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August 8, 2023

"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" in a nutshell

"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" is a self-help book by Stephen Covey that outlines seven principles for personal and interpersonal effectiveness. The seven habits are:

  1. Be Proactive: take initiative and responsibility for your life and decisions.
  2. Begin with the End in Mind: set clear goals and plan your steps toward them.
  3. Put First Things First: prioritize important tasks and manage your time effectively.
  4. Think Win-Win: adopt a cooperative mindset and strive for mutually beneficial outcomes.
  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood: listen actively and empathize with others to improve communication.
  6. Synergize: work effectively with others towards a common goal.
  7. Sharpen the Saw: take care of your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

The book emphasizes the importance of personal responsibility, proactive thinking, and effective communication in achieving success and happiness.

While all important, some are easier and faster to act on:

  • Setting clear goals will help you focus and will save you time
  • Priority is key - if all is a priority then none is.
  • Speak less and listen 🙂

The above are easy steps you should start focusing on today!

These simple yet profound habits will help you focus and what really matters, and remove the noise that misalignment generates.

As the author says:

If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control - myself.

Jigso can help you be more proactive, prioritize important tasks and help bring synergy to your team. Reach out to learn how!

Shai Ritblatt