Ten Habits Of Highly Effective People

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Task 2
Leadership Style
Melissa McCandless-Girdner
Western Governors University

January 15, 2017

For this task, I completed Seven Habits Profile. Stephen Covey first published the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People in 1989. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is by now one of the best-selling books of all time. (Smith, Hadjian) The profile measures across nine categories. The scores ranged from one, very poor, to eighteen, outstanding. The Seven Habits Profile is an excellent tool to help understand where you can improve your leadership skills.
The first category measured was for my emotional bank account. The emotional bank account is a metaphor for the amount of trust that exists in both your
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This will help me be able to accomplish my goals for the week, and keep me on track for my lifetime goals.
The fifth category was put things first. This was one of my weaker categories with a score of eleven. I need to work on not being distracted by time wasters and becoming procrastinated. Another area I need to work on is make sure my everyday activities will help me achieve my long-term goals.
The sixth category was think win-win. I scored very high in this category with a score of eighteen. I believe I scored very high in this category because of my optimism. I truly want to help others succeed their goals. I always look for the best possible outcome for everyone when resolving conflict. One way that I could improve this is to set guidelines on internet browsing time, which would help me not become easily distracted.
Seek first to understand was the seventh category. I scored an eighteen in this category as well. I feel like this was my strongest category. I do care about other’s feelings as well as how they think. I feel like I have a strong sense of empathy. I believe that when I listen to others, I try to understand how they feel and how they think. I believe understanding the feelings and thoughts of others, makes me a stronger leader.
The eighth category was synergize. I scored a fifteen in this category. I do strive to reach and learn from others, I believe that as an effective leader and
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