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1 Based on the work of Stephen Covey:
The seven habits of highly effective people and The 8th habit This presentation is to : 1. Give you some insight on the conference I attended 2. Share practical ideas with you AND 3. A little Inspiration


3 Basic Principles Important to be effective; effectiveness can be learnt Focus on developing character, not personality. Habits shape us, so adopt productive habits. Build trust in relationships. Balance the different roles. Allot time to attend fairly to the various responsibilities and relationships. Think positive and show empathy Rejuvenate yourself The difference between character and personality: 1. Character What a person is really like. Their values and level of integrity...when no one's looking. One's moral compass. "...judged not by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character." –Martin Luther king" 2. personality Your spirit. The real you that you can't see in the mirror. How you feel. How you think. How you act. The worst personality of those I have come across are those who are aloof and dull with a capital-D. They don’t seem to have any sense of humour, or any interest in conversing with people, don't know how to sound like a person of reasonable intelligence and are a person of very few words and thought. Allot Correct definition = distribute: administer or bestow, as in small portions. A word improperly used by many. As no one wants to recognize that "alot" is a valid word (see David Horvitz definition in Urban Dictionary), most spell-checkers propose to change "alot" to "allot". Unknowingly users just accept the choice. Next time your spell checker tells you "alot" is not correct, please "add" it to your dictionary. Rejuvenate; recuperate To regain energy or motivation.

4 Basic Principles Certain basic principles and values make people more effective. They are fairness, equity, integrity, honesty, human dignity and worth, excellence, a spirit of service, patience, perseverance, caring, courage, encouragement and positive thinking. The person whose character grows from these classic principles is a true leader who can inspire and help others. Character is habit. Allow your habits to be a new trend that will last.

5 The Eight Habits of highly effective people
1. They take initiative. (“Be Proactive”) 2. They focus on goals. (“Begin with the End in Mind”) 3. They set priorities. (“Put First Things First”) 4. They only win when others win. (“Think Win/Win”) 5. They communicate. (“Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood”) 6. They cooperate. (“Synergize”) 7. They reflect on and repair their deficiencies (“Sharpen the Saw”) 8. They find their voice and help others find theirs. (We can all have a voice) Be Solutions driven Self Development (go for the training that will enhance your skills) Time and Priority Management (contribute your thinking, Focus on what matters & make time to think and reflect) Create Win-Win solutions Communication skills – Speak with your mind… and heart Take initiative –(Synergize ) Stay ahead of the pack Cooperate with one another synergize with fellow teammates Let us combine our forces for greater productivity and mutual understanding and in doing that we will gain a better and ultimately greater CNS.

6 Character vs. Personality
Much of the business success literature of recent decades has focused on developing a good personality. Developing a sound character is more important. Character lays the basic foundation. Personality can emerge naturally when character is rooted in and formed by principles. Forceful display of a personality that is inconsistent with our character is like wearing a mask. It is deceptive, manipulative and ultimately destructive! “Be the change you want to see around you” Be the change you want to see around you – Be faithful in the little things, listen to others and make your words matter. Remember that A person that loses their temper loses the argument.

7 Be Spiritually, Mentally and Physically Fit
Food for thought If you always do what you have always done, you will always get the same old results. If you don’t develop your own brand, other people will brand you. You should take control of who you are. Stand up for what is important to you and stand out in a crowd. Develop your personal brand in order to improve your confidence. “make your mark”

8 Thank you

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