5 Habits Of Effective People Versus Innovative People

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Stephen Covey wrote a wildly successful book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. CEO Steve Tobak has come back with 7 of his own habits for innovative people that challenge Covey’s outline. 

Whether you lean more on the side of innovation or effectiveness, all of their suggestions are good advice.

Covey’s Habit #1: Be proactive.
Tobak’s Habit #1: Be passionate. 

Tobak quotes Steve Jobs: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”

Covey’s Habit #2: Begin with the end.
Tobak’s Habit #2: Do something.

He believes it’s always better to be doing something than suffer from “analysis paralysis.”

Covey’s Habit #3: Put first things first.
Tobak’s Habit #3: Put first things first, second, and third. 

In other words, prioritise and make a multiple item list.

Covey’s Habit #4:
Think win/win.
Tobak’s Habit #4: Think win.

Be like George Steinbrenner and don’t let anything stop you from winning.

Covey’s Habit #5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Tobak’s Habit #5: Seek first to understand, then to innovate.  Before you can innovate, you need to know the problem you’re trying to solve.

Read the complete list on BNet.com >

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