Important professional development question I pose to you today:
When was the last time you read Stephen R. Covey’s book: “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”? If you are like me it has been far too long – yikes! Some of you may not heard of this book because it is an oldie, but it sure is a goodie 🙂
Perhaps you have heard the phrase, “sharpen the saw”. I wouldn’t be surprised that you have, as it is one of the habits. Some of the other habits have become buzz phrases over the years as well…
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
- Be Proactive
- Begin with the End in Mind
- Put First Things First
- Think Win/Win
- Speak First to Understand…Then to be Understood
- Sharpen the Saw
This book was written in 1989 and it is a classic. It was cutting edge in its day and it still is today, as very few organizations are capable of succeeding in consistently applying these 7 Habits. Its a shame that such phenomenal insights has been covered up by more sophisticated concepts.
If you are a person who is interested in becoming more effective either in your personal or professional life, I encourage you to read this book. It will provide you with a better understanding as to what makes you tick and how that affects all your choices and activities. There are plenty of tools to assist you with practical and tactical application of these basic understandings of how to be effective. Oh, it just dawned me that this may have become “lost” because it is so much a base line expectation for professionals these days … hmmm, that’s really awesome to consider! Thus, it may be more important for your professional develop to review of introduce yourself to this material 🙂
I encourage you to read this one and allow it to impact your business year of 2012. You will be amazed at how effective you will be and the benefit your business will receive with your consistent application of Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Let me know in the comment section which one of these habits is the one you could utilize the most.
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Blessings of Success to YOU ~
The Business Rescue Coach, Maggie Mongan
Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.