Seven Habits For Highly Effective People

Course duration: 14 hours (2 Days)
Facilitator/Instructor: Sarah Hood
Audience: Staff, Aspiring/New Supervisors, Supervisors, Managers
Program: Managing For Results (M4R) Certificate
Course description

No matter what stage you are in your career, aspiring to leadership roles or already navigating management pathways this course will provide you will 7 essential habits essential to your success.


The First Three Habits surround moving from dependence to independence (i.e., self-mastery):

1. Be Proactive - roles and relationships in life.

2. Begin with the End in Mind - envision what you want in the future so that you know concretely what to make a reality.

3. Put First Things First - One must manage his own person.


The next three habits talk about Interdependence (e.g. working 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 his way.

5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood - Use empathic listening to be genuinely influenced by a person, which compels them to reciprocate the listening and take an open mind to being influenced by you. This creates an atmosphere of caring, and positive problem solving.

6. Synergize - Combine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, so as to achieve goals that no one could have done alone.

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. It primarily emphasizes exercise for physical renewal, prayer (meditation, yoga, etc.) and good reading for mental renewal. It also mentions service to society for spiritual renewal.


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.