Managing others is one of the great challenges in business—and you have a greater chance of success if you are managing your own life well. Taught by a certified Franklin Covey facilitator with support from award-winning Covey videos, the proven foundational practices and paradigms of the Covey 7 Habits will help you learn solid personal and professional management techniques to boost your effectiveness and that of the people you lead.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand what makes successful leaders effective
  • Gain practical tips for applying this information in your life and work
  • Leave with a guide book and implementation plan to support your success


Habit 1: Be Proactive®
• See alternatives, not roadblocks
• Focus on what you can influence
• Expand, not limit, your resources

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind®
• Define your unique contribution
• Define practical outcomes

Habit 3: Put First Things First®
• Focus on the important, not just the urgent
• Set a few “wildly important goals”
• Plan weekly, act daily.

Habit 4: Think Win-Win®
• Balance courage and consideration
• Manage performance through a Win-Win process
• Build trust with co-workers

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand then to be Understood®
• Practice empathic listening
• Give honest, accurate feedback

Habit 6: Synergize®
• Seek out differences, not just accept them
• Synergize to arrive at new and better alternatives

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®
• Treat team members as “whole people”


  • Julie Wood

Julie WoodWood

Julie Wood is the Program Manager at the UW-Madison Small Business Development Center. Before coming to the SBDC, Julie was director of operations at Oriel Incorporated and a financial software consultant at SVA Consulting. She also started and ran Checks + Balances, Inc., an accounting consulting business. Julie recently completed a M.S. in Educational Communications and Technology from UW-Madison and she is a certified FranklinCovey facilitator.


  • Location: Grainger Hall, UW-Madison
  • Schedule: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Dates:
    - Tuesday, November 27, 2018  REGISTER ONLINE
    or Call to register at 608-262-3909
  • Fees:

Cancellation policy: If you cancel before the program begins, there is a $25 cancellation fee. If you cancel after the program begins you will be charged for the full program fee. To cancel, call registration at 608-262-3909.

If there is inclement weather, please call 608-263-2221 for a recorded message after 6:30 am for day classes or after 3:30 pm for night classes.


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