We are flying through the week – it’s Thirsty Thursday already! Today we double up on a topic that we covered yesterday – working with other people effectively. Today we touch upon the classic book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and the importance of elevating into the category of being an Interdependent person. Check out the website for more content www.bcbousa.com
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It’s Thirsty Thursday already! We are flying through a busy week. In today’s episode we follow up on a topic from yesterday – the importance of networking and working well with others. To reach the ultimate goals that you have set for yourself you are going to need other people to help you along the way.
Dan read an article about the The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, which if you have not read you absolutely should. The book came out 30 years ago, and was an instant bestseller. Over the next few weeks we will go into more detail about the 7 habits and how they can be instrumental in helping you build the career you want. Today we touch up something that is covered in the book regarding the 3 main categories that all people fit into:
- Dependent people – rely on others to get what they want.
- Independent people – rely on their own effort to get what they want.
- Interdependent people – combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
That final category is where true success lives. We all start off as dependent people. We rely on our parents or caregivers to feed us, cloth us, etc. Hopefully as we grow and develop new skills we transition into being independent people. We have jobs, we contribute to society, we earn money, pay taxes, work for the things we want in life. Unfortunately, the relationship between us as employees and the companies we work for remains mostly transactional – we work, we get paid. The opportunities for raises and to change companies exist of course, but we are not truly invested or rewarded for the growth or increased profit in the company.
To grow beyond independence to interdependence we must combine our efforts with the efforts of others to accomplish more than any of us could accomplish alone. Some examples listed in today’s episode include owners and CEOs whose companies have generated billions of dollars in wealth while building relationships with their employees that are more like a trusted partnership. They use their financial resources to help improve the lives of the very people who drive those results. In turn, those people keep driving more revenue and more profit.
Like Dan says everyday – put good out into the world and you will get good back.
To read more about the The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People click here: https://www.franklincovey.com/the-7-habits/