Wednesday 20 September 2017

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7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Signature 4.0

Over 20 participants in first FranklinCovey programmes

Two local programmes of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Signature 4.0 have attracted over 20 participants since the latest edition was launched in Europe last April.

One open programme and one in-house programme ensured that a wide cross-section of people was exposed to these timeless principles, receiving insights into making their personal and professional lives more effective.

First launched by the late Dr Stephen Covey in 1985, the 7 Habits content has gone through three major iterations, although the principles and paradigms have remained unchanged. Earlier this year the 7 Habits programme underwent the most extensive product development effort that Franklin Covey Co. has ever attempted.

It included the latest feedback from FC clients and partners around the world. “Part of the research effort involved searching for companies in various countries that had transformed themselves using the 7 Habits,” Sean Covey, Executive Vice President, Global Solutions and Partnerships at Franklin Covey Co. said.

The company then went on to discover specific practices and methodologies those companies used in their implementation of the 7 Habits. Prototype development and beta testing in various locations globally followed until the final solution was established.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Signature 4.0 is now an essential foundation for a great culture, be it within an organisation, a team of people working together or a single individual and the family. The focus has now turned to living the 7 Habits through several tools, including a smartphone app that can be downloaded to iPhones and Android devices, and handy practice cards.

The seven-week (7 x 7-day) contract has been revised to help people live and practice the 7 Habits in a prescriptive and easy way. Participants are given an elegant full-colour manual, redesigned on recycled paper and the training content includes 34 new videos that are more streamlined, inspiring, skill-based and global than ever.

New content has also been developed in the form of a companion programme, Leader Implementation: Coaching Your Team to Higher Performance, and a redesigned 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Foundations. The first is designed for leaders and managers at all levels of the organisation in a process that teaches and equips leaders on how to coach their teams to higher performance and how to sustain and institutionalise the 7 Habits within their teams. The second spreads the culture of the 7 Habits throughout the organisation.

Commenting on the latest 7 Habits programmes delivered in Malta, Malcolm J Naudi, Managing Director of Franklin Covey Malta Ltd, said: “We have received excellent feedback from the participants and this makes us even more convinced that the content has great potential for further dissemination locally.

“7 Habits 4.0 is a great leap forward. While preserving the soul and keeping the timeless practices that Dr Stephen R. Covey captured so brilliantly in his book, we now have added timely practices and a general updating of the components to live in the second decade of the millennium.”

All the content of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Signature 4.0 is based on best practices from leading organisations around the world that have made it the foundation of their high performance cultures.

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