Convey 7 Habits

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The 7 habits of highly effective people written by Stephen R. Covey focuses on changing ones self to a more successful person when it comes to relationships. Convey himself recounts times where he used certain habits to gain something. Throughout the book 7 habits are discussed and each of these habits reveal a deeper truth to an everyday life. The first habit discussed is “Be proactive”. In this section Convey tells the story of a man named Victor Frankl, he was a psychiatrist, a jew, and one of the many being held in concentration camps by the Nazis. When he gained his freedom he became a teacher and projected to his students the lessons he learned while he was being held and abused in the concentration camps. According to Frankl, he discovered …show more content…
The second habit discussed is, “Begin with the end in mind”. This section focuses on knowing where one is heading to have a better understanding of where they stand and what to do to reach that certain goal. According to Convey, “It’s incredibly easy to get …show more content…
Essentially what Stephen means is that one needs to keep an eye on the goal they want to achieve because in the midst of it all one can easily get lost and work towards nothing. In this section Convey also discusses the differences between leadership and management. He explains how the managers are similar to supervisors where they just stay behind the scenes while leaders are those who stay on the front lines and survey the problem. Convey states, “We are more in need of a vision or destination and a compass and less in need of a road map” (pg.110). Subsequently, leaders are those who have a clear view of the future ahead instead of going in circles. Furthermore, Convey includes how one can identify where they stand or more specifically, their center. He explains how we must center around correct principles because it builds a steady foundation for future factors. According to Convey, “principles are deep, fundamental truths, classic truths, generic common denominators. They are tightly interwoven threads running with

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