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  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®

    Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®

    Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw is about taking time for self-renewal. It makes all of the other Habits possible. When you sharpen the saw, you preserve and enhance the greatest asset you have - yourself.

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  • Habit 6: Synergize®

    Habit 6: Synergize®

    Habit 6: Synergize is the highest activity in all life - the true test and manifestation of all the other habits combined. Synergy catalyzes, unifies, and unleashes the greatest powers within people.

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  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood®

    Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood®

    Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood involves a deep shift in paradigm. We typically seek first to be understood. Instead, most people listen to reply.

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  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win®

    Habit 4: Think Win-Win®

    Habit 4: Think Win-Win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. It's not your way or my way, it's a better way, a higher way.

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  • Habit 3: Put First Things First®

    Habit 3: Put First Things First®

    Habit 3: Put First Things First is the exercise of independent will toward becoming principle-centered. Habit 3 is the practical fulfillment of Habits 1 and 2.

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  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind®

    Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind®

    Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination and where you are now so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.

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  • Habit 1: Be Proactive®

    Habit 1: Be Proactive®

    Habit 1: Be Proactive means more than taking initiative. It means we are responsible for our own lives. Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions.

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  • Make High-Value Decisions

    Make High-Value Decisions

    Do you dedicate your time to the activities that will yield the most impactful results on the organization and your team’s mission?

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  • Celebrate Wins

    Celebrate Wins

    Do you spend as much time celebrating the achievement of goals as you do setting them?

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  • Show Loyalty

    Show Loyalty

    When was the last time you gossiped or disparaged someone behind their back?

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  • Talk Straight

    Talk Straight

    When was the last time you technically told the truth, but left a misleading impression?

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  • Lead Difficult Conversations

    Lead Difficult Conversations

    Have you avoided a difficult conversation and inadvertently caused the situation to worsen?

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  • Check Your Paradigms

    Check Your Paradigms

    Our paradigms are perhaps the most powerful tools we have in how we interact with others.

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  • Listen First

    Listen First

    Listening often requires a generous gift of time and attention to forget about your own needs and focus intently on someone else’s.

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  • Listen to Understand

    Listen to Understand

    Are you listening to understand? Listen to the other person to fully understand their point of view. Step our of your story and into learner mode to enhance your understanding.

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  • Reinforce What's Important

    Reinforce What's Important

    Positive feedback is an important way to reinforce great work and build a culture where people feel respected and appreciated. Whereas Instructive feedback is essential for helping improve performance

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  • Build Other Leaders

    Build Other Leaders

    How do you build other leaders? Use this coaching framework to help team members address performance issues, solve problems, and develop career opportunities.

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  • Build Your Capabilities

    Build Your Capabilities

    Capable people and organizations inspire confidence. Capability is your capacity to achieve results and includes your talents, attitudes, skills, knowledge, and style.

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  • Improve Your Intent

    Improve Your Intent

    Intent is your fundamental motive or agenda and the behavior that follows. It can be broken down and examined in these categories.

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  • Increase Your Integrity

    Increase Your Integrity

    Integrity is deep honesty and truthfulness. It is who you really are. To have high integrity, you need to have congruence, humility, and courage.

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