The goodies you will get when you attend the programme includes Dr. Spethen Covey's two books, diary, organizer, Audio CD and a nice paper bag.
The famous books - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Living the Seven Habits, the Audio CD plus the Planning System Kit.
These are what you will find in the Planning System Kit - Accessories Pack for your Organizer, your yearly, monthly and daily planner with a guide on how to use it.
The materials are pretty extensive and the programme conducted is very packed with solid substance. Dr. Stephen Covey managed to sell a few million copies of his ideas - that itself is an achievement. That's one thing I have to admire about the western management gurus - not only are they good at coming up with new management ideas and concepts - they act on it and follow it through. Its not enough just to sell the book - you have to be a good speaker and also a 'coach' to explain how to implement those ideas in your workplace/organization. The message is definitely clear - if you want to be effective like these successful people, by all means, live these Seven Habits preached by Dr. Stephen Covey.
As for me, I really cannot count many bad habits I have to discard- there is enough to overwhelm all those 7 good habits preached by the good doctor. But change I must...... but I am not willing to let go of my beer drinking sessions if that is what you are asking. The other habits, maybe. I found out that during beer drinking sessions I tend to get good management ideas, I tend to push my ideas through and discover that complex issues can be solved, by drinking beer and singing Frank Sinatra's management concept of doing it 'My Way!'! Sometimes my drinking partners also get to shout thier excellent ideas through. *hic*
Speaking of which, my broadband Internet was acting up today - not up to my expectation. I sent their helpline a message and hope one day I can also persuade them to adopt the Seven Habits to make sure that they will be more effective. The speed test I came back with for my connection was:
:::.. Download Stats
:Connection is:: 27 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)Download Speed is:: 3 kB/sTested Test Time:: Thu Dec 22 01:09:17 UTC+0800 2005 Bottom Line:: 0X faster than 56K 1MB download in 341.33 sec Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 8.6 % of your hosts average (net.my)
:::.. Upload Stats
..:::Connection is:: 23 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)Upload Speed is:: 3 kB/sTested Test Time:: Thu Dec 22 01:27:19 UTC+0800 2005 Bottom Line:: 0X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 341.33 secDiagnosis: May need help : running at only 15.97 % of your hosts average (net.my)