7 Rules for High Effectiveness

Type: Rules


Effective problem solvers develop a mind set of effectiveness. Here are the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, from Stephen R. Covey, Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1989

Rules and Notes

R1: Be Proactive - take the initiative

R2: Visualize the end from the start - know where you're going 'it is better to do this quantitatively
Note: A good technique for doing R2 and R3 is the Kepner-Tregoe-Method, which is quite well described here. Better, still, is using Impact Estimation Tables (because of their much better handling ob quantitative information.)

R3: List priorities 'it is better, still, to do this quantitatively

R4: Think WIN/WIN

R5: Understand - listen, listen, listen / learn, learn, learn

R6 Synergize - make the whole more than the sum of the parts

R7: Seek Personal Renewal in various areas:

  • Physical: exercise, nutrition, stress management
  • Mental: reading. Thinking
  • Spiritual: value clarification, meditation
  • Social/Emotional: empathy, self-esteem

Costs, Savings

<Would be great. What does it take to implement those rules? What does it give?>

Side effects

<Is there anything that happend or will happen as one implements the rules? This relates to both wanted and unwanted effects ('unwanted' does not imply 'negative').>



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