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BOOK REVIEW

FIRST THINGS FIRST by Stephen R. Covey


Presented by : Abhishek Chopra Roll No. 10030

CONTENTS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

BOOK IN A NUTSHELL
HISTORY AND NEED IMPORTANCE OF FIRST THINGS CLOCK AND THE COMPASS URGENCY AND IMPORTANCE WHAT ARE FIRST THINGS????? HUMAN ENDOWMENTS PROCESS TO ACHIEVE IT

CONTENTS
CONCEPTS
PASSION OF VISION BALANCE OF ROLES POWER OF GOALS

INTEGRITY IN THE MOMENT OF CHOICE


SYNERGY OF INTERDEPENDENCE FIRST THINGS FIRST TOGETHER EMPOWERMENT PEACE ANALYSIS CONCLUSION

BIBLIOGRAPHY

STEVEN R.COVEY

STEPHEN R. COVEY is chairman and founder of Covey Leadership Center . Dr. Covey is respected internationally as an author ,lecturer, teacher and leadership mentor Among recent acknowledgements, Covey has received the Thomas More College Medallion for continuing service to humanity, the Toastmaster and Inc. magazine's National Entrepreneur of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and several honorary doctorates. He has also been recognized as one of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans.

CO AUTHORS

ROGER MERRILL- A WELL KNOWN LEADER IN TIME MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IS THE VICE PRESIDENT AND FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE COVEY LEADERSHIP CENTER. REBECCA R. MERRILL AN ACCOMPLISHED AUTHOR HAS SERVED IN NUMEROUS LEADERSHIP POSITIONS IN THE COMMMUNITY, EDUCATION AND WOMENS ORGANISATIONS.

ABOUT THE BOOK


First Things First is a revolutionary guide to manage your time
This book is based on a principle centered approach because more important than how fast one is going, is, where one is headed for.

It looks at the need for a new level of thinking that is different: shifting the focus from things to people.

THREE GENERATION OF TIME MANAGEMENT


FIRST - Reminders SECOND - Planning and Preparation THIRD - Planning ,Prioritizing and Controlling

IMPORTANCE
ITS A PRINCIPLE CENTERED APPROACH TO TIME MANAGEMENT A PARADIGM SHIFT FROM EFFICENCY TOEFFECTIVENESS THINGS TO PEOPLE URGENCY TO IMPORTANCE

THE CLOCK AND THE COMPASS

The clock represents our commitment, appointments, schedules, goals activities

Compass represents our vision, values, principles, conscience, direction


Gap between the clock and the compass Wake up call

WHAT PRECEDES IN YOUR LIFE URGENCY OR IMPORTANCE????

TIME MANAGEMENT MATRIX


URGENT NOT URGENT

I.
PRESSING

II.
PREPARATIONS VALUE

PROBLEMS DEADLINE- DRIVEN PROJECTS,MEETINGS, PREPARATIONS CRISES


INTERRUPTIONS SOME

CLARIFICATION PLANNING RELATIONSHIP BUILDING EMPOWERMENT


TRIVIA,BUSYWORK SOME

III.

IV.

MAIL,SOME REPORT SOME MEETINGS MANY PROXIMATE, PRESSING MATTERS

PNONECALLS TIME WASTERS ESCAPEACTIVITIES EXCESSIVE TV

WHAT ARE FIRST THINGS


The fulfillment of the four human needs (human,social,mental,spiritual) The reality of true north principles

The potentiality of the four human endowments

HUMAN NEEDS AND SYNERGY

PHYSICAL

SOCIAL

FIRE WITHIN

SPIRITUAL

MENTAL

HUMAN ENDOWMENTS N

SELF-AWARENESS CONSCIENCE INDEPENDENT WILL CREATIVE IMAGINATION

THE MAIN THING IS TO KEEP THE MAIN THE MAIN THING

WHERE THERE IS NO GARDENER,

THERE IS NO GARDEN

PROCESS OF PUTTING FIRST THINGS FIRST


CONNECT WITH YOUR VISION AND MISSION IDENTIFY YOUR ROLES SELECT QUADRANT II GOALS IN EACH ROLE CREATE A DECISION MAKING FRAMEWORK FOR THE WEEK EXERCISE INTEGRITY IN THE MOMENT EVALUATE

THE PASSION OF VISION

VISION IS THE BEST MANIFESTATION OF CREATIVE IMAGINATIONAND THE PRIMARY MOTIVATION OF HUMAN ACTION

CONCEPT OF SHARED VISION

THE BALANCE OF ROLES


BALANCE ISNT EITHER/OR, ITS AND. BALANCE IS A TRUE NORTH PRINCIPLE SYNERGY AMONG ROLES

THE POWER OF GOALS

YOU CAN WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING, AND YOU CAN EVEN WANT TO DO IT FOR THE RIGHT REASONS. BUT IF YOU CANT APPLY THE RIGHT PRINCIPLES, YOU CAN STILL HIT A WALL.

THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE WEEK

CLOSE-UP VIEW (THE DAILY PERSPECTIVE)

NORMAL VIEW (THE WEEKLY PERSPECTIVE)

WIDE-ANGLE VIEW

(VISION AND
MISSION)

INTEGRITY IN THE MOMENT OF CHOICE

QUALITY OF LIFE DEPENDS ON WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SPACE BETWEEN STIMULUS AND RESPPONSE

LEARNING FROM LIVING

EVALUATE

ORGANISE

ACT

SYNERGY OF INTERDEPENDENCE
NO MAN IS AN ISLAND
TO TO TO TO LOVE LIVE LEARN LEAVE A LEGACY

THE INTERDEPENDENT PARADIGM

THE PEOPLE PARADIGM


EFFECTIVENESS EMPOWERMENT INVESTMENT SYNERGY ABUNDANCE PRINCIPLES

THE THINGS PARADIGM


EFFICENCY CONTROL EXPENSE COMPROMISE SCARCITY TECHNIQUES

EMPOWERMENT PARADIGM
CULTIVATE THE CONDITION OF EMPOPWERMENT
TRUSTWORTHINESS TRUST WIN WIN AGREEMENT FEAST ON THE LUNCH OF THE CHAMPIONS VISION IS THE BREAKFAST FEEDBACK IS THE LUNCH SELF CORRECTION IS THE DINNER BECOME A LEADER/SERVANT.

WIN-WIN PROCESS
THINK WIN WIN SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND,THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD SYNERGIZE 1+1=3 BE LESS CONCERNED ABOUT WHO IS RIGHT AND MORE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT IS RIGHT

THE POWER AND PEACE OF PRINCIPLE CENTERED LIVING

WHAT IS PEACE? FRUSTATIONS TURNING PPOINT

ANALYSIS

GOOD LEARNING EXPERIENCE ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OTHER TOOLS-GENERALITY TO PRACTICALITY FWEEKLY PERSPECTIVE

FILP SIDE CONCEPT OF PRINCIPLES REPETITIVE COMPARISON WITH SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE NO YARDSTICK TO MEASURE

CONCLUSION

TIME IS NO LONGER YOUR ENEMY, ITS YOUR FRIEND THE KEY IS NOT IN SPENDING IT, BUT INVESTING IT.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
BOOKS STEPHEN R. COVEY(1992) THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD. PG. 25&26