One of the most widely read and positive-impacting book of the last several decades was Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Dr. Stephen Covey.
In our busy working lives, many of us simply don’t have time to read or even download and listen to books anymore. Sad, but true. So, here are the “Cliff’s Notes” high level pieces of advice:
Habit 1: Be Proactive®
Responsible for behavior, results and growth.
Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind®
Focus time and energy on things that can be controlled.
Habit 3: Put First Things First®
Execute on most important priorities.
Habit 4: Think Win-Win®
Work effectively and efficiently with others to achieve optimal results.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood®
Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
Habit 6: Synergize®
Innovate and problem solve with those who have a different point of view.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®
Seek continuous improvement and renewal professionally and personally.