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Chula puts ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ on curriculum

By THE NATION

 

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Chulalongkorn University has partnered with PacRim Education to introduce the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People for College Students” as part of its curriculum.

 

The seven habits are based on principles developed by US educator Stephen R Covey and will be offered in the “Learning & Embracing Life Skills” elective course from the second semester this year.

 

The new GenEd course will aid self-development and benefit students in their future careers, said the university.

 

According to Associate Professor Nuvee Prapasarakul, director of General Education, students on the course will learn about the proactive mindset, setting life goals, daily activity planning, listening skills, negotiation techniques, and the life-long learning approach.

 

Porntip Iyimapun, CEO of the PacRim Group consultancy, said the “7 Habits” are highly popular in both the corporate and education worlds. Their introduction by Chula would aid development of high-quality human resources for Thailand, she said.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30398636

 

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A 30 year old philosophy that has changed over time. Yet here they are 

the-7-habits
  • Habit 1: Be Proactive® ...
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind® ...
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First® ...
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win® ...
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood® ...
  • Habit 6: Synergize® ...
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

 

Get rid of this government should be in there somewhere.

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14 minutes ago, ukrules said:

Buzzwords for the dim witted.

 This offering is touted as a leadership course, which it isn't.

 

The 7 'habits' are nice enough but does the list come from accredited research? Also, it's not an exhaustive list and in any event the points depend on the type of industry / profession etc.

 

Back to the leadership point, it's well researched that high performance leadership which positively impacts the company/organization depends strongly on:

 

- Leadership behaviors.

- Leadership behaviors in combination with research proven aspects of working culture (also known as: company culture, working culture, working environment etc.). 

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1 hour ago, ThailandRyan said:

A 30 year old philosophy that has changed over time. Yet here they are 

the-7-habits
  • Habit 1: Be Proactive® ...
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind® ...
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First® ...
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win® ...
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood® ...
  • Habit 6: Synergize® ...
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

 

Get rid of this government should be in there somewhere.

"Statements of the obvious" I would hope most of us learned this at least by age 12.... wow. "Put first things first" Why didn't I think of that? Oh I did... I just forgot to ® it!

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I read the book and I liked it. And I definitely kept some of the "ideas" in mind.

For all the people who criticize it: Were you smart enough to know all this before you read the book?

Did you learn anything from it?

Do you think it is an advantage or not if people understand the ideas?

Obviously that book is not the only book of it's kind, and there are always more ideas and better ideas and refined ideas.

But all in all that book is definitely a good read and I wish more people would act accordingly.

 

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23 minutes ago, Emdog said:

"Statements of the obvious" I would hope most of us learned this at least by age 12.... wow. "Put first things first" Why didn't I think of that? Oh I did... I just forgot to ® it!

Maybe it's obvious to you. But please look at all those people out there. Look what they do, look what they know, how they manage their money, how they vote, etc.

And then tell me that not a huge percentage of those people could use a little of that knowledge what you pretend you had with 12.

 

I don't say all the things which I read in the book were all totally new concepts for me. But I definitely learned some things - more than from many other books.

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I read this book as part of my coursework nearly 40 years ago...

 

Really not for the man on the street...research was based on middle and upper level managers in corporations for the most part...

 

it’s one person’s take...

 

it took nearly 40 years for a Thai university to discover it and adopt it to its teachings? 
 

thailand has been stuck in traditions and status quo...don’t see foreign concepts and teachings changing cultural behavior any time soon...

 

collectivism far stronger than individual behavior in this culture...doing something different is looked down upon...blind mindless collective behavior dominates here...

 

 

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4 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

A 30 year old philosophy that has changed over time. Yet here they are 

the-7-habits
  • Habit 1: Be Proactive® ...
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind® ...
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First® ...
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win® ...
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood® ...
  • Habit 6: Synergize® ...
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

 

Get rid of this government should be in there somewhere.

It should be #1 

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I don't see a big problem with this... add the book to the curriculum, let students read it themselves as homework, , cover the contents in a 30 minute lecture/powerpoint, let them do a short quiz about it to make sure they did the homework and understand the concepts, and be done with it. 

 

If it was up to me they should also include "Sun Tzu - The Art of War", "Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis", and the movie "Wall Street" to their finance curriculum. Reading and watching all of that shouldn't take too long, students should be interested in the subjects already, and it gives a good introduction into what many people in finance are interested in. At least it will make them understand the talks at the water machine better. 

 

(many professors I have had during my MBA gave a list with their favorite books at some point during classes: students who are interested can pick and chose, students who are less interested can go watch tv). 

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3 hours ago, cardinalblue said:

I read this book as part of my coursework nearly 40 years ago...

 

Really not for the man on the street...research was based on middle and upper level managers in corporations for the most part...

 

it’s one person’s take...

 

it took nearly 40 years for a Thai university to discover it and adopt it to its teachings? 
 

thailand has been stuck in traditions and status quo...don’t see foreign concepts and teachings changing cultural behavior any time soon...

 

collectivism far stronger than individual behavior in this culture...doing something different is looked down upon...blind mindless collective behavior dominates here...

 

 

Plus one-way conversation is still strong, suggesting something to the boss two-way discussion with the boos (in 99% of Thai companies) is not done/not allowed/ is rude and could well be punished.

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Is this discussion about a secondary school program?

at University people usually,  in my years at least, come in with basic skills and get taught advanced learning and techniques, how to verify validity of presumptions, and to measure impact and evaluate for betterment after implementation.

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Did a day course on these.  Nothing new if you are older, experienced and have seen other self-help stuff.  But for young people, and especially people from cultures that don't encourage critical thinking, it seems like a good idea.

 

Just be careful what you wish for.

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