading Coach. In my current position as School Secretary, my job duties include: daily attendance, answering telephones, copying, filing, greeting and assisting students, staff and visitors who come into the school office, filling teacher supply orders, student transportation and other duties as assigned by the administrators.
In “The 7 Habits of
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Time management is a crucial concern for positive outcomes. We have to be aware of what needs to be focused on in our lives and be able to focus on it. We need to be able to look into the future. We need to realize what needs to be done now to affect the future. We also should look at the present. We should monitor ourselves and understand how to implement the things needed for our personal wants and goal outcomes.
Put First Things First appears to be the very implementation tool for setting the first two habits into action. Personally, the ideas presented in this chapter are very helpful in my present situation. Covey helps me better understand the consequences that each of my actions can lead to. He gives creative and ingenious ideas that can lead to a better and more effective me. I currently am using and will continue to use the great management schemes presented in this chapter.

Habit 4 – Think Win/Win
The fourth habit begins the first habit of the public victory portion. Here we learn how to have more open public bettering of ourselves. Win/Win describes how we need to focus not just on ourselves but on the team we are playing with. Many people focus too much on themselves. What they look at is if they have won or lost. They don’t look at the big; overall picture of what has happened as a result of their actions. If we win, does this mean that someone or something has lost many
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