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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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  • Deliver Results

    Deliver Results

    Are you and your team delivering activities instead of results? Are the results the right ones?

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  • Ensure Your Systems Support Your Mission

    Ensure Your Systems Support Your Mission

    Effective leaders create systems that make it easier to achieve results. When was the last time you did a “systems check”?

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  • Align Actions with the Wildly Important Goals

    Align Actions with the Wildly Important Goals

    Are the efforts of your team members moving your goals forward? How can you make it easier for them to do so?

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  • Make It Safe to Tell the Truth

    Make It Safe to Tell the Truth

    Are your people as forthcoming with bad news and negative feedback as they are with good news and positive feedback?

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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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  • Balance Courage and Consideration

    Balance Courage and Consideration

    Do your wins come at the expense of others? Or do you allow others to win at your expense?

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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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  • Make Time for Relationships

    Make Time for Relationships

    Do you practice the principle that, with people, slow is fast and fast is slow?

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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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