How you Should Manage Yourself (Drucker)
Paula Kokare, Project Manager, Switzerland, Premium Member
Peter Drucker (1999) emphasises several components of effective self-management. The underlying principle of one-own’s self management is identification and development of one’s STRENGTHS instead of focusing on improvement of one’s weaknesses. Giving a careful consideration to and answering the following questions are the main components of effective self-management:
- WHAT ARE MY STRENGTHS: the most effective way to discover these is carrying out regular feedback analysis, i.e. tracking and comparing expectations of own performance to actual results achieved. This will enable not only identifying strengths but also noticing if your arrogance is a barrier to your own development in certain areas.
- HOW DO I PERFORM: this includes figuring out questions such as:
- Am I a reader or a listener?
- Do I learn better by reading or writing?
- Do I work better alone or in teams?
- If so, in what relationships with the team members?
- Do I perfo...