THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
Personality Versus Character Ethics
Personality Ethic. Success is a function of personality, of public
image, of attitudes and behaviors, skills and techniques, that lubricate
the processes of human interaction.
Character Ethic. Success depends on things like integrity, humility,
fidelity, temperance, courage, justice, patience, industry, simplicity,
modesty, and the Golden Rule.
Primary Versus Secondary Greatness
Primary Greatness. Goodness of character.
Secondary Greatness. Social recognition for talent.
A model, theory, perception, assumption, or frame of reference. In a
more general sense, it is the way we see the world in terms of
perceiving, understanding, interpreting.
- Realities. The way things are
- Values. The way things should be.
The Principle-Centered Paradigm
The Character Ethic is based on the fundamental idea that there are
principles that govern human effectiveness.
- Principles are natural laws that can't be broken.
- Principles are not esoteric, mysterious, or "religious" ideas.
- Principles are self-evident and may be validated.
- Principles are part of the human condition, part of human
consciousness, and part of the human conscience.
- Principles are not practices.
- Principles are not values.
- Human dignity
A New Level of Thinking
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is a
approach to personal and interpersonal effectiveness.
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