001: 7 Habits of Highly Engaging Leaders

by Joe Sherwood on August 30, 2012


In this episode, Jesse discusses Stephen Covey’s famous Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and the importance of putting these habits into practice in order to become an effective leader.

Jesse shares stories that illustrate how to apply business principles based on the seven habits to engage employees and increase your effectiveness as a leader:

  • Be Proactive
  • Begin with the End in Mind
  • Put First Things First
  • Think Win-Win
  • Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
  • Synergize
  • Sharpen the Saw


Resources Mentioned in This Episode

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Blog:  7 Habits That Engage People

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Christopher Battles October 10, 2012 at 6:41pm

Thank you Jesse.
This book is on my to read list, but I feel like a good grasp on the information as others since then have talked so much about. The end in mind is important. Something that has been on my mind lately.

K, bye


Jesse Lahey October 10, 2012 at 9:01pm

Christopher, it’s a meaty book with great information, but I should mention that I found it hard to read all the way through. I got the most benefit out of an audio recording of a seminar that Stephen Covey presented to a live audience. Some of the stories he shares in both the seminar (which are the same as in the book) are unforgettable. But I think you’re right that hearing or reading summaries like I have provided gives you a good grasp of the principles. Good to hear from you!


Christopher Battles October 15, 2012 at 4:44pm

That is good to know. I might go that route when it comes to the material. It will be a while. I just got four Ziglar books so it will be awhile. Ha.

K, bye


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