7 Habits Analysis

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey introduces a set of principles for individuals to live purposeful in his or her personal and professional life. This paper will highlight my results of the Seven Habits Profile; provide an analysis of my personal leadership strengths and weaknesses using situational leadership theory, provide recommendations, SMART goals, and specific actions.
Reflection: Seven Habits Profile
Emotional Bank Account According to Dr. Stephen Covey (n.d.), we maintain ‘emotional’ bank accounts with individuals we have a relationship with, and like traditional bank accounts, we make deposits and withdrawals. As these deposits grow, so will our relationships continue to develop. However, bitterness and discord
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For example, I have blocked off two hours a day to relax and renew daily.
Personal Leadership Strengths
I believe that different situations require diverse styles of leadership which is why I identify with the situational leadership theory. This approach, developed by Hersey and Blanchard in 1969, is based on based on Reddin’s 3-D management style theory. Situational leadership theory proposes that leaders match their management style to the development level of subordinates (Hersey, Blanchard, and Johnson, 2007). In this section, I will highlight three personal leadership strengths: flexibility, coaching, and humility.
There are no good or bad styles according to situational leadership theory, only those that are deemed appropriate for a particular circumstance (Hersey, Blanchard, and Johnson, 2007).
Therefore, my ability to be flexible aligns with situational leadership. I work in publishing, and industry that is always evolving, so to be an effective leader, I have to change and adapt
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While I am concerned for my employees, I tend to have little patience for excuses, which most likely came out of being raised by a father who was in the Marines. I agree with Covey’s (n.d.) statement, “It is important to admit immediately and correct our mistakes so that they have no power over that next moment, and we are empowered again.” Instead of excuses for behavior, I fully expect my associates to acknowledge, fix their mistakes, and work through any personal problems they are experiencing. However, I have not considered cultural and personality differences that can also be a hindrance when it comes to performing tasks. An effective leader has to place others before him or herself, be understanding and show concern for subordinates. Situational leaders seek to build an environment based on trust, which will allow employees to flourish and to reach their full

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