The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Workbook Assignment Series
RLS 105: Management of Leisure Services 100 points/20% of course grade
· To offer students insights into how they can become more effective and engaged with what matters most in their personal and professional lives
· To guide students through a series of reflective essay assignments while they read Steven Covey’s book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Covey, S. R. 1989. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. New York: Simon & Schuster. .
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1 Concepts. What is the difference between personality and character, between primary and secondary greatness? What is a paradigm shift and how does it relate to the purpose of this book? Describe a paradigm shift that you have experienced in your life.
1.2 Habits. Discuss Covey’s definition of habits, including the elements necessary for a habit to be achieved and maintained. What habit would you like to start that you think would be reasonable over the period of time between now and mid-May? Describe.
7 Habits Assignment 2: Balance & Your Circle of Influence (p. 46-94)
Due February 12
2.1 Effectiveness. How does Covey define effectiveness? How does this definition compare with your own experience? Describe.
2.2 Balance. Covey describes the P/PC balance. Discuss this balance in your own words, and give examples of your current university and work life that illustrate imbalance based on P/PC.
2.3 Reactive vs. Proactive. How does Covey differentiate between a reactive and an proactive person? Give 2 examples form your own life when you used a reactive response, and then describe a proactive response that might have been a better alternative.
2.4 Your Circle of Influence. Now on piece of paper, draw diagrams similar to those in Covey’s circle of concern section (p. 81-85) to illustrate issues in your own life which are 1) outside your circle of concern (and are of no concern) 2) Now in the Circle of Influence write down the things that you have direct control over.
7 Habits Assignment 3: Beginning With the End in Mind (p. 96 – 144)
Due February 26
3.1 Begin with the End. Describe what Covey means by “beginning with the end in mind.” Give an example from a current issue in your life in which this habit would be useful.
3.2 Values. Revisit the handout “Your Values” that you completed in class earlier (also filed in handout file on course website). Given your experience of the last few weeks of class, do you need to make any changes? Include a completed “Your Values” form with this assignment. Refer back to this list of critical personal values for raw material for your writing on this assignment.
3.3 Roles. Also revisit the handout “Your Life Roles” completed earlier in the course (in handout file on course website) and include with this assignment. You can make adjustments if you need to. Refer back to this listing for raw material for your writing on this assignment.
7 Habits Assignment 4: Personal Management (p. 147 – 184)
Due March 17 (note this is a Monday)
4.1. Your personal life. What one activity could you do (that you aren’t doing now) that if you did on a regular basis (and did it superbly well) would have significant positive results in your personal life?
4.2. Your professional life. What one activity could you do (that you aren’t doing now) that if you did on a regular basis (and did it superbly well) would...