Principles of Personal Management
Self-management requires vision + focus —> it then becomes the key of the second creation; living out the habits.
What is one thing I can do that if I did it regularly, would make a tremendous positive difference in my personal life?
Probably running. I need that space for reflection, and I believe the discipline of running builds character
^ That but for my professional life?
Documentation and writing things down more often. It would benefit my teammates, myself, and new hires.
Act with integrity to the vision and principles that I have set before myself.
The burning yes allows me to say no to other things.
Focus not on things and time, but on relationships and accomplishing results
AHA! they are the answers to the questions above.
The Pareto Principle: Focus on the important and not urgent.
The foundation of discipline is built on self-awareness and proper direction (principles). Only then can we direct our No's to the unimportant.
Imagine the Kanban board but guided by principles. It is prioritization and planning in the context of my principles and meaning in life.
Management Tool! Jira! What does it need to have?
- Focus on Quadrant II
- A People/Relationship Dimension
Tie weekly goals with principles
Figure these things out once a week
- Identify Roles
- Select Goals
Subordinate my schedule to my values with integrity.
Remember the nature of people and relationships. Effectiveness, not efficiency,
The Four for Five
- Principle Centered
- Conscience Directed (subordinate w/ integrity)
- Defines my mission via long term goals
- Balance via identifying roles
- Greater context via weekly planning
Delegation is critical to management and effectiveness
Gofer vs Stewardship Delegation
Gofer is unsustainable; delegation in a producer mindset
Stewardship is built on trust. It relies on mutual understanding and commitment in 5 areas:
- Desired results
Status is measured by how busy you are.
We have yet to develop good metrics for measuring the productivity of knowledge workers