Bugle Calls
Issue No. 1008
February 2014
Recognized as one of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans, Dr. Bob Bugle-B-1001Stephen R. Covey was one of the world's foremost leadership authorities, organizational experts, and thought leaders. Over his lifetime, Dr. Covey inspired millions with the power of universal principles. As he traveled the globe many times over, his message was a simple one: for true success, we must be principle-centered in all areas of life. A teacher at heart, he often taught: "there are three constants in life: change, choice and principles." 

Dr. Covey was the author of a number of acclaimed books, including the international best seller, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", which has sold more than 25 million copies in 40 languages throughout the world.

Over the next 12 months, we'll dedicate various issues of Bugle Calls to a review/analysis of each one of the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People". According to the personal biography as listed on the www.stephencovey.com website:

*    In 2002, Forbes named "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" one of the top 10 most influential management books ever.
*    A survey by Chief Executive Magazine recognized "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" as one of the two most influential books of the 20th century.
*    "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" audio book on tape is the best-selling nonfiction audio in history, selling more than a million and a half copies.

Our main topic for February's edition of Bugle Calls is appropriately enough Habit #1 "Be Proactive".

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Bob Bugle    

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"7 Habits of Highly Effective People"
 by Dr. Stephen R. Covey  - Analysis by Bob Bugle
As one of the most influential management books ever written, "The 7 habits of Highly Effective People" has profoundly affected millions of business and  personal relationships since it was first published inStephen R. Covey, the motivational speaker best known for the book The Seve 1989.

"Habits are powerful factors in our lives. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character and produce our effectiveness...or ineffectiveness." Dr. Covey

Dr. Covey defines a habit as the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do it) and desire (wanting to do it). Unless all three elements are involved, a good habit will never be formed. Merely knowing what to do and having the will to do it produces ineffective results if we don't possess the skill set required to accomplish the task. Similarly, having the knowledge and skill but lacking the desire accomplishes nothing.
Now that we know what a habit is, what exactly are "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"? 

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How to Be Proactive!
Edited by Dvortygirl, Phil Bilzon, Flickety, Krystle and 57 others
Being proactive means thinking and acting ahead of anticipated events; this means using foresight. Not only is it a great method for avoiding more work down the road, but it can be extremely important for averting disasters. Planning well for the future and for instituting systems at work and in study, and planning at home can make life easier, not just for you, but for others too, and besides, it may make you more popular. Many of us look to proactive people as the instigators of action and creative ideas in society. Here are some suggestions for.. .
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How to Be Proactive using the circles of concern and influence

How to Be Proactive using the circles of concern and influence (according to Stephen Covey)
How to Be Proactive using the circles of concern and influence (according to Stephen Covey)
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How to Be Proactive at Work: My 5 Step System!
Written by Chrissy Scivicque
Let's take a few minutes to look critically at your actions in the workplace.

Do you react to the events happening around you or do you take initiative to prepare for, participate in and/or control the event map-office-workers.jpg s?

Do you take an active or passive role? Do you think in terms of the present or do you look to the future, anticipating outcomes and preparing for the consequences?

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As always, we welcome feedback from our readers including suggestions for future topics.  We hope you find value in receiving "Bugle Calls", and encourage you to forward a copy to a friend, acquaintance or business associate so they can benefit from the information as well.

A High Tide Raises All Boats" as the saying goes. As each of us work together and share our knowledge and experience, we and our organizations benefit.


Bob Bugle

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