Highly Effective People and the Speed of Trust

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Bastow is partnering with FranklinCovey to deliver The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (7 Habits) and Leading at the Speed of Trust programs at the Institute and in regional locations.

FranklinCovey’s professional development programs, educational books and content have been used by primary and secondary schools across public, independent and catholic systems all over the world to yield greater productivity, improved communication, strengthened relationships, increased influence, and ability to focus on critical priorities. FranklinCovey have also just released the Living the 7 Habits App is available for Android and iPhone.

7 Habits and the Leading at the Speed of Trust are programs suitable for Principals, Assistant Principals, Leading Teachers and Business Mangers.

The Melton School Network were the first professional learning group to utilise the opportunity for the program to be facilitated in their region. The program focused on helping participants internalise and sustain behaviours that aim to change the way teachers, leaders and students function together to be highly effective and achieve personal, group and school outcomes.

The 7 Habits program is a process-oriented approach to developing highly effective individuals and leaders who learn to:

  1. Be Proactive – The Habit of Personal Responsibility.
    What it means – Proactivity means that as human beings, we are responsible for our own lives. Our behaviour is a function of our own conscious choice, based on principles, rather than a product of our conditions, based on feelings. We can subordinate principles to values. We have the initiative and the responsibility to make things happen.

  2. Begin with the end in mind – The Habit of Personal Vision
    To Begin With the End in Mind means to start every endeavour with clearly defined outcomes. It also means to determine our own life’s purpose. It ensures that as we’re climbing the ladder of success it’s leaning against the right wall.

  3. Put First Things First – The Habit of Personal Management
    What it means – Putting First Things First is at the heart of effective self-management. It’s the ability to organise our time around the most important things.

  4. Think Win-Win – The Habit of Mutual Benefit
    What it means – Win-Win is a frame of mind and hear that seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. It’s based on the paradigm that there’s plenty for everybody, that one person’s success is not achieved at the expense of others.

  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood – The Habit of Empathic Communication
    What it means – Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood means we try to completely understand another person before presenting our own point of view. It means balancing courage and consideration and expressing our views with clarity and respect.

  6. Synergise – The Habit of Creative Cooperation
    Synergy is the manifestation of all the other Habits working together. It means collaborating to create 3rd Alternatives, rather than settling for compromise. When we synergise the whole is greater than the sum of its parts – one plus one equals three or more.

  7. Sharpen the Saw – The Habit of Daily Self-Renewal
    Habit 7 is preserving and enhancing the greatest asset we have – ourselves. It’s regularly renewing the four dimensions of our nature: body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Leading at the Speed of Trust is a highly interactive workshop that engages leaders at all levels in the real work of identifying and closing the trust gaps that exist in your organisation. Working at the “speed of trust” dramatically lowers costs, speeds up results, and increases influence.

The program is designed to help leaders:
  • Choose to make building trust and explicit goal of their work.
  • Understand the real, measureable Trust Taxes they might be paying without realising it.​
  • Change Trust Taxes to Trust Dividends, which are the benefits that come from growing trusting relationships.
  • Make action plans for Building Trust Accounts with all key stakeholders.
  • Begin using the Language of Trust as an important cultural lever.
Register now for 7 Habits program on the 27 and 28 October 2014 and The Speed of Trust program on 24 and 25 November 2014. Both these programs will be held at Bastow.