Self-Management brings organizational structure to an enterprise spontaneously. Individual Colleagues, directed by their Personal Commercial Mission, are principally responsible for organizing their relationships. Their Personal Commercial Mission is their “boss.” The managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling are the personal responsibility of each Colleague.
Self-Management, simply stated, is an organizational model wherein the traditional functions of a manager (planning, coordinating, controlling, staffing and directing) are pushed out to all participants in the organization instead of just to a select few. Each member of the organization is personally responsible for forging their own personal relationships, planning their own work, coordinating their actions with other members, acquiring requisite resources to accomplish their mission, and for taking corrective action with respect to other members when needed.
Twelve Rules for Self-Management:
1.Live by your values, whatever they are.
2.Speak up! No one can “hear” what you’re thinking without you be willing to stand up for it.
3.Honor your own good word, and keep the promises you make.
4.When you ask for more responsibility, expect to be held fully accountable.
5.Don’t expect people to trust you if you aren’t willing to be trustworthy for them first and foremost.
6.Be more productive by creating good habits and rejecting bad ones.
7.Have a good work ethic, for it seems to be getting rare today.
8.Be interesting. Read voraciously, and listen to learn, then teach and share everything you know.
9.Be nice. Be courteous, polite and respectful. Be considerate
10.Be self-disciplined. That’s what adults are supposed to “grow up” to be.
11.Don’t be a victim .
12.Keep healthy and take care of yourself.