Magic City Morning Star

Advertising | RSS Feed | About Us 

Last Updated: May 27, 2015 - 4:20:03 PM 

An eclectic mix of news and information
Staff Login
Donate towards our web hosting bill!

Front Page 
  News
  -- Local
  -- State
  -- National
  Community
  Business
  -- IRS News
  -- Win at Work
  Education
  -- History
  Tech Notes
  Entertainment
  -- Comics
  International
  -- R.P. BenDedek
  -- Kenneth Tellis
  Outdoors
  Sports
  Features
  -- M Stevens-David
  -- Down the Road
  Christianity
  Today in History
  Opinion
  -- Editor's Desk
  -- Guest Column
  -- Scheme of Things
  -- Michael Devolin
  -- Tom DeWeese
  -- Ed Feulner
  -- Jim Kouri
  -- Julie Smithson
  -- J. Grant Swank
  -- Doug Wrenn
  Letters
  Agenda 21
  Book Reviews
  -- Old Embers
  Notices
  Archive
  Discontinued


Web Directory Reviews
WDR Directory of Directories
Restore The Republic - The Home of the Freedom Movement!

Win at Work

Winning at Working--The Next Essential Skill
By Nan S. Russell
May 27, 2015 - 4:15:04 PM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page
"Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running." Those words from Olympic swimmer and author Sarah Connor capture the essence of a skill those wanting to thrive in the new world of work need.

We live in a world with constant interruptions, interesting internet rabbit holes to explore, and mobile apps to try. There's more information than we can possibility absorb, consider, and read; more activities than we can ever do in a lifetime. Thriving in today's world requires us to self-manage, or we can drown in a sea of busyness, with our time used up and our results minimal.

There is plenty to keep us busy - we know that. But, people who are winning at working know how to self-manage that busyness from the inside-out around their needs, desires, challenges, talents, and aspirations. They understand the choices they make determine the results they get.

Self-managing people display common sense, but also uncommonly practiced behaviors that enable them to be winning at working. Here are 10 examples:

1. They know what they want and work towards achieving it, using the power of incremental progress.

2. They embrace learning, personal growth, and well-being. They compete with themselves, working to improve who they are, what they can do, achieve, or contribute.

3. They're worthy of trust; they're dependable, reliable, and consistently good to their word. If they say they'll do it, they do it, or tell you ahead that they can't.

4. They set boundaries for themselves, making time for what matters to them while understanding that life's ebbs and flows can change their priorities.

5. They operate from the inside out with self-managing essentials such as self-trust, enhanced awareness, self-direction, and reflective choices.

6. They invest time in fixing the problem, training the new person, figuring out new or better ways, and “stopping the bleeding” before moving forward.

7. They do what needs to be done, whether they like the task or not.

8. They're self-motivated and engaged, with what others might call “drive” or “passion.” They want to make a difference with their work and life.

9. They're contributors to the common good, not myopically self-focused, with a “big” team mentality; they help and assist others, build strong relationships, and share their knowledge and talents willingly.

10. They use, enjoy, and invest their time thoughtfully. They have a make-it-happen mindset and are highly productive.

Self-managing people who are winning at working do, while others talk of doing. They plan their day, while others let their day plan them. They motivate themselves, while others wait for someone or something to motivate them. They know the results they get are not about the time they have, but the choices they make in how they use it.

If you want to be winning at working and thrive in today's crazy, busy world, the next essential skill you need to learn is the art of self-management.

(c) 2015 Nan S. Russell.  All rights reserved.

Nan Russell is an award winning author of four books. Her latest is Trust, Inc.: How to Create a Business Culture that Will Ignite Passion, Engagement, and Innovation (2014). More about her and her work at www.nanrussell.com.

© Copyright 2002-2014 by Magic City Morning Star

Error: Program was unable to connect to the MySQL database 'artman' on 'mysql.katahdincommons.com'. The reason given was: Unknown MySQL server host 'mysql.katahdincommons.com' (0)


Top of Page

Win at Work
Latest Headlines
Winning at Working--Convenient Mistruths
Winning at Working--Simple Solutions
Winning at Working--The Not-Me Syndrome
Winning at Work--Perpetuated Myths
Winning at Working--The Next Essential Skill

A Dinosaur of Education - a blog by James Fabiano.
Shobe Studios
Wysong Foods - Pets and People Too

Google
 
Web magic-city-news.com