Tag: 7 Habits

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Sharpen the Saw

“Sharpen the Saw” is the seventh of Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It means that you should take the time to rest, relax, and unwind to be able to perform at your best.  For me, that’s difficult to do.

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Think Win-Win

Think Win-Win. This is the fourth habit of highly effective people, from Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

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5 Simple Tips – Put First Things First

“Put First Things First” is the third habit in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. What exactly does that mean?

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Begin with the End in Mind

The second of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective people is to begin with the end in mind.

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The First Habit of Highly Effective People – Be Proactive

The first habit of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is to be proactive.  What exactly does being proactive mean?  What are the implications of being proactive?

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7 Habits

One of my favorite books of all time is “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey. I find myself referring back to the book time after time. The lessons that it teaches, and the habits that it describes are effective both in the business world, as well as in my personal life.

5 Things Successful People Do

I’ve been looking at my life over the last year or so, and thinking about what specifically sets successful people apart from others.  My life has changed dramatically in the last 5 years, and it accelerated dramatically about a 15 months or so ago when I changed careers.  I started wondering, what do successful people…
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7 Easy Steps to Sink Your Job

As a manager, leader, and company owner, it is always interesting to me to see people’s behaviors.  You’d think that if they’re being paid well for a position, that they’d be on their best behavior, especially in front of the boss.  Surprisingly, that isn’t always the case. Easy Steps to Sink Your Job Bring your…
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Take Time To Enjoy the Snow

      I’m pretty sure that by now, most people have heard that the south is snowed in, and have been having a field day with the cars stuck on the roads, and the pictures that went viral on the internet.  I posted one of them above.  The roads are a mess, and let’s…
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5 Reasons Revenge Doesn’t Work

I work with a lot of different types of personalities, and one of the ones that really is interesting to me are people who want to make someone else “pay”.  Whether it’s for revenge, to right a “wrong” or some other reason, there are no end of reasons for it.  I’m sure that there are…
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