John Byrne - 7 habits

7 Habits of highly effective people

John Byrne – 7 habits – CEO @ Junction 21 Chauffeurs, reveals how the 7 Habits of highly effective people helped put his company on the map.

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John Byrne - CEO @ Junction 21 Chauffeurs

John’s story – The Road to Success

Having been a Taxi driver for nearly 20 years John thought it would be great to set up his own company.

As he had always dressed smart and drove a Mercedes, he thought why not set up a Chauffeur company.

At the time, John knew nothing about the business World, or indeed what skills were needed to be successful. He then discovered the 7 habits of highly effective people.

Well that was that, John Byrne bought the 7 Habits, on audio CD, all 13 discs, and as the author suggested, listened to it all the way through 5 times. Indeed, the audio book proved good company on his empty legs to and from Manchester Airport.

See the 7 habits below that put John’s company, Junction 21 Chauffeurs, on the road to success.

Be Proactive

Begin with the End in Mind

Put First Things First

Think Win-Win

Seek First to Understand, and Then Be Understood


Sharpen the Saw

Armed with the above, John created & implemented Junction 21’s mission statements which still stand to this day.

The only addition since the below is the companies new ‘When Safe Travel Matters’ policy, updated due to Covid 19.

Company mission statement

Our reputation as a trustworthy business partner is critical to our business success.

Honesty, professionalism, ethical behaviour, and integrity with our staff and clients. Our reputation with them is paramount to our success.

Our business goals are only met when mutually we make our clients successful and we are fairly rewarded. 

By getting all these right, quality, service, and corporate safety, we serve our clients’ needs successfully.

John Byrne – 7 Habits - Personal Mission Statement

Succeed at home first.

Seek and merit help.

Never compromise with honesty.

Remember the people involved.

Hear both sides before judging.

Obtain council of others.

Defend those who are absent.

Be sincere, yet decisive.

Develop 1 new proficiency a year.

Plan tomorrows work today.

Maintain a positive attitude.

Keep a sense of humour.

Be orderly in person and in work.

Do not fear mistakes, fear only the absence of creative, constructive & corrective responses to those mistakes.

Facilitate the success of subordinates.

Listen twice as much as I speak.

Concentrate all abilities & efforts on the task at hand.

Be a concerned & involved citizen, especially in the Borough I live and work, through my role as chair of ‘RRR’.

Ensure that my voice is heard & my vote is counted.

My wants will be subject to my needs & my means.

John Byrne – 7 Habits of Highly effective people

“Our business of providing Chauffeur Driven Car Hire, like so many others, has been severely affected by the economic downturn. The loss of custom has been overwhelming. 

I keep asking myself could I have done more; could I have planned better to offset the fall-out from this Force Majeure? Maybe, but I can’t think what. I guess the constant use of the word unprecedented says it all. So, after many a sleepless night, I took the decision to introduce discount codes, in the hope that this will see our much loved family business through to better times

Make no mistake, once the upturn in business travel returns, the 7 habits will help me take Junction 21 Chauffeurs to new heights’’

What are Junction 21 Chauffeurs doing to keep you safe? SAFETY GUIDANCE

Junction 21 Chauffeurs – Licensed to operate identification number PO0178