Chapter 7 discusses Covey 's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Using this model, argue for "doing your duty" (what you "have to" do) vs. initiating new ideas (see attachment) such as product service innovation, improve account/client services, operations/process improvements, and influencing your boss to make helpful changes. Identify at least 3 specific habits you will change that might make an impact on your boss (or higher levels) in your organization?
Immediately, I continued to the next part of the Self-assessment section, values. The three options I most valued were altruism/helping society, creativity, and helping others. These values emphasize results I have found in previous sections. I truly value being someone who helps others and
Having many values in my life, the assessment found three that stood out to me. Favorably, I am accustomed to helping others. If I see someone struggling with tasks or comprehension, I always try to help them understand. I can remember when I was a toddler how creative I was. I would often fill my days with telling my family stories and making up songs that my imagination couldn’t hold on to. Being 21 now, creativity has still been a major key factor in success. Thinking of ways to improve computer programs at work is part of the creativity. Being stable is the most important to me. Being without a job, a car, and money, are all key factors that could possibly hold me back from not having a successful career.
The easiest category to mark was my race. I have always been a caucasian/ white and that is very evident to everyone who sees me. Race has always been a well fought over thing in our culture and the pros and cons to being white have also been very evident. It was easy to rank because it is an outward appearance so people are able to see it and judge me by it. I do not think my race is that big of a deal which is why I ranked it at a 3. I have never thought of my race as making an impact on my success but instead it was because I worked hard to achieve many things. Race was the easiest category for me to mark.
I chose Liberty University for its combination of a nurturing, Christian atmosphere and its advanced, up-to-date resources. These positive attributes extend to the Honors Program with the addition of a challenging academic curriculum. I am in pursuit of the best version of myself and that version is at the Liberty Honors Program. Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, as the title suggests, outlines exactly what one needs to do to be an effective person. I hope to gain each of these seven habits from an Honors Program Education at Liberty University: be proactive, begin with the end in mind, first things first, think win-win, seek first to understand then to be understood, synergy, and sharpen the saw.
I did not have access to all of the needed information, but my assessment produced the following scores: Leadership 60; Strategic Planning 43; Customer and Market Focus 55; Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management 59; Human Resource Focus
In this category I scored a 16 out of 18 points. The first statement is I show kindness and consideration towards others. I demonstrate this statement by taking into consideration each persons needs and concerns. My coworkers believe that I am an extremely helpful person and do the most to assist with helping them find solutions to the consumers issues that they are facing. The second statement is I keep promises and honor commitments. I demonstrate this statement at work by always keeping my word when I get assigned a task or volunteer for special project within my unit. I abide in all my duties that I am assigned too. I have created instructions to be able to process certain types of cases, also have created special task guides by the assigned due dates. I give my all to make sure I honor all commitments I have been assigned as a worker. The third statement is I do not speak negatively of others when they are not present. I demonstrate this statement at work by always keeping a positive outlook on each day and difficult situation that arises with my job. Working for a large agency that services the public is challenging. It has its ups and downs and can take a toll on a worker. It is important to always stay positive and not think negative because the attitude can reflect on the work that is assigned and customers will react negatively back. It is important to keep everyone that you make contact with in a positive space to be able to do a successful
After completing the LSI assessment, my results in the highest percentile were: achievement, self-actualizing, humanistic, affiliative, conventional, oppositional, and a perfectionist. My second highest results were: approval, power, competitiveness, and avoidance. In this passage I will discuss how my high profile results and second highest profile results tie into my life/ work and expound if the traits describe who I actually am.
Strategic thinking an area of great strength for me, scoring highest in the areas of Leaner, Ideation and intellection aligns with relationship building and offers a strong sense of people. Being a learner; I enjoy studying others as well as processes. It is difficult for me to just “settle” I must know what it takes; how to accomplish a task; what motivates others and the outcomes of such. Along with this I grow bored easily; I would not do well in a mundane position where the same tasks are required day in and day out.
If practiced, the 7 habits Stephen and Sean Covey referred in their books will make the readers able to control their lives, to do more in fewer time, improve relationships with other people, improve self confidence, rehab from addiction, be happy, find the balances between the time for
In the self-improvement book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents an integrated and principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional issues and problems. Covey uses real life examples as well as his own experience to reveal a step-by-step way for living with integrity, honesty, and self-respect. In the book he explains principles that give someone the comfort to adapt to change and the wisdom to take control and full advantage of the opportunities that the business world and personal lives create. This book seems very useful and I found a few habits that I plan to adopt and work at including in my everyday life. They are basic things in everyday life that can make things easier, more
Stephen R. Covey’s self-help book is an influential communication for personal change. He advises building from the inside-out and offers a plan for moving from dependence to independence and then to interdependence. The inside-out approach starts first with one self, which includes paradigms, characters, and motivations. To improve relationships with others, we have to first improve ourselves by putting character ahead of personality.
I know for certainty that this is a habit I desperately need to acquire because mostly everything that I do is based on urgency. I always feel like I 'm working with unreasonable deadlines. I know that I 'll be more effective and productive once I 've been able to prioritize my tasks based on importance rather than urgency.
lIn “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” Stephen Covey helps people become more effective when dealing with the significant challenges of life. In details, Stephen Covey provides guidelines for managing time and balancing studies, social life, job, and other priorities. The first three habits are focused on personal victories. They teach how to develop self-mastery and dependence. Those three habits are: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, and Put First Things First. Habits four, five, and six address interdependence, the success in working with others. Habit four: Think Win-Win, habit five: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood, and habit six: Synergize. The seventh habit: Sharpen the Saw, talks about building