Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Welcome to the conclusion of the science (or not) in the 7 habits of highly effective people. Habit 7 involves sharpening the saw.  In this case, the saw is you.  You will only effectively cut that metaphorical tree if you are sharp as … well … a saw. Covey’s opening parable drives this home.  We…

Habit 6: Synergise

Welcome to habit 6 on the science (or not) in the 7 habits of highly effective people. Habit 6 Those following so far will know my larger conclusion is pointing to -> trying to find the ‘evidence base’ / scientific support for management gurus ideas, is a fool’s errand.  That is me in the basket,…

Habit 3: Put first things first

This post discusses Habit 3: Put first things first, it is part of a larger series looking at the science (or not) of Stephen Coveys’ 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The science that seems most important here in terms of supporting Coveys’ ideas is the goal hierarchy work discussed in Habit 2: Begin with…

Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do With your one wild and precious life? ‘Begin within the end in mind’ is a neat phrase that gets at the heart of goal setting.  It is also the subject of this blog, which is part of a…

How emotions are made

This post covers The Book: “How Emotions are made”. By Lisa Feldman Barret. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcout (2017). Why should you care how your emotions are made? Let me ask you this: how often do you feel a victim of your emotions? or someone else’s? Conversely, how often do you feel fully in charge…