Monday, July 09, 2007

Manic Monday





Manic Monday word for the day?
Seven

today my thoughts went to the "7 habits of highly effective people" an excellent read by Stephen R. Covey. It's a keeper.










In short, here are the 7 habits:

1. Be proactive in life (not reactive)
2. Begin with the end in mind (set goals)
3. Put first things first (prioritize)
4. Think win/win (search out mutually beneficial solutions)
5.Seek first to understand, then be understood. (empathize)
6. Synergize (collaborate, value differences)
7. Sharpen the Saw (balance self-renewal)

he has another book (that I haven't read yet) called the 8th habit: from Effectiveness to Greatness. In this he lists the 6 "cancers" that inhibit peoples greatness.

They are:
Cynicism
Criticism
Comparing
Competing
Complaining
Contending

anyone read it?

be sure to check out the rest of the manic monday posts at Mo's place

Happy Manic Monday!


(ps. on 7/7/7 my friends Nancy and Mark got married. may they have 7x7 wonderful years)



















15 comments:

tegdirb92 said...

wow, I learned a lot from that post! Thanks for all of that information--have a great MM!

Jamie said...

excellent, useful information. I hope your friends have a long and happy union.

crazy working mom said...

Very useful information! I wish I could follow all seven. :)

Thanks for the visit. Have a great week.

rzdesign said...

White Sangria?

lisa said...

Hey tegdirb92, thanks, you too!

Hi Jamie, me too!

Hi CWM, I'll be back and you have a great week too.

R, yes but no. went with mojitos and one irons instead.

Mert said...

I have not read that book yet, but it does sound interesting.

I hope your friends have a long and happy life together :D happy MM!

rzdesign said...

what are one irons?

lisa said...

thanks Mert!

vodka, cranberry, and fresca. have no clue why they are called a one iron. as Mark is a big golfer, maybe they made it up!

rzdesign said...

Me likey the Fresca! Must try a one iron!

Travis said...

Oh this hadn't even occurred to me. Great idea and excellent advice.

Happy MM!

lisa said...

they are tasty R.

Happy MM Travis!

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

Great post, I always wanted to read that book and never have yet! It helps to know the basic breakdown at least!

What a beautiful couple, I wish them 7x7 wonderful years together as well! I heard on the news that lots of people were getting married on Saturday with having that 7/7/7 date...no excuse for the hubbies to forget their anniversary date now! haha

lisa said...

Hi not so anonymous michelle! glad you liked it. :-)

Kate said...

it's on the nightstand. my man is about 75% through the book. i am next! i heard covey on a talk radio show last year and was very impressed. i'm reading it next!

lisa said...

you'll enjoy it Kate!