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From The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. Published by Simon I identify here seven habits shared by all truly effective people. South American Journal of Nursing Special Edition The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Article Review by Rubina Jabeen Nursing, Texila American. “Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People” Oleh Stephen R Covey. Sumber Asli Ringkasan Padat oleh: Cetak/tranfer Pdf: MGI /Personal-Enhanced Public.
The excerpt thus, elucidates the principles and bases on which habit 2 are based and founded upon.
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These explanations and bases help the readers to accurately understand the views and paradigms that the author is trying to convey to them. The author illustrates that if we do not generate our self-awareness, we will always reactively live by the influence of other people, environment and pressures of circumstances.
This influence was termed by the author as scripts handed to us in our early years. Review of literature Habit 2 of the 7 Habits of highly effective people postulates that one way to be highly effective is to begin with the end mind. It means that you have to set your paradigm and goals and make a clear picture of how things should be at the end of your life.
The goals you laid down will set the frame of reference and criteria of everything that you do in life and channel all your efforts to reach the goals. It means having a lucid thoughts and perception of objectives and end goals. You have to clearly define where you are going and recognize where you are now so that every stride will lead you to the right direction.
Such principles have a valid application for people in walks of life. Without these principles, people stand prey and get lock in a very busy life without really being effective. People strive so hard to get higher echelon only to discover that stairs they are climbing is tilted towards the wrong direction. Our extremely busy lives has plunged us into ineffectiveness that subsequently led us to attain meaningless triumphs that have cost us so many things that we later recognize to be more important to us.
Our very busy struggle to climb the echelon leading to the wrong direction has obscured our vision, and only when these more important things in life were gone that we become aware that these were the ones that really matter to us. The first creation is the mental creation plans, outline, design, raw details , and the second creation is the actual physical creation. It means that before putting things into actual reality, we first mentally visualize all the details and necessities.
Not all first creations, however, are consciously created by us. In considerable part and length of our lives, especially in the early years of our lives, we subconsciously and reactively live according to the influence of peers, elders, family, environment and circumstances.
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These influences were passed on to us as part of culture, customs, upbringing and ways of living and were termed as scripts. Which means that leadership is the mental creation the first creation and management is the physical creation the second creation. To have a clearer distinction between leadership and management and as expounded by the author, try to visualize a group of manufacturers leaders and problem solvers clearing their way through a forest and the managers procedure and policy makers follow them to fix and sharpen all the equipment required to clear the way.
The leader is person who goes up the highest tree and analyzes the whole scenario, and shouts that we are in the wrong forest. We are always busy clearing the underbrush without realizing that we are in the wrong forest.
Management is the competence in going higher in the echelon, and leadership ensures that the echelon stair is leaning towards the right direction. It means that in everything we do, we should start with a clear picture of our future or the end goal of our lives. We have to begin with our objectives and we have to recognize where we are today and where we presently stand to be able to find the best means and ways toward our end, our goal.
Such end or goal will guide us to integrate and consolidate all our efforts, behavior, and visions towards that goal. Since it is very easy for us to be trapped in a very busy atmosphere of our lives, the end in mind will set the parameters to which everything we do will be referred and everything else will be scrutinized according to the context of such end or goal.
Subsequently, this will ensure that as we struggle to go higher in the social echelon, the stair we are climbing is not leaning towards the wrong medium. All that we do and make are first visualized and planned with details before we actually execute and make them, but not all first creations are consciously created by us.
Our own personal first creation is unconsciously influenced by our culture, customs, family, peers, training and environment, and unless we develop our personal awareness and realize that we should unshackle ourselves from this influence and be independent, we will not be able to make, manage and lead our own first creation. Leadership will ensure that we are in the right direction and medium, and management will ensure that we have the appropriate requirements and equipment as we progress toward the end we have in mind.
Article structure To illustrate how this article has been organized, the article structure is hereby provided. This will guide the reader on the format and arrangement of discussions and presentation of facts. This segment declares the details of the author, publisher, publication date, book etc.
Immediately follows, is the introduction that purposely serves as an abstract and subsequently establishes the background of the source literature and this article. Follows thereafter is the review of literature. In line with the views of the author, this section fleshes out, re-evaluates and show the relationships of the most important points, ideas, principles, details and arguments of the source material This is the main discussion of the whole article that presents the re-examination of the concepts, facts, essence and the whole thought of the material.
After the review, comes the summary. It is the short version of the whole material itself. Your personal mission statement will also take into account your values and principles.
When combined, your personal mission should reflect your proactivity and be able to help you steer in the right direction. Leadership and management Many people consider leadership and management to be one and the same. But Covey explains that they are actually different, and leadership comes before management. Which is why leadership is the first creation, management is the second.
To put this into context, a leader should be focused on what they need to accomplish the WHAT , this is what Covey considers to be a top-line focus. Whereas management, the bottom-line focus, would be considering what the best way to accomplish their goals would be the HOW.
Management is the breaking down, the analysis, the sequencing, the specific application. The time-bound left-brain aspect of effective self-government. Without independent will, you lack the ability to make a choice or decision, and actually follow through. Covey describes independent will as the ability to act, rather than be acted upon. The 1st generation is the recognition of the tasks that require our time and energy.
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The 1st generation is expressed through checklists, notes and to-dos. The 2nd generation focuses on planning and scheduling future events, getting a handle on our plans and is expressed through calendars and diaries. The 3rd generation focuses on prioritisation, understanding what needs to be done first and the value of different tasks.
It also focuses on goal-setting, long, short and immediate goals are set which dictates how we will spend our time and energy. The 3rd generation is expressed in daily planning, the setting out of any given day and scheduling time with your goals in mind. What about the 4th generation?
Covey explains that people now often perceive the detailed schedules and management of time can actually be counter-productive. And this is what has prompted the 4th generation. The 4th generation focuses on managing ourselves instead of just our time.
Covey explains that the 4th generation recognises that the circle of influence should be our focus and that things, like building new relationships and nurturing current ones, are the key to results. When considering efficiency, rather than looking at your calendar, or checklists, you need to look at yourself and understand how you spend your time.
This is how the 4th generation makes decisions and lives their daily lives. Delegation Covey emphasises the importance of delegation. He believes that too many people are afraid to delegate, they believe that explaining what needs to be done to another person is a waste of time, and means that they could probably just perform the task themselves.
People also fear that a task may not be completed in exactly the way they desired. However, Covey is a strong believer of delegation. By delegating things to other people, you are being more effective. And by delegating to time, you are being more efficient.
The 6 paradigms are; win-lose, lose-win, lose-lose, win, win-win, and no teal.
Win-win is the ultimate goal and the best of all of the paradigms. By focusing on win-win rather than just hoping for a win for yourself, you are seeking benefits for everyone, not just yourself. When looking for a solution to a problem, looking for the win-win solution is always your best option, that way, every part will be satisfied and happy with the outcome.
Interpersonal leadership Covey explains that interpersonal leadership requires the fundamental habit of thinking win-win. By focusing on mutual benefits, you need to be well practiced at considering others. Covey explains that you also need to be courageous and speak up, because a lot of the time you will find yourself dealing with someone who is more aligned with the win-loss habit.
In these situations, you have to push your win-win attitude and it may not be easy. It comes from a character of integrity, maturity, and the Abundance Mentality. Win-win grows out of high-trust relationships.
It is embodied in agreements that effectively clarify and manage expectations as well as accomplishments. But we often fail to take the time to diagnose, to really, deeply understand the problem first. This principle is the key to effective interpersonal communication. Hearing with empathy is a very powerful tool that gives you the exact information to work with. Instead of filtering out what the person is talking about the filter with which you see the world or listening , you have to understand how the other person sees you.
After the physical need to survive, the most important need of a person is to be understood and appreciated. It takes time and effort to master this skill at first, but the rewards are great. If you learn to listen in a truly active and empathetic way, you will notice that many people are quite willing to open up and consider your opinions and advice. To try and see if we can find common ground. And maybe even to create something new and unique.
Synergy means that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. The habit of synergizing then involves creative cooperation and teamwork: people with a win-win mentality who listen with empathy can take advantage of their differences to generate options that did not exist before.
Gathering several different perspectives, in the spirit of mutual respect, results in synergy. When you have two entirely different points of view, you can look for a 3rd one.
This alternative represents the synergy of those two ideas. And it is also vital to focus on teamwork to achieve better results than if the task would have been done by a single individual. Participants feel free to look for the best possible alternative and often get different and better proposals than the original ones. Synergy makes you assimilate new points of view and achieve positive results by working together.
But synergy is not necessarily making everyone agree. It is to extract the best of each, never confusing uniformity with unity. The goal is not that everyone agrees and comes up with a uniform solution, but rather come up with a unique solution that combines the best of the parts.
However, people are often very busy producing sawing the wood to pay attention to the maintenance of their means of production sharpening the saw. That causes them to see themselves producing little because they have a dull saw without. So is it with your habits. If your habit is not sharp, your production falls. That is because often maintenance does not bring large immediate gains, but it is essential if you want to continue sawing and even more if you want to preserve your saw.
Sharpening the saw implies the invention of a balanced, systemic program for self-renewal in four key areas. By eating correctly and exercising 30 minutes a day, you will be able to improve your strength and stamina.
If you do not, your body will weaken. If you do not, your spirit will be insensitive. Start with one end in mind and work on priorities first. If you work on the four dimensions in balance, at least an hour a day, every day, you will make habits a fundamental part of your life.
Effectiveness vs. Passivity- Be Proactive 2. Reach your goals effectively- Begin with the End in Mind 3. Passivity- Be Proactive. The leaders notice the inner strength that dwells within them, that strength is combined with freedom. For a person to define itself as free of mind, first that individual must be able to cope with different situations and be prepared to face the consequences of personal choices.
Not even leaders have the power to influence the surroundings, but they are more than capable of making the best out of them. A Large portion of the population spends a lifetime meaninglessly without having any long-term ideas, and if they have some, quite often these ideas are proven to be meaningless, unrealistic or even harmful.
For example, You probably have a celebrity that you admire and love secretly or publicly with all your heart. Effectiveness is not just reaching a goal is much more than that; efficiency is achieving a goal without having to pay a big price for it.
But what stands behind all that habits? Can The seven habit work on their own?
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We are always busy clearing the underbrush without realizing that we are in the wrong forest.
The 1st generation is the recognition of the tasks that require our time and energy. It means that in everything we do, we should start with a clear picture of our future or the end goal of our lives. This chapter focuses on developing leadership abilities and explaining the difference between management and leadership. A Large portion of the population spends a lifetime meaninglessly without having any long-term ideas, and if they have some, quite often these ideas are proven to be meaningless, unrealistic or even harmful.
Especially in business meetings, try to understand what your partners need. Attentive listening entails the following: Evaluating: judge and then agree or disagree Probing: ask question from own frame of reference Advising: advising based on own frame of reference Interpreting: interpreting his action and feelings based on own frame of reference Empathic Listening Empathic listening removes your own frame of reference as much as possible. A51 [2. Make decisions and actions always based on your values and not just based on the conditions in the circumstances in which you are at the moment.