The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey is a book that makes a lot of sense to me. I am trying to apply the principles to ESL teaching. Please share your ideas on the topic.The habits are:
- Be proactive
Being proactive means you are not a programme but rather a
programmer. You write your own programme. You choose your own
response to a situation. Between stimulus and reponse man has the
freedom to choose.
- Begin with the end in mind
- Put first things first
Important things shouldn’t be at the mercy of unimportant things.
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood
- Think Win/Win
The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
- Sharpen the saw
He has written an addition book called The 8th Habit. I haven’t read it yet.