The 8th habit and Strategy 1

Interesting that I have started reading Covey’s “8th Habit” and, this morning, he talks about his 4 intelligences/capacities.
They are:
a. Mental Intelligence (IQ) – what we can do with our brains
b. Physical/Economic Intelligence (PQ) – what we can do with our bodies
c. Emotional/Social Intelligence (EQ) – what we can do with our hearts
d. Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) – what we can do with our soul
And that the “complete” person is able to engage all 4 in an effective way to “live, learn, love and leave a legacy” (that was the 7 habits outcome) and to “find your voice and inspire others to find their voice” – the 8th habit.
I realise that, in Strategy 1 of my own programmes, I ask for the annual retreat to engage all 4 intelligences.
IQ = 3 -year vision
PQ = 12-month plan and 90-day goals and spreadsheets
EQ = personal and professional mission statements
SQ = work/life balance = calendar


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.