Maturity

A frame of mind which seeks mutual benefit in all interactions
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What does “Win-Win” really mean and what do I do about
developing a Win-Win mind set?
In his best-seller “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” Steven Covey defines Win-Win as a frame of mind which constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions.
Win-Win means that agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial, mutually satisfying.
With a Win-Win solution, all parties feel good about the decision and feel committed to the action plan.
Win-Win sees life as a cooperative, not a competitive arena. Most people tend to think in terms of dichotomies: strong or weak, hardball or softball, win or lose. But that kind of thinking is fundamentally flawed, because it is based on power and position rather than principle.
Win-Win is based on the paradigm that there is plenty for everybody, that one person’s success is not achieved at the expense or exclusion of the success of others.
Win-Win is a belief in the third alternative. It’s not your way or my way; it’s a better way, a higher way.
To grow a Win-Win mind set, you need to focus on the development of three character traits:
Integrity
Integrity means:
Treating everyone by the same set of principles.
Conforming reality to our words – keeping promises
and fulfilling expectations.
Being loyal to those who are not present.
Maturity
Maturity is the balance between courage and consideration. Expressing feelings and convictions with courage balanced with consideration for the feelings and convictions of another person requires maturity, particularly if the issue is very important to both parties.
An Abundance Mentality
An abundance mentality flows from a deep inner sense of personal worth and security. It is a paradigm that states that this is a world of plenty and that there is enough for everybody. It results in the sharing of prestige, of recognition, of profits, of decision making. It opens possibilities, options, alternatives and creativity.

A frame of mind which seeks mutual benefit in all interactions

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I Ask

What does “Win-Win” really mean and what do I do about

developing a Win-Win mind set?

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I Answer

In his best-seller The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey defines Win-Win as a frame of mind which constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions.

  • Win-Win means that agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial, mutually satisfying.
  • With a Win-Win solution, all parties feel good about the decision and feel committed to the action plan.
  • Win-Win sees life as a cooperative, not a competitive arena. Most people tend to think in terms of dichotomies: strong or weak, hardball or softball, win or lose. But that kind of thinking is fundamentally flawed, because it is based on power and position rather than principle.
  • Win-Win is based on the paradigm that there is plenty for everybody, that one person’s success is not achieved at the expense or exclusion of the success of others.
  • Win-Win is a belief in the third alternative. It’s not your way or my way; it’s a better way, a higher way.
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I Explain

To grow a Win-Win mind set, you need to focus on the development of three character traits:

1. Integrity

Integrity means:

  • Treating everyone by the same set of principles.
  • Conforming reality to our words – keeping promises and fulfilling expectations.
  • Being loyal to those who are not present.

2. Maturity

Maturity is the balance between courage and consideration. Expressing feelings and convictions with courage balanced with consideration for the feelings and convictions of another person requires maturity, particularly if the issue is very important to both parties.

3. An Abundance Mentality

An abundance mentality flows from a deep inner sense of personal worth and security. It is a paradigm that states that this is a world of plenty and that there is enough for everybody. It results in the sharing of prestige, of recognition, of profits, of decision making. It opens possibilities, options, alternatives and creativity.

Building a career is similar to starting a small business
We have found that being a career builder one face very much the same risks as when starting a small business. Some of the most compelling risks when starting a small business include:
The maturity of the concept used when starting a small business
The strength of the team starting a small business
Supply chain maturity and stability
The network supporting one in starting a small business
Certainty and clarity on the distribution channel
Proven demand from an identified end client
Are emotional hooks on the end client, suppliers and the support channel in place in place?
Does the purposed concept fit with the end clients’ expectations?
We have built many businesses and hope to bring this knowledge to a global audience of career builders. We are currently in the process of packaging this knowledge to fit the needs of a career builder. This knowledge will also be of great value to small business owners. We will keep our visitors up to date via our RSS feed and ezine.
For more on the risks of a business please visit:
The risks of business on Alephsynergy.com
The stages of growth in an entrepreneurial company (W&T guide)
We will keep you updated via our RSS feed.

Building a career is similar to starting a small business

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We have found that being a career builder one face very much the same risks as when starting a small business.

Some of the most compelling risks when starting a small business include:

  • The maturity of the concept used when starting a small business.
  • The strength of the team starting a small business.
  • Supply chain maturity and stability.
  • The network supporting one in starting a small business.
  • Certainty and clarity on the distribution channel.
  • Proven demand from an identified end client.
  • Are emotional hooks on the end client, suppliers and the support channel in place?
  • Does the proposed concept fit with the end clients’ expectations?

We have built many businesses and hope to bring this knowledge to a global audience of career builders. We are currently in the process of packaging this knowledge to fit the needs of a career builder. This knowledge will also be of great value to small business owners.

For more on the risks of a business please visit:

The risks of business on Alephsynergy.com

The stages of growth in an entrepreneurial company