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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People | Study Guide

Stephen Covey

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People | Part 3, Paradigms of Interdependence : Public Victory | Summary

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  • Effective interdependence can exist only "on a foundation of true independence." This means one needs to practice Habits 1, 2, and 3 successfully before moving to Habits 4, 5, and 6.
  • Every relationship has what Covey calls an "Emotional Bank Account," or an accumulation of goodwill. Positive interactions, whether lending a helping hand or just listening, make deposits in the account. Withdrawals stem from negative interactions, such as overreactions and disrespect.
  • Relationships with more withdrawals than deposits lack trust, intimacy, and understanding; these types of relationships soon disappear from one's Circle of Influence.
  • Deposits can be made in six ways: understanding the individual, being mindful of "little kindnesses and courtesies," keeping commitments, clarifying expectations, showing personal integrity, and apologizing for withdrawals.
  • Deposits of unconditional love—love that expects nothing in return—help people feel secure and validate their worth, identity, and integrity.
  • Every problem is an opportunity to build a relationship.
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