Sunday, October 7, 2012

7 Habits of Ineffective People–an inverse corollary

Once of my favorite non-fiction books is The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey. Sometimes it’s helpful to apply an inverse angle to see if it sticks. And it’s fun.

So here’s my inverse corollary:
#1. Procrastinate until it’s urgent & important.
#2. Plan as you go
#3. Let tasks to automatically prioritize themselves
#4. Try to win at all costs
#5. Ensure others understand what you’re saying first
#6. Work alone and be a hero
#7. Learn just-in-time and on the spur
Of course this is not what’s in the book – it’s pretty much a contrast of it. Often times we read books/articles that list what one must do, and to make this post a bit more interesting & fun it tells you what not to do. Additionally It may be more instructive to learn from other’s experiences and try to avoid pitfalls and bad habits.