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The Little Book of Big Management Theories, 2nd Edition by Dr. Bob Bates, Dr. James McGrath

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THEORY 6

COVEY’S SEVEN HABITS™ OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

Use to identify a strategy for reaching your own aims and objectives and a philosophy for how you treat people along the way.

Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits™ model can be split into personal and interpersonal habits.

PERSONAL HABITS – WORKING ON YOURSELF – ARE:

Be proactive: Managers should aim to shape the events and environment in which they work and not just sit back and wait for things to happen.

Start with the end in mind: Managers should identify what they want to achieve. Once identified, they must avoid distractions and constantly work on activities that take them towards their goals.

Put first things first: Managers should prioritise those activities that will help them ...

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