[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Self-Management is important in the overall success of the many departments and agencies at the County of Ventura, for it is individuals who make up the whole. If you have a water pitcher and your employee is holding a cup for you to fill, however your pitcher is empty, how can you sate their thirst? It is the same for the value you bring as a leader…if you have nothing to offer because you are physically, emotionally and/or mentally spent, you are not a valuable resource for your team. We invite you to listen to and read the Ted Talk and article we have uploaded. This is just the start of your journey on the path to effective self -management. The investment of time you make into yourself today will pay off tenfold tomorrow, both professionally and personally.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=vlpKyLklDDY” title=”Great Leadership starts with Self Leadership – Lars Sudmann”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”347998″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Power to the People: Why Self-Management Is Important

by Jack Suess

Today, I want to focus on the skill of self-management, something that I believe is the fundamental requirement for empowering both people and organizational success in the knowledge economy.

Before jumping in to discuss this skill, I think it is important to try to define self-management. There is ambiguity about the term, and in most discussions, self-management refers to a combination of behaviors that focus on how people manage themselves in their work and their life. For example, Daniel Goleman and his co-authors define self-management through these six traits: self-control, transparency, adaptability, achievement, initiative, and optimism… {read more}[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]