Chapter ThreeThe Challenges of Teaching Self-Management

How many of your employees always come to work a little early, stay a little late, make very good use of their time, use good systems to stay organized, make good decisions, and generally gets things done? Most managers I talk to have very few employees who are such masters of self-management. More likely, they have direct reports who sometimes come in a little late or leave a little early, take too many breaks, miss deadlines, waste other people’s time, lose track of information, and/or become stymied by decision making.

The more an employee struggles with the fundamentals of self-management, the less work that person is going get done and the more errors he is going to make. Of that ...

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