Stephen R. Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, continues to be a bestseller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology and focuses on timeless principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Following are the 7 Habits of mind:
Habit 1 – Be proactive
Focus and act on what you can control and influence instead of what you can’t.
Habit 2 – Begin with the end in mind
Define clear measures of success and a plan to achieve them.
Habit 3 – Put first things first
Prioritize and achieve your most important goals instead of constantly reacting to urgencies
Habit 4 – Think win-win
Collaborate more effectively by building high trust relationships
Habit 5 – Seek first to understand, then to be understood
Influence others be developing a deep understanding of their needs and perspectives
Habit 6 – Synergize
Develop innovative solutions that leverage differences and satisfy all key stakeholders
Habit 7 – Sharpen the saw
Increase motivation, energy and work/life balance by making time for renewing activities
A special assembly was organized at Akal Academy, a Cambridge International School at Baru Sahib on the 10th of March to make the children familiarize with the 7 Habits of successful people. Various items were presented in the respective assemblies by Grade VI to XII boys and girls.