The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People By Dr. Covey

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen Covey outlines seven behaviors of a successful leader. He called it Principle-Centered Leadership (2000, p. 13). The seven habits as described by Dr. Covey are: 1. Be proactive 2. Begin with the end in mind 3. Put first things first 4. Think win/win 5. Seek first to understand… then to be understood 6. Synergize 7. Sharpen the Shaw The attached profile sheet reflects a panoramic view of my alignment to some of those principles. The seven habits are a “way of thinking, living and doing that is consistent” (Harvey, 2015) with what Covey describes as Principle-centered living (Covey, 2000, p. 59). The seven habits profile sheet measures how we see, perceive our actions and attitudes towards ourselves and towards others. The first category measure in the profile sheet is the “Emotional bank account”, which is Covey’s representation of the emotional units that can be deposited or withdrawn in our relationship with others. My score in this category was 12 out of 18 possible points. This score places me slightly above average, which means I keep a very small balance in my emotional bank account. As a leader, I need to do a better job at keeping a higher balance between my emotional deposits and withdrawals by, for example, apologizing more often when I make a mistake, and offend a friend or colleague, including my own subordinates. The second category measured by the seven habits profile sheet is “Life balance”,
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