7 Powerful Habits for Leaders
This is a summary of the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Your life is a product of your decisions, take responsibility, you have the freedom to choose your own fate/path, opposite is reactive.
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Mental image of where you want to end up, purpose, vision and mission
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Prioritise based on your vision, mission and purpose in habit 2. Opposite is to put second, third or fourth things first
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Think of mutual benefit. It come from the principle of abundance - there is plenty out there and spare, so don't be threatened by the strength of other people and share your knowledge freely.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Understand first before acting or judging.
Habit 6: Synergise
Creative cooperation. The key principle behind this is that 1+1 > 2. Also, valuing and celebrating differences.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Renews each of the other six habits. It covers all four areas - physical, spiritual, mental and social emotional.