Stephen Covey is a man who has had a tremendous impact in my life even though we have never met. He has influenced people who have read his bestselling book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I read Covey’s 7 Habits for the first time while I was a 3rd Shift Supervisor and have re-read it several times. Focusing on these habits has helped me personally and professionally and they and they can help you. While I have not perfected any of these habits, the added effort and focus in those areas have helped me to close the gap between my skills at that time and my full potential moving forward.
The 7 Habits are broken down in 3 groups:
Habit 1: Be Proactive-Principles of Personal Vision
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind-Principles of Personal Leadership
Habit 3: Put the First Things First-Principles of Personal Management
Habit 4: Think Win/Win-Principles of Interpersonal Leadership
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood-Principles of Emphatic Communication
Habit 6: Synergize-Principles of Creative Cooperation
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw-Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal
This series will look at each of the 7 habits and discuss what each of these look like in a Food Processing plant. Stay tuned. These are timeless principles that will help you to achieve your potential as a leader.