The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen Covey is one of my very favorite books. Part of Dr. Covey's message (addressed in Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood) is that people form opinions based on their own experiences. Show More Summary
I first read Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, in my early twenties. It’s a great, thought-provoking book that tries to simplify life’s biggest questions and challenges into a handful of practices and principles. Could the application of these habits m
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Chris O’Byrne. “Begin with the end in mind.” -Habit 2 from Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People I recently turned 50, and I found myself asking the big question: What is my end game in life? This led to thinking about my end game […] The post What Is Your End Game? appeared first on Productive Flourishing.
(Pre-article pro tip: If you’d like to read this post more “effectively,” stop and install this Spritz-like bookmarklet before going any further.) A few weeks ago we wrote about this crazy new speed-reading technology called Spritz, which basically lets you read at two or more times the rate of a normal slowpoke human. At the […]
Faculty members at Alamo Colleges in San Antonio objected earlier this year to their chancellor’s move to make a course inspired in part by the popular self-help book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People part of the core curriculum. Instructors said they felt left out of the decision-making process and weren’t sure if the course, which would replace […]
The 15-year-old business book is still supremely relevant--but the number of distractions fighting for your attention might make you work a little harder. I remember meeting Dr. Stephen R. Covey during my days as a corporate manager....Show More Summary
I've been writing a lot about time management and the seven habits of highly effective people lately. But, based on a few emails I've recently received, I had the idea to share five essential email etiquette habits and how to write smart emails. 1. Show More Summary
Contrary to what many people would assume, more and more fathers today say they would jump at the chance to be a stay-at-home dad, even just for a little while. That definitely jives with my own experience, where working fathers express to me that it's something they would do if it made sense for their family. Show More Summary
Highly effective people get results because they never got in the habit of being ineffective. Here are 7 habits highly effective people never picked up. The post 7 Habits Highly Effective People Don’t Have appeared first on Lifehack...
I’ve identified sixteen strategies to use for fostering habits, and one strategy is the Strategy of Distraction. It’s a highly effective strategy, particularly for people who are attracted to potato-chip news. I’m not attracted to potato-chip news, myself, so it took me a while to understand this challenge. “Potato-chip news” is news that’s repetitive, requires […]
Assay: I’ve identified sixteen strategies to use for fostering habits, and one strategy is the Strategy of Distraction. It’s a highly effective strategy, particularly for people who are attracted to potato-chip news. I’m not attracted to potato-chip news, myself, so it took me a while to understand this challenge. Show More Summary
One of Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is to Begin with the End in Mind. This infographic from BigThunk and Number 8 Communications does just that – recognizing that you need to establish your goals first when looking to your social media marketing strategy. read more
Want to see a real life case study in how to apologize (and how not to)? Check out Elliott Spitzer and Anthony Weiner. "Look, I failed. Big time. I hurt a lot of people." That's Elliot Spitzer talking in his new television commercial,...Show More Summary
ByEddie Herring: In 1989 Dr. Stephen R. Covey published a book titled The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The book was a best seller and became one of the top leadership books of all time. At the time I was in a managerial roleShow More Summary
I’m pretty mediocre. I’m ashamed to admit it. I’m not even being sarcastic or self-deprecating. I’ve never done anything that stands out as, “Whoa! This guy made it into outerspace! Or…this guy has a best selling novel! Or…if only Google had thought of this!” I’ve had some successes and some failures, but never reached any of the goals I had initially set. Read more...
You've probably already seen the 7 habits of highly effective people, here are the habits of the mediocre. The post 7 Habits of Mediocre People appeared first on Lifehack.
For every Mark Zuckerberg there are 1,000 Jack Zuckermans. Who is Jack Zuckerman? I have no idea. That's my point
What do successful people have in common in terms of their work habits? Do they wait for flashes of inspiration? Do they work only four hours a week? Do they love to read articles and books about productivity? No. What they have in common is they work insanely hard. Show More Summary
One of my favorite self-improvement gurus is Steven Covey. As you may know, Covey wrote the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – and although he’s no longer with us, his teachings taught millions of people how to achieve ultimate success in business and in life using seven simple principles. His thoughts on thinking win/win, [...]Show More Summary
“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” These are the words of Stephen Covey, in his book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” This rule must be obeyed to optimize the circles of sustainability across an organization – all its functions, and stakeholder groups – to create actions for positive outcomes, illustrated by [...]