How to Be a Star Performer: Self Management

Jul 30, 2019

By Sunday Tollefson, MBA, PMP® 

This week's micro-learning subject is the third of a nine-part series from the book "How to Be a Star at Work: 9 Breakthrough Strategies You Need to Succeed" by Robert E. Kelley.

The third strategy is SELF MANAGEMENT. But not just any self-management, this is personallized method, productivity techniques, and work quality management. 

Here are  traits that star performers share. Star performers:

  • Learn how to add value to the critical path (think capital in terms of growing profits or reducing losses) is for the organization.

  • Choose work that allows them to leverage who they are, use their talents, get into flow, and experience job satisfaction.

  • Review their personal productivity and devise ways to increase personal effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Borrow innovative techniques and methods for better self management, observing work routines of others.

  • Experiment with changes in their work routine to develop productive habits, try new approaches, and evaluate their effectiveness. 

  • Make a compelling case to management for changing job descriptions that restrict them from the work the do best. 

  • Adopt behaviors that allow them to minimize interruptions in their work day. 

  • Avoid time killer crises by planning for problems.

  • Develop procrastination-busting work habits and build enjoyable work around drudge tasks.

  • Accept unproductive work periods, and know how to break out of a slump.

  • Know their own productivity patterns and work with them.

Fall off your bosses radar screen as someone who has to be "managed." Instead, own your productivity and control your work life freedom. 

Get your free Promotion Estimator Worksheet here to help you decide what you REALLY need to adjust to move on up. It's not what you think.



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