“Excellence is not an act, but a habit”- is the famous quote of Aristotle. To excel as a leader, one should acquire good habits. There are seven and eight habits of highly effective people of leaders discussed by various authors. This study predominantly focuses upon the habits that exist among MBA students to foster their leadership effectiveness. Therefore 18 Colleges in Kanyakumari district which offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses are selected as universe. Hence the sample size is 180 consist of 10 respondents from each college. The results are purely out the perception of the students themselves. It is also found that how far students are aware of their strength and weakness. It may be concluded that educational institutions should initiate steps to enhance the leadership qualities and abilities of the younger generation.
Key Words: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Think Win-Win, Put First Things First, Seek First to Understand, Synergize, Sharpen the Saw, Find Your Voice and Inspire Others to Find Theirs