Effectiveness 7 Habits By Vasant Sarolkar Inspiration from Ashit Sinha
What Do You See Here ? The eye sees , but the mind evaluates
Trait - A distinguishing feature of Quality, Characteristic • Effective - Producing intended or expected result, Capable, Competent • Habit - A disposition or tendency constantly shown, to act in a certain way
Efficiency - Doing Things Right • Effectiveness - Doing Right Things • Quality=Efficiency+effectiveness
We Are What We Repeatedly Do EXCELLENCE,THEN,IS NOT AN ACT BUT A HABIT Says Aristotle
This Maxim Reflects • Sow a thought - reap an ACTION • Sow an action - reap a HABIT • Sow a habit - reap a CHARACTER • Sow a character- reap a DESTINY
7 Habits of Highly Effective People A HABIT is the intersection of KNOWLEDGE ( What to do) SKILL ( How to do) MOTIVATION ( Want to do) By working on knowledge, skill and motivation we can break through to new levels of personal and interpersonal effectiveness.
Effective Habits KNOWLEDGE (What &Why to do) Effectiveness is neither an ability nor a talent. It is a habit, a practice, a self-discipline that must be learnt. Says Peter Drucker HABIT SKILLS (How to do) DESIRE ( Want to do)
1.Be Proactive 2. Begin With The End In Mind 3. Put First Things First 4.Think Win / Win 5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood 6. Synergize SEVEN HABITS 7.Sharpen The Saw
Seven habits provide a sequential,highly integrated approach to the development of the effectiveness.Habit 1 : Be ProactiveReactive people are driven by their feelings,by circumstances,by their environment.Proactive people are driven by values & don’t wait for things to happen as they initiate actions very early.
HABIT-- ONE • BE PROACTIVEBetween stimulus and response in human beings lies the power to choose. Productivity, then, means that we are solely responsible for what happens in our lives. No fair blaming anyone or anything else.
Proactive Focus Circle of Concern Circle of Influence
Proactive People • Proactive people focus on the things they can do something about. Energy is positive, enlarging and magnifying. • This empowers their circle of concern.- the force within self.
The habit of proactive (personal Vision) means taking responsibility for attitudes & actions.(response/Ability) • Proactive people develop the ability to choose their response,making them more a product of their values & decisions rather than their moods & conditions.
HABIT-- TWO • BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND. Imagine your funeral and listen to what you would like the eulogists to say about you. This should reveal exactly what matters most to you in your life. Use this frame of reference to make all your day-to-day decisions so that you are working toward your most meaningful life goals.
Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind • The habit of personal leadership means to begin each day with a clear understanding of your desired direction & destination. • Effective people realise that things are created mentally before they are created physically. They write a mission statement or a purpose statement & use it as a frame of reference for making decisions.
Our ‘Natural’ Roles Grow Out of Our Mission Our roles are like the branches of a living tree. They grow naturally out of a common trunk - our mission, the unique fulfillment of our needs and capacities - and common roots - the principles that give sustenance and life. ROLES MISSION PRICIPLES
Principle Centered Person Family Money Spouse Work Self PRINCIPLES Possessions Religion Pleasures Enemy Friend
HABIT--THREE • PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST. To manage our lives effectively, we must keep our mission in mind, understand what's important as well as urgent, and maintain a balance between what we produce each day and our ability to produce in the future. Think of the former as putting out fires and the latter as personal development.
GAME* Value of Time • Let us play a 9 minute Game. • Kindly stand up. • Close your eyes when asked. • Concentrate and think for 3 minutes,about what is Essential and Non-essential in your personal & professional life. • Assess your 3 minutes and sit down as silently & quietly as possible without disturbing your neighbor . • For next 6 minutes write down what you think is essential and non-essential in life - as silently and quietly as possible.
What will you do if you have R S 86,400 • For • *WEALTH….? *HEALTH…..?? *SUCCESS….??? *HAPPINESS.????
TIME MANAGEMENT ! WHY? • Everybody has to manage their time at home or at work.It makes the working day more productive and leisure time more fulfilling. • How you currently manage your time,deal with paperwork,communicate in a time-efficient way and help others manage their time ,decides your efficiency.
Matter of Choice and Choice That Matters --Have you ever felt this way? • I need more time ! • There is too much to do. I want to enjoy more. • I never have time for myself. • My friends & family want more of me-but how do I manage that ? • I face several crises because I procrastinate,… but I procrastinate because I am always in Crisis. • Balance between personal life & work is lost- • There is too much of stress… What do I choose ? PICK ESSENTIALS - CUT NON ESSENTIALS
Our Relationship With Time • “ Wisdom of life is the elimination of all Non- essentials” • Life is a simple duality, essentials and nonessentials.Things to do, and things not to do. • Key is to understand our temperament and making a choice.
Remember clock, but do not forget compass • We can choose our action but not its consequences. • In a principle-centered approach traditional time management principle of faster, harder, smarter work transcends…and instead of CLOCK it provides you with a COMPASS. • More important than how fast you are going, is where you are headed. 24 hours-in right direction.
Techniques for time Management Work Smart , Not Just Hard • Plan- The more time we spend planning a project, the less Total time is needed for it. Deal with opportunities rather than problems. • Concentrate - Do not try to do too many things at once • Take breaks- Switch for a few minutes from mental task to something physical- light exercise, walk or a shift in position. • Avoid clutter- Make generous use of waste paper basket. • Don’t be perfectionist- Strive for excellence and not for perfection. • Learn to say NO- Decline tactfully but firmly. • Don’t procrastinate- Analyze risks & rewards