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Application of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People to BNI Members.


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    • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • By Stephen Covey

2. 3. Lose/Win High Low Win/Win Lose/Lose Win/Lose CONSIDERATION Low High COURAGE 4. 5. . Crisis . Pressing problems . Deadline-driven projects,meetings, preparations . Preparation . Prevention . Values clarification . Planning . Relationship building . True re-creation . Empowerment . Interruptions, somephone calls . Some mail, some reports. Some meetings . Many proximate, pressing matters . Many popular activities . Trivia, busywork . Some phone calls . Time wasters . Escape activities . Irrelevant mail . Excessive TV I II III IV Urgent Not Urgent Important Not Important 6. P ARADIGMS HIFTS A BREAK FROM TRADITIONAL WISDOM TOWARD 7 HABITS PRINCIPLES H abit1 We are a product of our environment and upbringing. H abit2 Society is the source of our values.H abit3 Reactive to the tyranny of the urgent. Acted upon by the environment.H abit4 Win-lose. One-sided benefit. H abit5 Fight, flight, or compromise when faced with conflict. H abit6 Differences are threats. Independence is the highest value. Unity means sameness. H abit7 Entropy. Burnout on one track - typically work. We are a product of our choices to our environment and upbringing. Values are self-chosen and provide foundation for decision making. Values flow out of principles. Actions flow from that which is important. Win-win. Mutual benefit. Communication solves problems. Differences are values and are opportunities for synergy. Continuous self-renewal and self-improvement. 7.

  • 1.Speak to non-BNI persons about BNI.(BringVisitors)
  • 2.Prepare and Plan your BNI Business strategy.
  • 3.Focus on a Chapter Member and bring a good referral.(Every Week if Possible)
  • 4.Build Strategic Alliance with Chapter Members.(Power Teams)


  • 5)Do a One 2 One with a Chapter Member.
  • (Every week)
  • 6)Get involved and build up your Power Team
  • 7)Go to a BNI training, take a leadershipposition, or go to w ww.bni.comandincrease your knowledge.

9. Be Proactive "Taking initiative does not mean being pushy, obnoxious, or aggressive. It does mean recognizing our responsibility to make things happen." Begin With the End in Mind "(This habit) based on imagination -- the ability to envision, to see the potential, to create with our minds what we cannot at present see with our eyes..." Put First Things First "Create a clear, mutual understanding of what needs to be accomplished, focusing on what, not how; results not methods. Spend time. Be patient. Visualize the desired result." Think Win-Win "Win-Win is a frame of mind that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. Win-Win means that agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial and satisfying." 10. Seek First to Understand, Then be Understood "'Seek First to Understand' involves a very deep shift in paradigm. We typically seek first to be understood. Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. They're either speaking or preparing to speak. They're filtering everything through their own paradigms, reading their autobiography into other people's lives." Synergise "Synergy works; it's a correct principle. It is the crowning achievement of all the previous habits. It is effectiveness in an interdependent reality - it is teamwork, team building, the development of unity and creativity with other human beings." Sharpen the Saw "This is the habit of renewal...It circles and embodies all the other habits. It is the habit of continuous improvement...that lifts you to new levels of understanding and living each of the habits." 11.