Self-Management

Posted: February 19, 2014 in Rat Race
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The workplace landscape is changing. Economic volatility in the market place, intergenerational groups working together, intended or not, and the definition of one’s own back yard now encompasses China, Europe or Africa. Take your pick.

Yet there is one thing that does not change and that is how people act, react, acclimate, or rebel in the Corporate Hood. The Baby Boomers say “I paved my own way,” Generation Xers says, “Can’t you see you are in my way,” and the Millennials say “I need you to get out of my way.” These phrases reveal much about what they think and do but little about how they manage themselves.

In John C. Maxwell’s book “Success 101,” he outlines seven things each person must manage. I like his suggestions because they are timeless and place the onus on the one who has the power to implement them: the person in the mirror. Regardless of age, each group is challenged to manage their own perceptions as well as themselves.

1. Manage your emotions
2. Manage your time
3. Manage your priorities
4. Manage your energy
5. Manage your thinking
6. Manage your words
7. Manage your personal life

Reference
Maxwell, John C. (2008). Success 101. What every leader needs to know. Nashville: Thomas Nelson

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Comments
  1. Susan P says:

    Wow! That is a mouthful. Some of those behaviors have already crept into the lives of the older and not-so-wiser folks out there.

  2. Very interesting. I love all the manages. Now, I must do it!

  3. The Dancing Rider says:

    I really like the illustration of the phrases which have changed over time! That says it all!

  4. Bethy says:

    Good advice even if you aren’t in the corporate world!

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