Effectiveness Quotient

The Personal Effectiveness Quotient Assessment (PEQ) was developed by Stephen Covey.  It is designed to help you determine how well your current behaviors align with the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

If you have not assessed your effectiveness lately, now is the perfect time to do so.  

Just follow the directions at this link or click the "button" below. (Please make sure to get a copy of your results.)  

After completing the assessment, please return here for ways to leverage the information and enhance your personal effectiveness.

Effectiveness Quotient

Good job!  Now that you have completed the assessment, take a look at your Personal Effectiveness Quotient.  

You will have an "Overall Score" and a score for each of the 7 Habits.  The overall score is a composite of the habits, which can be grouped into the following categories:

First and foremost, think of this as a baseline.  Then use it as a springboard from which you can improve your level of effectiveness.   

Private Victory

Private Victory gives an indication of self-mastery, how well you stay focused on your highest priorities and use your personal resources wisely.

They show up in being proactive, beginning with the end in mind and putting first things first.  

As you discipline yourself and develop these habits,  you will realize increasing levels of personal effectiveness.  At some point, these habits will become such a way of life for you that they will seem effortless.

Public Victory

Habits 4-6, Public Victory, speaks to the strength of your interpersonal skills.  

It reflects your ability to work well with others and be a team player, without compromising your values.  

It indicates your willingness to listen and be open to the opinions and ideas of others.    

Sharpen The Saw

Sharpen the Saw reflects your ability to live a balanced life, revealing how well you take care of your "whole" self:

  • Spiritually, 
  • Physically, 
  • Mentally 
  • Emotionally

What Now?

Take a look at your results.  Congratulate yourself on what you are doing well.  (Plan to keep on doing that.)

Then identify areas you can improve.  As a starting point, choose one habit to work on at a time.  Once you see improvement in that one, retake the assessment, then work on the next area for improvement.

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Want To Know More?

If you have not done so already, please take a look at:

Once you do that, please consider investing in your growth and development by purchasing the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  It is a "must have" for your library if you are serious about increasing your personal effectiveness quotient.

Let me know how it goes!

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