The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People / Teams & Leaders
Stephen Covey’s best selling and award-winning book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is STILL the “Go To” book for all those people who are committed to Continuous Personal Development. This workshop refreshes the 7 Habits and applies them to the roles of Individuals, Teams or Leaders who want to use proven concepts to shift their paradigm of life and work.
The first three habits surround moving from dependence to independence and self-mastery
1. Be PRO-Active
Take responsibility for your reaction to your experiences, take the initiative to respond positively and improve the situation. Recognise your Circle of Influence and Circle of Concern. Focus your responses and initiates on the centre of your influence and constantly work to expand it. Don’t sit and wait in a reactive mode, waiting for problems to happen (Circle of Concern) before taking action
2. Begin with the end in mind
Envision what you want to achieve in the future so you can work and plan towards it. Understand how people make decisions in their life. To be effective you need to act based on principles and constantly review your mission statements. Are you – right now – who you want to be? What do I have to say about myself? How do you want to be remembered?
3. Put First things First
Matrix of importance vs urgency that Stephen Covey and Dwight Eisenhower used in deciding where to invest their efforts. Categorising our tasks into what is important and what is urgent. Learning the art of prioritisation and over-coming all those “time-stealers” which distract us from achieving our Goals.
The next three habits talk about Interdependence and how we work with others
4. Think Win-Win
Genuine feelings for mutually beneficial solutions or agreements in your relationships. Value and respect people by understanding a “win” for all is ultimately a better long-term resolution than if only one person in the situation had gotten their way. Think Win-Win isn’t about being nice, nor is it a quick-fix technique. It is a character-based code for human interaction and collaboration.
5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
Use empathetic listening skills to genuinely understand a person, which compels them to reciprocate the listening and take an open mind to be influenced by you. This creates an atmosphere of caring, and positive problem-solving. Applying the skills of inter and intra personal skills of Emotional Intelligence.
Combine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, so as to achieve goals that no one could have done alone.
Continuous Improvement Culture
The final habit is that of continuous improvement in both the personal and interpersonal spheres of influence.
7. Sharpen the Saw
Balance and renew your resources, energy and health to create a sustainable, long-term, effective lifestyle, optimising wellbeing and building stress resilience.
The application of neuro-science enables us to manage our behaviours and attitudes and in turn we can learn how to manage how to optimise our Heart-Brain Coherence.
In essence, one is always attempting to integrate and master the principles outlined in The 7 Habits at progressively higher levels at each iteration. Subsequent development on any habit will render a different experience and you will learn the principles with a deeper understanding.
They say that only 10% of a Conversation is based on VERBAL content…so that means…over 90% of every conversation we have is “non-verbal” – so how are we “tuning into” the 90% non-verbal to ensure that we absorb all 100% of the person’s conversation? The Japanese language uses a combination of graphics and images to fully communicate the complete meaning of the word. The image below is Japanese for “TO LISTEN”… it requires EARS, EYES, UNDIVIDED ATTENTION and HEART … this really is THE ART of COMMUNICATION…so let’s start engaging them ALL in our dialogues. Stephen Covey – author of best selling “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” said…. “Very few of us ever practice the highest form of listening… empathic listening…” Sharpen your communications with “SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN BE UNDERSTOOD”
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This 2-Day, CPD Accredited Workshop is £1,795 + VAT- for up to 12 delegates, in-house.
This is inclusive of preparation, materials, workbooks and trainers expenses
Hear what our Customers are saying about this workshop:
I just wanted to drop you a line regarding your delivery yesterday in Birmingham.
There are so many things which map directly to our company:
All of the 7 habits:
- Be proactive. Take charge and assume responsibility, live life above the line both personally and professionally
- Begin with an end in mind. Have a vision for what you are trying to achieve/the end goal and align your actions accordingly.
- Put first things first. Prioritise and don’t get distracted by urgent but unimportant tasks/Issue creep
- Think win-win. Build rapport and positive relationships to get the most out of a business relationship
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Active listening, take time to really listen to the other person and only then make recommendations or take actions. Listen to hear – and not ONLY thinking about what your next question is going to be
- Synergize. 1 plus 1 equals 3, work as a team to produce better results – think interviews, searches, projects, planning etc. etc.
- Sharpen the saw. Don’t work yourself to death, take time to recharge before setting off again. Clear mind, reflect, evaluate, and go again.
Just a quick note to say thanks for putting me forward to attend the 7 Habits training with Barry over the last 2 days. I have previously read the book, but attending an in-person course has really resonated with me 10x more.
I said to Barry at the end of today, but it has hands down been the best professional training that I have ever attended – and the significant points that I have taken away from the course are really applicable to me – not only in my professional life, but also in my personal! I am aware of the general 10:90 dialogue retention of information stat – but genuinely think I have retained / and will retain the majority of content that I have learnt over the last 2 days.
Thanks again – to you for facilitating the training budget and Barry for delivering the course; I know I speak for everyone over the last 2 days when I say we really got a lot of the sessions.
Most importantly for me EQ helps to establish a mindset and understanding as well as behaviours and attitudes.
Brilliant, engaging delivery, looking forward to the next one already!!!”