Becoming Highly Effective People
Leaders are made and leadership skills can be learned. That is the premise of the 1989, Stephen Covey book entitled ” The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. It became prominent and continued to inspire business leaders from all over the world. This self-help book presents a realistic approach to being effective in setting goals. In this book, Covey discussed the concept of “paradigm shift.” Hence it gave the readers a better understanding. Each person may see the same things and yet have different perspectives of the things that they are presented.
Covey also introduced stages of a person’s maturity. Dependence, independence and interdependence. To become a good leader, we all start from “I”. We are dependent to others for our sustenance and nurture. Due to maturity; we become concern for the needs of others and develop to a thinking that “will be beneficial for all.” As a result, we accept the fact that we live in an interdependent world. Furthermore, interdependence is vital to become good leaders and good team players. As “we” are able to combine talents, “we” can cooperate and become stronger.
Here are key points from the 7 Highly Effective Habits which we can learn from:
- Be proactive
- Always Begin with the End in Mind
- Know how to put first things first
- Think win-win
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood
- Sharpen the Saw
Make the Most of Today
Hence, let us continue to learn and become better leaders. Let us continue to create a community of leaders and share stories, insights and experiences. Continuing to learn from each other and leap forward. leapmanagedit.com