Habit 3: Put First Things First

Habit 3: Put First Things First

“Put First Things First”, talks about the difference between leadership and management. Ths habit distinguishes between what is important and what is urgent. Priority should be given in the following order:

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Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

“Sharpen the Saw” is about continuous improvement in the personal and interpersonal spheres of influence.

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Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

“Begin with the End in Mind” is about envisioning what you want in the future so you can work and plan towards it.

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Habit 4: Think Win/Win

"Think Win/Win” is about a “win” for all is ultimately a better long-term resolution than if only one person in the situation had gotten their way.

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Habit 1: Be Proactive

“Be Proactive” is about taking responsibility for your reaction to your experiences, and to taking the initiative to respond positively to improve the situation.

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Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

“Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood” is about using empathetic listening to genuinely understand a person. This, in turn, compels them to reciprocate and take an open mind to be influenced by you.

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Habit 6: Synergize

“Synergize!” is about combining the strengths of people through positive teamwork, to achieve goals that no one could have done alone.

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Reactive people believe the world is happening to them. They focus on things that are in their circle of concern, but not in their circle of influence.

Proactive people recognize that they are able to choose how they will respond to a given situation. They focus on the things they can do something about. 

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The Eighth Qualitative Habit

It's related to your ability to act instead of reacting when things don’t go your way.

Your reactivity impacts your attitude, performance, effectiveness and how others perceive you.

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Time management matrix

At the beginning of every week, write a two-by-two matrix on a blank sheet of paper.

One side of the matrix says "urgent" and "not urgent".  The other side of the matrix says "important" and "not important." 

Then, write all the things you want to do that week.

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