Managing self and managing others :
‘Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves – their strengths, their values, and how they best perform.’ —P. F. Drucker
Managing others starts with managing yourself. It requires both reflection and self-awareness. It takes courage to hold up the mirror and evaluate the person on the other side. The better understanding you have of yourself, the more you will benefit in leading others and creating successful teams. To do so, you need to be able to answer the following questions: What are my strengths and weaknesses? What drives me? In reflecting on your own self-management, how might you impart your strengths, weaknesses and drivers on those you manage? Furthermore, how might you translate your management to the organisation’s strategic objectives at large?
Drucker P. F. (2005) ‘Managing oneself’, Harvard Business Review: The Best of HBR, January, pp. 100-109. Available from: https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cb/pl/26502977/26503011/841b7b3d0af70193d6feb8a92be2ce4f (Accessed: 15 August 2014).