First published, March 2017. Updated, April 2019.
Beginning April! One quarter of the year already gone! For some, they are still planning their year while some others are evaluating their goals.
What if you take some time to scan the first three months of this year with Drucker’s Managing Oneself approach to make sure you are moving in the right direction.
By answering the question below, you will see a demonstration that personal managing principles are powerful to help you reach your goals.
I hope you could benefit from them to catch up the nine remaining months of this year. In red, I rewrote the questions that defined the year objective; In that way, you just have to write your answers and make the necessary adjustments to reach your goals.
- Know your Strengths
Questions: Do you remember key decisions you made last year and the actions taken to realize them? Write down the expected results and the real one.
2. Know how you perform
Questions: Do you learn easily by reading or listening? Do you know how you work? What are your values?
3. Know where you belong
Questions: Are you a leader or a follower? Do you enjoy working alone or in the group? How do you feel when you work with small groups or large groups?
4. Know what your contribution is
Assignment: Write down 2-4 situations you know you will face this year. It can be: finding a new job, having a career promotion or change, getting married, live abroad for 6 months to develop new skills.
5. Understand Relationship Responsibility
Question: What are you going to do to understand the people around you?
6. The Challenge of the Second Half of Your Life
Question: Do you volunteer for an NGO in your community? Can you pick another job, weekend or part-time?
7. Managing Oneself and Responsibility
Question: Do you feel a sense of responsibility when you work on your goals?
Would you like to reflect a sense of greatness people can’t explain? It’s not about the amount of money you have in your bank account, or how expensive you are dressed ….it is about the glorious future people forsee in you because of how they see you managing yourself now!
Write to me if you would like to share how far you reached your goals for the first three months of this year.
Herve Ngate. Founder/ CEO Seed4future Corporation