People are quite busy nowadays. We work hard to achieve victories — promotions,

People are quite busy nowadays. We work hard to achieve victories — promotions, higher income, more recognition. But we don’t often stop to evaluate the meaning behind these activities, behind these victories — we don’t ask ourselves if these things that we focus on so intently are what really matter to us.
Stephen Covey’s Habit 2 suggests that, in everything we do, we should begin with the end in mind. When starting with a clear destination we can make sure that the steps we’re taking are in the right direction. Our centers (see habit 2) affect us fundamentally — they determine our daily decisions, actions, and motivations, as well as our interpretation of events.
Please review again the article of the seven habits of highly effective people (, in particular, habit 2.
Identify your center and explain why you feel comfortable with this center. Next break down different roles in your life – like professional, personal and community and list in the perspective of your center, three goals you want to achieve for each.
Reading Assignment
Goleman, D. (1998), What Makes a Leader? Inside the Mind of a Leader — The Best of the Harvard Business Review.
Michael, A. (2008). Mentoring and Coaching: Topic Gateway Series No. 50. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Retrieved from:
Hussain, A (2017) The 7 habits of highly effective people, we all want to succeed. Retrieved from:
Ruderman, M.N. et al (2001). Making the Connection: Leadership skills and Emotional Intelligence. Leadership In Action, 21 (5), pgs. 3-7.
Westburn, J & Ireson, J. (n.d.) Leadership Development & Personal Effectiveness. National College for School Leadership. Please read page 4-52.
Goleman, D (2012, April 23) The concept of Emotional intelligence. [Video File]. Retrieved from
Talks, C (2014, Jan. 30) Leading with Emotional Intelligence in the workplace. [Video File]. Retrieved from
HBR Video (2016). What Makes a Leader? [Video File]. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from:

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