THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
Habit 3 -- Put First Things First
Principles of Personal Management
- Habit 1 is based on imagination, conscience, independent will, and
- Habit 2 is based on imagination and conscience.
Habit 3 Defined
- Habit 3 is the second or physical creation.
- Habit 3 is the exercise of independent will
toward becoming principle centered.
The Power of Independent Will
- The degree to which we have developed our independent will is
measured by our personal integrity.
- Integrity is the value we place on ourselves.
- Effective management is putting first things first.
Four Generations of Time Management
- Notes and checklists
- Calendars and appointment books
- Prioritization, clarifying values, comparing the relative of worth
- Preserving and enhancing relationships and accomplishing results
- Urgent matters are usually visible, they insist on action, they
are easy and fun to do.
- Important matters contribute to our mission.
- Effective people stay out of Quadrants III and IV.
- Quadrant II is the heart of effective personal management.
What It Takes to Say "No"
The only place to get time for Quadrant II in the beginning is Quadrants
III and IV. If you were to fault yourself in one of three areas, which
would it be?
- The inability to prioritize
- The inability or desire to organize around those
- The lack of discipline to execute around them.
The Quadrant II Tool
A Quadrant II organizer will meet six criteria:
- Coherence. Harmony, unity, and integrity between vision and
mission, priorities and plans, and desires and discipline.
- Balance. Success in the various roles of our life.
- Quadrant II Focus. Organize your life on a weekly basis.
Schedule your priorities don't prioritize what's on your schedule.
- A "People" Dimension. Focus on people not just the schedule.
- Flexibility. The planning tool should be tailored to you.
- Portability. You should be able to carry your tool with you.
Becoming a Quadrant II Manager
- Identify roles
- Select goals
Advances of the Fourth Generation
- Principle centered
- Conscience directed
- Defines your unique mission
- Helps balance your life by identifying roles
- Greater context through weekly organizing
Delegation: Increasing P and PC
Stewardship delegation involves expectations in five areas:
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- Desired results