All Nature is Synergistic
Ecology is a word which basically describes the synergism in nature -- everything is related to
everything else. It's in the relationship that creative powers are maximized, just as the real power in these Seven Habits is in their relationship to each other, not just in the individual habits themselves.
THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE Brought to you by FlyHeart The relationship of the parts is also the power in creating a synergistic culture inside a family or an
organization. The more genuine the involvement, the more sincere and sustained the participation in
analyzing and solving problems, the greater the release of everyone's creativity, and of their
commitment to what they create. This, I'm convinced, is the essence of the power in the Japanese
approach to business, which has changed the world marketplace.
Synergy works; it's a correct principle. It is the crowning achievement of all the previous habits.
It is effectiveness in an interdependent reality -- it is teamwork, team building, the development of
unity and creativity with other human beings.
Although you cannot control the paradigms of others in an interdependent interaction or the
synergistic process itself, a great deal of synergy is within your Circle of Influence.
Your own internal synergy is completely within the circle. You can respect both sides of your own
nature -- the analytical side and the creative side. You can value the difference between them and use that difference to catalyze creativity.
You can be synergistic within yourself even in the midst of a very adversarial environment. You
don't have to take insults personally. You can sidestep negative energy; you can look for the good in
others and utilize that good, as different as it may be, to improve you point of view and to enlarge your perspective.
You can exercise the courage in interdependent situations to be open, to express your ideas, your
feelings, and your experiences in a way that will encourage other people to be open also.
You can value the difference in other people. When someone disagrees with you, you can say,
"Good! You see it differently." You don't have to agree with them; you can simply affirm them. And you can seek to understand.
When you see only two alternatives -- yours and the "wrong" one -- you can look for a synergistic Third Alternative. There's almost always a Third Alternative, and if you work with a win-win
philosophy and really seek to understand, you usually can find a solution that will be better for
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