Habit 6 - Synergize

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Synergize - The Habit of Creative Cooperation

Synergy involves teamwork, open-mindedness, and the adventure of finding new solutions to old problems. It's taking all that you have learned from your experiences and combining that knowledge with the knowledge and talents of others. All the previous five habits are used during this process. Synergy recognizes that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one doesn't equal two, it equals five, ten, or one hundred!

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JULIAN SMITH - Techno Jeep

Valuing Differences

How boring would life be if everyone was the same? How much creativity would result if everyone agreed with me? Differences should be seen as strengths. They are opportunities to learn from one another, see different perspectives, and take advantage of the talents and experiences of others. Alexender the Great ruled over one of history's largest and wealthiest empires, leaving behind a legacy of knowledge and a spirit of invention. This was possible because he welcomed the best scholars from Europe, Persia, and Egypt to get together and share their knowldege to acheive even greater things. What, then, are we capable of in our lives if we work with others in synergistic relationships? Great things, indeed!

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Source: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Steven Covey, 1989)