Busi, Bmal 501

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Sandra Williams Liberty University Module Two Discussion Forum 3 BUSI 501– B04 Group Gamma May 18, 2012 "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" Introduction Stephen R. Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People summarizes the effectiveness of character and principles. Professor Linda A. Hill of Harvard Business School mentioned a shortage of leadership in business. "It is not a stretch to assert that the single that the single most troubling aspect of modern society is a crisis of leadership," (Cohen, 2007). Questioned executives refer to the shortage as "talent management issues." According to Satterlee, "An essential element of strategic planning is the ability of an organization's leaders to be able to forecast and adapt to the future of the organization," (Satterlee, 2009). With a global economy, many organizations find that for future growth opportunities the selection of effective and efficient leadership is necessary. Important Learned Concepts Covey's believes that changes that start within oneself is an approach to effective of character and principles. Learning to differentiate between personality and character ethics concepts are essential for an effective resolution to most business decisions. The personality ethics, considered secondary traits, are most effective in specific circumstances while character ethics, considered primary traits, are most effective when used simultaneously with personality ethics. Another learned concept, habits, such as knowledge, skill, and desire, have a powerful role in our lives. Covey believes, "Knowledge allows us to know what to do, skills gives us the ability to know what to do, and desire is the motivation to do it, (Covey). The most significant objective Covey mentions is the independent mentality of previous philosophy and the new philosophy of an interdependent environment. He

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