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Not for the politcally challenged
on December 2, 2002
When it comes to self-help books, I look for results. Personally, I couldn't finish it. I started out gun-ho and created these great elaborate charts to list my activites and "sharpen my saw". I never got past two weeks of making that my habit. I did eventually get into the habit of a simple "To-Do list" and mark items as A, B, or C in respect to Covey's quadrant definitions.
If you work in a corporation as a professional non-manager and are NOT naturally politcally poised, keep in mind the "Peter Principle". If your network is not in place, being a procactive enthusiastic ball of fire can "Win-Win" you a permanent vacation in this economy. If you are politcially poised and securely networked, effectively quoting from this book and using the terminology should enhance your career.
I will attempt to read-read this book again with an open mind and try to understand what I missed ... besides the whole last half or quarter of the book that I couldn't read any more of.
I did get into the habit of being proactive and being of a Win-Win mindset. It became my favorite corpspeak, but beware that there are many who use such jargon only because it's expected ... as jargon ONLY.