The 7 Habits for Managers: Essential Skills and Tools for Leading Teams

AMA - American Management Association
Training overview
Professional Course
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
2 days
From 2,795 USD
Start dates

Place & Start

New York City
2,795 USD

2,795 USD

2,795 USD

2,795 USD
AMA - American Management Association

Course description

The 7 Habits for Managers: Essential Skills and Tools for Leading Teams

National surveys of thousands of employees disclosed that while many people work hard, they are worried about their lack of effectiveness. Survey results indicate:

  1. Less than 50% of your team’s time is spent on the company’s most important objectives
  2. Only 14% of employees feel they are contributing to company success
  3. Less than half of your team know company’s goals

The problems are not limited to one industry, one geographic location, one economic group or even one age group. They are common to all. Workers have too many assigned tasks and too many competing priorities. People can’t identify key goals and, therefore, can’t deliver excellent results. Individuals, even entire departments, lack open communication. Crises are often reacted to with fast, less-than-effective decisions. The good news is that changing ineffective behaviors to effective behaviors will benefit everyone in your organization. The 7 Habits® can not only help you to better manage yourself, but learn to lead others and unleash team potential. Attend this powerful 2-day workshop and discover the same principles that have led the world’s foremost business leaders to the professional and business success they dreamed of.

How You Will Benefit

  • Define the contribution you want to make and what you want to accomplish as a manager
  • Enhance your leadership abilities and reach your full potential
  • Judge the goals your efforts should be focused on using daily and weekly planning
  • Communicate effectively and raise the levels of trust and fulfillment within your team

Who should attend?

Managers who are seeking to become more effective, build better relationships and help their organization succeed.

Training content

Lesson 1

Habit 1: Be Proactive®

Become a resourceful, innovative manager who quickly accomplishes goals and motivates team members to get things done.

  • Take Initiative
  • Manage Change
  • Respond Proactively
  • Keep Commitments
  • Take Responsibility and Practice Accountability
  • Create Positive Business Results
  • Define Vision and Values
  • Create a Mission Statement
  • Set Measurable Team and Personal Goals
  • Start Projects Successfully
  • Align Goals to Priorities
  • Focus on Desired Outcomes

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind®

Have a clear vision of what you want your contribution as a manager to be and shape your own future

  • Define Vision and Values
  • Create a Mission Statement
  • Set Measurable Team and Personal Goals
  • Start Projects Successfully
  • Align Goals to Priorities
  • Focus on Desired Outcomes

Habit 3: Put First Things First®

Focus on top priorities and be regarded for follow-through and organizational skills; eliminate the unimportant

  • Execute Strategy
  • Apply Effective Delegation Skills
  • Focus on Important Activities
  • Apply Effective Planning and Prioritization Skills
  • Balance Key Priorities
  • Eliminate Low Priorities and Time-Wasters
  • Use Planning Tools Effectively
  • Use Effective Time Management Skills

Lesson 2

Habit 4: Think Win-Win®

Cultivate enthusiasm with performance measurements that satisfy both employee and employer goals; share recognition and success

  • Build High-Trust Relationships
  • Build Effective Teams
  • Apply Successful Negotiation Skills
  • Use Effective Collaboration
  • Build Productive Business Relationships

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood®

Give honest accurate feedback that develops trust; understand the physical components of communication and how they impact the message

  • Apply Effective Interpersonal Communication
  • Overcome Communication Pitfalls
  • Apply Effective Listening Skills
  • Understand Others
  • Reach Mutual Understanding
  • Communicate Viewpoints Effectively
  • Apply Productive Input and Feedback
  • Apply Effective Persuasion Techniques

Habit 6: Synergize®

Understand how differences can contribute to innovative solutions; maximize opinions, perspectives and backgrounds

  • Leverage Diversity
  • Apply Effective Problem Solving
  • Apply Collaborative Decision Making
  • Value Differences
  • Build on Divergent Strengths
  • Leverage Creative Collaboration
  • Embrace Leverage Innovation

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®

Maintain and increase effectiveness by renewing yourself mentally and physically

  • Achieve Life Balance
  • Apply Continuous Improvement
  • Seek Continuous Learning


Course price for:

  • Non Members: $2795
  • AMA Members: $2495

Certification / Credits

CEU: 1.2, PDU: 12, CPE: 14

About AMA

American Management Association Company Info

The American Management Association, International (AMA) is the global leader in talent development. Founded in 1923, AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of educational products and services, including instructor-led classroom and virtual seminars, webinars,...

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Average rating 4.7

Based on 92 reviews.

Heidi J.

Tim was a great facilitator and had a command over the subject matter. I enjoyed the course and took a lot from it.

Andrew T.
Henry A.

There was a good mix of breakout rooms and instruction. The examples provided are real world examples and I found them helpful in seeing how the 7 Habits had been applied.

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