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Title: Be a Champion of Change with the 7 Habits

Be a Champion of Change with the 7 Habits
? Are you able to change important areas of your
life? ? Are you just living day to day, or
toward a hope? ? Do you prioritize your time and
energy well? ? How often do you feel bullied by
others? ? Do you understand others ... and vice
versa? ? What are your unique talents? Are they
important? ? Does your life often feel out of
? What does success mean to you?
(family, friends, community, hobby, career,
faith) ? What is required to obtain that success?
Darrell Velegol Penn State University velegol_at_psu.
edu started 21 Oct 1999 last edited 21 Jan 2003
Are you willing to change course?
Two battleships assigned to the training squadron
had been at sea on maneuvers in heavy weather for
several days. I was serving on the lead
battleship and was on watch on the bridge as
night fell. The visibility was poor with patchy
fog, so the captain remained on the bridge
keeping an eye on all activities.
Shortly after dark, the lookout on the wing of
the bridge reported, Light, bearing on the
starboard bow.
Is it steady or moving astern? the captain
called out.
Lookout replied, Steady, captain, which meant
we were on a dangerous collision course with that
The captain then called to the signalman, Signal
that ship We are on a collision course, advise
you to change course 20 degrees.
Back came a signal, Advisable for you to change
course 20 degrees.
The captain said, Send, Im a captain, change
course 20 degrees.
Im a seaman second class, came the reply.
You had better change course 20 degrees.
By that time the captain was furious. He spat
out, Send, Im a battleship. Change course 20
Back came the flashing light, Im a lighthouse.
We changed course. Will you crash against the
principles ... or change course?
The 7 Habits ... an overview.
habit knowledge skill
Habit 1 Be proactive.
Not until you can say I am what I am today
because of the choices I made yesterday. ...
can you say I choose otherwise.
  • Examples of your reactive statements ... and
    your proactive counterparts.
  • What to do when frustrated? Discouraged?
    Imposter? What is your fix routine?
  • Why not be proactive? What is the risk? Are
    you willing to risk failure?

Risking failure ... a shining example!
Less than one year of formal education. Ran for
state legislature ... lost. Bought a store to
make a living ... ended up with a huge
debt. Interested in a girl ... she
died. Interested in another girl ... she dumped
him. Served four successive terms in the state
general assembly. Became a lawyer. Engaged to be
married ... engagement broke ... eventually got
married. Had a son ... then another who
died ... then another who died ...
then another. Ran for Congress ... and lost ...
and again, and lost ... and again, and
lost ... ... then elected ...but was
too unpopular to be re-elected. Became one of the
leading lawyers in his state. Ran for Senate ..
and lost. Ran for President ... and won. Presided
successfully over a war. Re-elected President.
Innovate or Die, Jack Matson
1 outside of your circle of influence 2 failure
of planning 3 failure of action
more failures
but more successes!
? Write your failure resume. ? Did you risk
time, energy, money, or reputation? ? Why did
you fail (see reasons above)?
Habit 2 Begin with the end in mind.
The law of the farm You reap what you sow.
translated sacrifice
vision what you want to see mission immediate
next step(s) Both tend to focus priorities.
  • Specifically write what you want to reap.
    What do you HOPE for?
  • A prestigious job? A girlfriend or
    boyfriend? Money?
  • Write what you are willing to sow. Time?
    Personal energy? Money? Your friends?
  • ? Any books or movies or models that guide you?

Darrell Velegols vision and mission
A shining city on a hill human dignity
and virtue. You have a purpose. You have value
as a human. hope and freedom. You can
change the world.
  • Inspiring Penn State students to change their
    world ...
  • and apprenticing them to champion their hope
  • character. Inspiring trust by establishing and
    practicing values with courage.
  • ownership. Championing hopes with
    responsibility and tenacity.
  • risk. Innovating or revolutionizing despite
    possible failure or adversity.
  • engineering method. Making technical decisions

Buzzwords for a vision or mission
Chemical engineering ... and other
passions chemical production cosmetics electronics
energy environment food management medicine paten
t research-law petroleum pharmaceuticals regulatio
n research wastewater
animal rights arts-movies-opera cancer child care
and development education environment faith homele
ss and poor law national parks Penn State
University politics and government rape
victims travel
Habit 3 Put first things first.
not urgent
I necessity crises deadlinesmaintaining (25 -
II opportunity PC activities planning
prevention commitment (65-15)
IV trivia busy work time wasters (5-5)
III interruptions some meetings some
reports (5-55)
not important
  • We want Quadrant II gt Quadrant I.
  • Quadrant II comes from Quadrants III and IV.

? Estimate how much time you spend in Quadrant
II (and what IS Quad IV?) ... ? How do you plan
your day? Datebook? Palm Pilot? ? How much is
your time worth to you, in dollars/hour?
The P/PC balance
Aesops fable The Goose and the Golden Egg
A man and his wife had the good fortune to
possess a goose that laid a golden egg every day.
Lucky though they were, they soon began to think
they were not getting rich fast enough, and,
imagining the bird must be made of gold inside,
they decided to kill it in order to secure the
whole store of precious metal at once. But when
they cut it open they found it was just like any
other goose. Thus, they neither got rich all at
once, as they had hoped, nor enjoyed any longer
the daily addition to their wealth.
Production (things you are paid for) designing
a chemical process wiring a home doing a
dance enjoying a healthy body having great kids
Production Capability (no pay!) studying
chemical engineering apprenticing as an
electrician practicing dance exercising preparing
evening dinners, reading to kids
Habit 3 ... a demonstration.
1 Identify big rocks (q2). 2 Schedule these
FIRST! 3 Surround with other.
What is the lesson?
The 7 Habits ... moving to interdependence
Habit 4 Think win-win.
? Are there times when paradigms others than
win-win are appropriate? ? How do you develop
courage? Consideration? Emotional bank
account? ? What causes conflict? Tools for
conflict resolution? Your boundaries?
Habit 5 First understand ... then be understood.
4 tips for dealing with people ? Do not
criticize, condemn, or complain. ? Express
sincere appreciation. ? Give them
emotional air and learn their story. ?
Focus on their interests (know your best
alternative coming in).
Dale Carnegie How to Win Friends and Influence
People Fisher Ury, Getting to Yes
  • ? What are some stranglers for emotional air?
  • ? What are some ways we can express sincere
  • How often do you ask someone to a professional
  • How do you meet a person? How do you greet a

Habit 6 Synergize.
Animal school Once upon a time, the animals
decided they must do something heroic to meet the
problems of a New World, so they organized a
school. They adopted an activity curriculum
consisting of running, climbing, swimming, and
flying. To make it easier to administer, all
animals took all the subjects. In the end, the
ducks web feet were so badly worn that he
couldnt swim, the rabbit had a nervous breakdown
and couldnt run, the eagle was disciplined
severely for getting to the top of the tree
without climbing, and an abnormal eel ended up
doing best overall and winning valedictorian.
? What are your unique gifts? What talents do
you need from others? ? What qualities often
seem like a disadvantage, but are necessary? ?
How do you contact or talk with people, if you
are shy? (Carnegie)
What is your personality?
David Keirsey, Please Understand Me II (similar
to Myers-Briggs)
4 categories I-E introvert (reserved) -
extrovert (expressive) S-N sensory (observant)
- intuitive (conceptual) T-F thinking -
feeling P-J perceiving (probing) - judging
(critiquing) ARTISANS (observant, probing)
ESTP promoter (Roosevelt, Madonna) ISTP
crafter (Bruce Lee, Earhart) ESFP performer
(Elvis, Reagan) ISFP composer (Carson,
Streisand) GUARDIANS (observant, critiquing)
ESTJ supervisor (Colin Powell) ISTJ
inspector (Truman) ESFJ provider (G
Washington) ISFJ protector (Mother Teresa)
  • no ranking
  • dont feel boxed in!
  • people are different

IDEALISTS (intuitive, feeling) ENFJ teacher
(Gorbachev, Billy Graham) INFJ counselor
(Gandhi, E Roosevelt) ENFP champion
INFP healer (Albert Schweitzer) RATIONALS
(intuitive, thinking) ENTJ fieldmarshall
(Gates, Greenspan) INTJ mastermind (D
Eisenhower, Rand) ENTP inventor (Disney,
Edison) INTP architect (Einstein, Darwin)
The 7 Habits ... one more step
Habit 7 Sharpen the saw.
? When will YOU sharpen your saw? ? What
measures will you use in each category?
The homework
Establish your big rocks the important
changes, not just the urgent. 1 Decide that you
CAN in fact change your life. 2 Get away one
weekend with a pen and pad of paper. Write down
what you HOPE for in life, and what you feel
called towards (e.g., family, work, opera). If
you dont know talk with friends or
family. If you dont know try things!
Athletics, service, camping, animal rights,
politics, research. If you dont know read
biographies and newspapers. If you dont know
look at http//
If you dont know is finishing your ChE degree
your current end? Plan toward your vision. 3
Record how you spend a typical week then decide
how well it matches your vision. Use a daily
planner (e.g., a date book, a Palm) to plan by
weeks, focusing on today. If in a rut, find
a small victory and win it. Sharpen the
saw. mental Learn a hobby (e.g., chess, golf,
piano), or about people (Mars Venus, Dale
Carnegie) physical Exercise, eat right,
sleep. social Find friends with whom you can
share your deepest struggles, biggest
triumphs, most guarded weaknesses and
fears. spiritual Good versus evil questions are
the biggest youll face.
Be a Champion of Change with the 7
Habits! Professor Darrell Velegol will hold a
workshop based on Stephen Coveys best-selling
book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This
interactive workshop will help you think about
some big questions in life ? Are you
able to change important areas of your life
work, relationships, balance? ? Are you
just living day to day, or toward a vision? What
does success mean to you? ? Do you
prioritize your time and energy well? ? How
often do you feel taken advantage of by others?
Can you also be a winner? ? Do you know
how to work well in teams? How to listen to
others? How to be heard? ? What are your
unique talents? Are they important? ? Does
your life often feel out of balance? Please
join us in exploring these and other questions.
YOU will be one of the leaders of tomorrow at
work, in your community, in your home. Technical
skills are critical, but not enough! Whatever
your level sophomore, junior, senior, grad
student join us and learn how to champion
change around you.
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