From the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Consciously choose the most effective action in any given situation, thereby increasing your credibility and your influence. Develop behavior that not only improves your own effectiveness, but also strengthens the people with whom you interact.
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Develop a clear definition of what is and is not important to you. Create the most important road map you’ll ever have: your Personal Mission Statement.
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Gain a reputation for excellent follow-through and superior organizational skills by greatly increasing your ability to focus on your top priorities. Learn to use a proven planning system that will help you achieve greater balance and success.
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Easily share recognition and success without fear of diminished personal importance. Create effective, long-term personal and professional relationships built on mutual respect and mutual benefit.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Develop the skills of effective communication that lead to greater influence and faster problem solving. Learn to listen for clarity while eliminating prejudices and the desire to prescribe.
Habit 6: Synergize
Value and celebrate differences and understand how they contribute to innovative and better solutions. Maximize opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds rather than feeling threatened by them.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Maintain and increase your newfound effectiveness by continually renewing yourself mentally and physically.