Thursday, July 03, 2008

7 Rules for High Effectiveness

Name: 7 Rules for High Effectiveness
Type: Rules
Status: final
Version: 2008-07-03

Gist: Effective problem solvers develop a mind set of effectiveness. Here are the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, from Stephen R. Covey, Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1989

R1: Be Proactive - take the initiative
R2: Visualize the end from the start - know where you're going ' it is better to do this quantitativly
Note: A good technique for doing R2 and R3 is the Kepner-Tregoe-Method, which is quite well described here. Better, still, is using Impact Estimation Tables (because of their much better handling ob quantitative information.)
R3: List priorities ' it is better, still, to do this quantitativly
R4: Think WIN/WIN
R5: Understand - listen, listen, listen / learn, learn, learn
R6 Synergize - make the whole more than the sum of the parts
R7: Seek Personal Renewal in various areas:
- Physical: exercise, nutrition, stress management
- Mental: reading. Thinking
- Spiritual: value clarification, meditation
- Social/Emotional: empathy, self-esteem

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