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 (https://blog.hubspot.com/sales/habits-of-highly-effective-people-summary), 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: http://docplayer.net/17078485-Mentoring-and-coaching.html
Hussain, A (2017) The 7 habits of highly effective people, we all want to succeed. Retrieved from:https://blog.hubspot.com/sales/habits-of-highly-effective-people-summary
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.
Videos:
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: https://hbr.org/video/5236216251001/what-makes-a-leader

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