March 28, 2018
Dr. Stephen Covey’s international bestselling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has maintained a place atop the must-reads for successful business people, selling more than 25 million copies, since its release more than 25 years ago. It claims to have transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators, parents, and students alike. Judging by its continued popularity, it would be hard to argue with their proclamations.
Good habits, whether in business or in your personal life, work. The difficulty lies in establishing the right set of habits and then having the discipline to carry them forward consistently. The secret to Covey’s success is that he provides a framework to follow. These are guiding principles where readers could fill in their own specifics and establish the habits that would lead to their own success.
We’ve taken on Covey’s theory and applied it directly to you, the network engineer. You can also read our version of Good to Great: Why Some Network Engineers Make the Leap . . . And Others Don’t to understand the five critical factors that determine the difference for network engineers.
So, what are the habits that will make you a more successful network engineer? Here is our take. If you think you have something better, please let us know!
Experts say that it takes 21 days for something to become a habit. If you implement the habits outlined above you will find that your abilities as an effective network engineers will only increase.
Agree or disagree with our list of necessary habits? Let us know.