This is my analysis of the technical note entitled Leadership and Intelligence (Copyright
2001 by University of Virginia Darden School Foundation, Charlottesville, VA) that was
prepared by Professor James G. Clawson.
Borrowing from Franklin Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, the
first six habits that are consistently used by people who achieve desired results, I think,
could be mapped to either EQ or SQ. These habits are interrelated, interdependent, and
most importantly, sequential.
The first three are habits of character (equivalent to EQ in Prof. Clawson’s note). They
will help the person to achieve the daily Private Victory and progress from dependence
to independence. The habits in sequence are: 1) Be Proactive; 2) Begin with the End in
Mind; 3) Put First Things First.
The next three are the outward expressions of character (equivalent to SQ in Prof.
Clawson’s note) and lead to interdependence, mutual benefit, and Public Victory. To
continue with the numbering above, the habits in sequence are 4) Think Win-Win; 5)
Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood; 6) Synergize.
The first habit, being proactive, is the habit of personal vision. Franklin Covey imparts
that as human beings we are responsible for our own lives. Highly proactive people
recognize that responsibility. They do not blame circumstances, conditions, or
conditioning for their behavior.
The second habit, begin with the end in mind, is the habit of personal leadership. Franklin
Covey suggests that the most effective way to do this is to develop a personal mission
statement, philosophy, or creed. It focuses on what you want to be (character) and do
(contributions and achievements).
The third habit, put first things first, is the habit of personal management. Franklin Covey
advises that this habit involves organizing and managing time and events according to the
personal priorities established in habit 2.
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