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Exercises to Support Covey’s 7 Habits

July 22, 2013

Along with the 15 million people who have bought the book, we love Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. We also firmly believe in experiential learning and so we’ve selected the following 7 training exercises to bring each habit to life and help to turn Covey’s ideas into behaviours. 

We love Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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  1. Be proactive – Talent bingo, use specially created bingo cards to encourage mixing in your group whereby students must work the room to fill their card.
  2. Begin with the end in mind – Egg drop, using just drinking straws and a length of duct tape prevent an egg from breaking when dropped from 2 meters.
  3. Put first things first – respond to a Disaster Scenario prioritising what to keep and what to do.
  4. Think win-win – Sweet exchange, negotiate with other teams to collect a valuable set of sweets.
  5. Seek first to understand – Circle of Questions, listen to the same question answered in different ways to build deeper relationships.
  6. Synergise – Team Juggling, achieve the impossible by working together.
  7. Sharpen the saw – Observed Feedback, conclude these exercises by giving and receiving constructive observations from peers.

 

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