7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen Covey’s best-selling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has been influential in the shaping of iLEAD’s approach to lifelong learning. Regular implementation of these habits is encouraged to support positive interactions with oneself and others.



Habit 1: Be Proactive

Take responsibility by focusing your time and energy on things you can control instead of reacting to or worrying about conditions over which you have little or no control.

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind

Begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing proactive muscles to make things happen.

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Define your purpose, values, roles, and priorities.

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Seek mutual benefit in all interactions, agreements, and solutions.

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood

Actively listen with the intent to understand another’s perspective.

Habit 6: Synergize

Promote cooperation, teamwork, open-mindedness, and the adventure of finding new solutions to old problems. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Take the necessary time to renew yourself. To “sharpen the saw” means to have a balanced program for self-renewal in the four areas of life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual.

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