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Circle of influence

Circle of influence

As you could see in the previous steps, working as a student at a university has many benefits and can lead to many opportunities. But it also has its limitations.

For instance: you can only influence so much. And you can only pay attention to so much. So what exactly do you have influence on?

In this video, Jon will explain the theory of the circle of influence. The circle of influence can help you in determining what to focus on in your function as a student assistant.

View Jon’s profile on FutureLearn.


  • Covey, S. R. (2004). The 7 habits of highly effective people: Restoring the character ethic. New York, NY: Free Press.
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