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Toastmasters Speech 10: Values of Interdependence

Archian - Life, Bacolod, Architecture, Finances & DubaiValues of Interdependence: Toastmasters Speech Number 10: Inspire Your Audience

How many people do you meet in a lifetime?
10,000? 50,000? 100,000?

It depends. If your work is an isolated scientist doing experiments alone, you would meet 73,000 people. That is, if you meet 3 people a day for 67 years. Count 1 off those three, for the friends you meet at school for 10 or 11 years.

But I believe you meet more people especially if you work in PAGCOR or in Insurance. Say hi to me: you have added one more to your list. You are probably meeting 400,000 to 3 Million People in our own lifetimes.

It is crucial then that we communicate with people and collabrate with them. This is what I call Interdependence. It is no secret said Dale Carnegie, a writer on leadership, that people who are able to work happily and efficiently with other people are the most successful.

Interdependence is the process of working collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve a goal. Interdependence or Teamwork is a crucial part of a business, as it is often necessary for colleagues to work well together, trying their best in any circumstance.

We can all work alone. But success in any endeavor is vitally linked to your ability to lead teams and empower them to become interdependent. We can see this in Football where the Azkals brought us to the semifinals. No person has ever won a World Cup alone. Even individual games like golf, need a person to relate with a mentor, his coach.

Tonight I will share with you 5 Values of Interdependence. But before a person can become Interdependent, he or she should know how to be independent, “know how to to care of himself.”

These are the 6 Values of Interdependence, Three of which are geared to towards Independence.

Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey

Values of Interdependence:

1. Self Starting.
Being proactive means taking initiative, not waiting for others to act first, and being responsible for what you do. The opposite of proactive is reactive. Reactive people react to what goes on around them. Proactive people act based on principles.

Circle of Influence
Imagine a circle within a circle. The inner circle is your circle of influence and the outer circle is your circle of concern. This means that many things which you are concerned about you cannot influence. Yet there are many things which you are concerned about which you can influence. Reactive people focus on their circle of concern. Proactive people focus on their circle of influence. Being proactive also increases your circle of influence.

2. Goal Setting.
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