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The 7 Habits For Managers®

November 18-19, 2019

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Two Day Agenda

Day 1  (9 am - 5 pm )

  • Introduction
    • Identify and Analyze Unique Challenges and Opportunities Managers Face
    • Explain the Maturity Continuum as a Way to Envision Growth Toward Excellent Managerial Capability
    • Recognize the Importance of Moving from Dependence to Independence to Interdependence to Become Truly Effective Managers
    • Define the 7 Habits® of Effective Managers


  • Managing Yourself
    • Realize the Importance of Managing “from the Inside Out”—of Examining Personal Character
    • Recognize That Only Managers Who Manage Themselves Will Earn the Trust of Their Teams
    • Appreciate That Habits 1, 2, and 3 Are Key to Effective Self-Management


  • Habit 1: Be Proactive®
    • Overcome the Reactive Mindset That Hampers Productivity and Effectiveness
    • Enlarge the Circle of Influence® So You Can Accomplish Your Goals
    • Exercise Ingenuity in Coping with the Universal Managerial Challenge of Limited Resources


  • Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind®
    • Define the Unique Contributions You Can Make in Your Role as Manager
    • Develop an “Outcome-Oriented” Mindset in Every Activity You Engage in—Projects, Meetings, Presentations, Etc.


  • Habit 3: Put First Things First®
    • Eliminate the Energy- and Time-Wasting Tendency to Focus on Crises and Emergencies, and Develop a Long-Term View
    • Allocate Appropriate Time to Planning, Preparation, and Crisis Prevention
    • Define a Few Specific, Measurable Goals That Are Critical to Your Contribution as Manager
    • Make Progress on Goals By Translating Them into Manageable Objectives and Tasks on a Weekly and Daily Basis


  • Leading Others
    • Understand That Effective Self-Management Precedes Effective Leadership
    • Recognize the Importance of Helping Team Members Gain Confidence in Their Own Capabilities
    • Appreciate That Habits 4, 5, and 6 Are Key to Motivating and Leading High-Performance Teams


Day 2 ( 9 am - 4:30 pm )

  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win®
    • Balance the Interests of the Team and the Organization with the Interests of the Individual Team Member
    • Motivate Team Members to Superb Performance By Helping Them Manage Themselves Against Shared Goals
    • Empower Team Members to Manage and Evaluate Performance Through the Use of the Win-Win Performance Agreement Tool
    • Build Trust Within Teams By Acknowledging Good Performance and Addressing the Emotional Needs of Each Team Member


  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood® 
    • Develop an Accurate Understanding of Issues Relevant to Team Performance By Practicing Empathic Listening
    • Give Feedback Honestly and Accurately to Improve Individual and Team Performance


  • Habit 6: Synergize®
    • Seek Out and Value Divergent Perspectives in Dealing with Team Challenges
    • Practice a Collaborative Prototyping Approach to Maximize Creativity in Solving Problems and Making Decisions


  • Unleashing Potential
    • Unleash the Full Potential of Team Members By Treating Them as “Whole People”


  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®
    • Tap into the Multidimensional Capabilities of Team Members to Achieve Team Goals
    • Develop the “Whole Person”


  • Conclusion
    • ​​​​​​​Feel Confident, Competent, and Enthusiastic About Using the Work Session Mindsets, Skills, and Tools in your Role as a Manager
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