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The underpinning theory ______________________________________________________ Covey's seven habits (Covey, 1989) connect the leader's outer habits with the inner capability, which he labels `endowments': Habit 1: Be proactive. Know what needs to be done and decide to do it. Do not be driven by circumstances. (Needs self-awareness and self- knowledge.) Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind. Have a clear sense of what you are trying to achieve in each year, month, day, moment. (Needs imagina- tion and conscience.) Habit 3: Put first things first. This is about organizing how you spend your time in line with Habit 2. He talks about looking at level of urgency and level of importance of activities, and comments that we spend too much time responding to urgent issues. (Needs willpower.) Habit 4: Think win-win. Manage all interactions with the assumption