How to reframe the book “Seven Habits for Highly Effective People”, by Stephen R. Covey

We learn from the book “Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard,” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, that knowledge doesn’t change behavior. Actually emotion is the biggest driver in change. They use the metaphor of an elephant to represent emotion and a person riding the elephant as the rational mind attempting to direct behavior. As you can guess the elephant typically goes were it wants to.

Like me, most of you have probably read “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, by Stephen R. Covey. First published in 1989 it is a classic, which has sold more than 40 million copies in 50 plus languages.

Can you recite all seven habits?

Can your list even one?

Which habit have you mastered?

Do these habits work or better yet, how are these habits learned?

Learning needs reinforcement and practice. Learning occurs when you have learning experiences.

Forbes magazine published an article by Eric Jackson after the untimely death of Stephen Covey in 2012 that illuminates this question about learning these habits.

“When I saw he died” Jackson laments, “I got a little panic-stricken because I couldn’t remember a single one of the seven habits. That scared me because I used to love that little book. I must have read it 4 or 5 times and tried to habitualize all of the skills.”

Jackson could only recall some of the methods and techniques from the book because he had experiences using them.

What if we learned more than highly effective methods and let all of these habit shape our lives? 

Learning knowledge, skills, and changing attitudes is best attained within a Learning Frame that you create, maintain and execute. A Learning Frame creates a path for the elephant to make an emotional connection to the content.

Learning Frames is cognitive alignment model that helps increase your growth mindset and learn through practical application.

If you want to master all of the habits you can create a Learning Frame to reorganize Covey’s book into a personalized learning plan like this:

Based upon proven neuroscience and instructional design principles, Learning Frames is a simple yet powerful cognitive alignment model that helps you create effective learning experiences. 

In this book you will learn how to create a Learning Frame around the tenants of “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”.

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