circle.pptx - LE of CONCERN and CIRCLE of INFLUENCE Adapted from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey Simon Schuster 1992

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LE of CONCERN and CIRCLE of INFLUENCE Adapted from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, Simon & Schuster 1992.
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Application : This technique is good for separating out lower from higher priorities , and gaining ownership for action . A Circle of Concern encompasses the wide range of concerns we have, such as our health, our children, problems at work, the amount of government borrowing, or the threat of war.
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A Circle of Influence encompasses those concerns that we can do something about. They are concerns that we have some control over. Stephen Covey defines proactive as “being responsible for our own lives…..our behaviour is a function of our decisions, not our conditions. Proactive people focus on issues within their circle of influence. They work on things they can do something about. The nature of their energy in doing this is positive, enlarging and magnifying. They increase their Circle of Influence
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Reactive people tend to neglect those issues that are under their control and influence. Their focus is elsewhere and their
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Unformatted text preview: Circle of Influence shrinks. Determining concerns A useful way of determining which Circle people’s concerns are in is by listening to the language used. You can distinguish between the use of the words “have” and “be”. Circles of Concern are full of “have’s” while Circles of Influence are full of “be’s”. some examples Have’s (Reactive) Be’s (Proactive) I’ll be happy when I have a full establishment I can be a better role model If I could just have management days If I could just have management days DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROACTIVE AND REACTIVE PROACTIVE REACTIVE Understand they are response-able Affected by external environment Don’t blame genetics, circumstances If the weather is bad it affects their performance or conditions for their behavior and they blame the weather Use proactive language Believe they are not responsible for what they I can, I will, I prefer say and do - they have no choice...
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