The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People By Stephen R. Covey

1661 Words Aug 25th, 2016 7 Pages
In nursing, a leader 's role involves leading and influencing shared values, visions and expectations to enhance their organization 's goals (Giltinane, 2013). Leaders can enhance effective performance from others but they can also allow a person to grow, change and become successful in any responsibility. In order to grasp a better understanding of leadership, I will be examining some habits from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. I will be discussing how some of these habits can be applied into the nursing practice, how I will apply the habits in nursing and my personal growths in regards to the seven habits.
Major Concepts of the Seven Habits In The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey provides an integrated approach to the development of personal and interpersonal effectiveness (Covey, 1989). Whether it is at work or home, Covey proposes seven habits to allow anyone to achieve success. The seven habits include habit one: be proactive, habit two: begin with the end in mind, habit three: put first things first, habit four: think win-win, habit five: seek first to understand, then to be understood, habit six: synergize and habit seven: sharpen the saw. Of the seven habits, I believe habit one, habit three, and habit four are important principles to follow in order to be successful as a person and in leadership. Habit one state to be proactive, in which a person must recognize that they have a "response-ability," the ability to…

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