Nothing will make a better impression on your leader than your ability to manage yourself. If your leader must continually expend energy managing you, then you will be perceived as someone who drains time and energy. If you manage yourself well, however, your boss will see you as someone who maximizes opportunities and leverages personal strengths. That will make you someone your leader turns to when the heat is on.
Table 1-1 suggests ways to lead yourself well.
TABLE 1-1: Leading Yourself
|What to Do||How to Do It|
Manage your emotions
It is especially critical ...