The end of September and the middle of October found 30 Mawsons staff embarking on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Program. Time was spent workshopping, discussing, receiving inspiration and taking time out for introspection at the key venues in Shepparton and Cohuna. Here’s a little snippet of what participants gleaned from the experience……
“It was great to meet some of people that I speak to over the phone on a weekly basis at the course, and by doing group activities we all got to find out a little bit about each other and share a laugh which was good!
The Covey course opened my eyes as to how differently situations in life can be approached. I have definitely taken some habits on board!”
“Course was great, great food, great people, great accommodation. I took a lot out of the course, not just at work but in my home as well.”
“(The) food was great, maybe less lollies on the tables perhaps some nuts also to nibble. Presenters were all good and the course wasn’t boring and it was a good group to work with on it.”
“I thought the course was a great way to learn about how Mawson’s management runs the business. It was also good to learn directly from the managers in a relaxed setting. The 7 habits course definitely opens up a new way of thinking about work and personal situations.”
First published in 1989, the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has sold more than 25 million copies in 40 languages throughout the world. Author, Dr Stephen Covey - recognized as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans - has inspired millions with the power of universal principals using the simple message: "there are three constants in life: change, choice and principles."
About the course:
“Based on the proven principles found in Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s best-selling business book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® the Signature Program is training that helps your organization achieve sustained superior results by focusing on making individuals and leaders more effective. Participants gain hands-on experience, applying timeless principles that yield greater productivity, improved communication, strengthened relationships, increased influence, and laser-like focus on critical priorities.
In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Program, participants learn how to: take initiative, balance key priorities, improve interpersonal communication, leverage creative collaboration, and apply principles for achieving a balanced life.”
(Taken from www.franklincovey.com )
Mawsons regularly undertakes training of its staff in the principals that facilitate success, both professionally and personally. Mawsons believe that our employees are the key to the future of our company, and are dedicated to enhancing the leadership qualities of our people. Dr Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People program is one of the foundational ways we are achieving that goal within our company – our staff are empowered, and our company is energised…..it’s a win/win for all! (Habit 4)