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Effective Leadership

Effective Leadership

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S. Covey wrote his book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” in 1989. He describes the habits of effective human behavior based on principles that are (for him) as fundamental as gravity.


Related models: Seven HabitsPhases of Team DevelopmentSituational LeadershipProfessional AttitudeConflict Mode ModelPrinciples of Leadership;Manager vs. LeaderCultural TypesLeadership and Influence

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Effective Leadership (The Seven Habits)

 

Origin

S. Covey wrote his book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” in 1989. He describes the habits of effective human behavior based on principles that are (for him) as fundamental as gravity.  A habit originates from the combination of 1. Drive (the motivation), 2. Knowledge (the what and why) and 3. Skills (how does it need to be done). He stands for a “Principled attitude to Life” that is effective (creates great results) in our personal lives (Who am I? What do I do? How do I do that? What is my source?) and, therefore, effective in our professional lives as well. He compares this attitude to another one, the “Pragmatic attitude to Life”, which is driven by short term success achieved by manipulating people (no trust), quick fixes, charm and cleverness, etc. Using Covey’s method requires us to discover the core of our identity, our motives, our paradigms, and our personalities. On the other hand, the principles are also practical and easy to apply.

 

Related models: Seven HabitsPhases of Team DevelopmentSituational LeadershipProfessional AttitudeConflict Mode ModelPrinciples of Leadership;Manager vs. LeaderCultural TypesLeadership and Influence

 

 

  

The model

The model features 3 principles that transform you from a “dependent” to an “IN-dependent” person:

      Be Pro-active;

      Start with the end in sight.

      Start at the beginning.

There are also 3 principles that transform you from being an “IN-dependent” person to a “MUTUALLY-dependent” person, as in:

      Think in terms of win/win;

      Try first to understand and then to be understood;

      Work synergetically.

The last principle is “Sharpen the knife.”

Effective leadership is becoming increasingly important. People that operate pro-actively, are self-aware, and take responsibility at work, and change quickly and continuously. Covey provides practical insights and tools that change ineffective scenarios and characteristics that go against your values. His goal is to have new leaders rise, ones that provide direction (by giving direction to their own lives), certainty (you have self-respect, integrity, identity), power (the ability to make things happen) and wisdom.

 

What can you do with it?

 

The book is practical and fundamental and works for both individual and team development.

Using Covey with teams provides a common frame of reference though which honesty and feedback are encouraged in order to expand everyone’s personal leadership.   

The book is also beneficial if you want to improve certain leadership aspects (both for teams and individuals). It is detailed enough to do so and features practical tools as well as sufficient depth.

 

We wish you lots of successful leadership!

 

Related models: 

-   Seven Habits

-   Phases of Team Development

-   Situational Leadership

-   Professional Attitude

-   Conflict Mode Model

-   Principles of Leadership;

-   Manager vs. Leader

-   Cultural Types

-   Leadership and Influence

 

 

 

Sources:

       Wikipedia

       De zeven eigenschappen van effectief leiderschap, Stephen R. Covey, (EAN: 9789047054641)