Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

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Welcome to the conclusion of the science (or not) in the 7 habits of highly effective people. Habit 7 involves sharpening the saw.  In this case, the saw is you.  You will only effectively cut that metaphorical tree if you are sharp as … well ... a saw. Covey's opening parable drives this home.  We … Continue reading Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Habit 5: Seek first to understand

“We’re filled with our own rightness, our own autobiography” Covey Welcome to part 5 of 7 looking at the science (or not) of Stephen Coveys ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. Those that joined me in Habit 4 will know I am starting to despair about the apparent mismatch (or lack of dialogue at least) … Continue reading Habit 5: Seek first to understand

Habit 4: Think Win/Win

“You cannot hold people responsible for results if you supervise their methods”  Stephen Covey This is part 4 of 7 looking at the science, or not, of Stephen Coveys '7 Habits of Highly Effective People'. I was walking through the mall today with Ms12, when she yelled out “Mum! Look at those backpacks they come … Continue reading Habit 4: Think Win/Win

Habit 3: Put first things first

This post discusses Habit 3: Put first things first, it is part of a larger series looking at the science (or not) of Stephen Coveys' 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The science that seems most important here in terms of supporting Coveys' ideas is the goal hierarchy work discussed in Habit 2: Begin with … Continue reading Habit 3: Put first things first

Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind

Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do With your one wild and precious life? ‘Begin within the end in mind’ is a neat phrase that gets at the heart of goal setting.  It is also the subject of this blog, which is part of a … Continue reading Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind