Managing Yourself Managing Others : Learn How to Improve Effectiveness, Productivity, and Work Satisfaction
Managing Yourself Managing Others: Learn How to Improve Effectiveness, Productivity, and Work Satisfaction by Steven Darter is about how to be a more effective manager of people and yourself and how to create an environment that brings forth the best that people have to give. For some people, the book will be about helping organizations improve performance by tapping into the heart and soul of their employees. For others, it is a book about finding a place in this world where they can feel productive and alive, where what they do has meaning, satisfaction, and a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Others might take what is learned and apply it to family and loved ones. For all, this book is about understanding and using a motivational force, unique to each individual, which can lift one to enormous heights or sink them to despair if not understood and managed well. Each person has giftedness, purpose, and an innate motivational drive, and when they uncover and use it, their life, for that moment, has a sense of congruence and fit. The more a person can operate in their motivational strike zone, which brings forth the energy and fire within, the more meaningful their life feels. The practicality of this to organizations is that when an employee is in a role that taps into their motivational strike zone the more motivated, satisfied, and productive they will be. The more an organization is seeded (at all levels) with people who do their jobs with passion, the more effective it will be. The concepts and techniques described in this book, when applied, will help create such an organization. In the course of helping the reader understand how to tap into the motivational strike zone and passion of their employees and, by doing so, how it positively impacts organizations, the book describes how one can discover their own motivational strike zone. If the reader makes this investment, he/she will become a more effective manager of others and themselves; and as a result they may find that their life will be more meaningful and their path to success easier to find. Read below what others have said about Managing Yourself Managing Others: -It has been incredible for me to see the power of good job fit. Its impact has been enormous and a key factor in our continuing success. I highly recommend SIMA and Steve's book to you" -"If you have ever questioned how some employees seem to fit so magically with their job, while other people are always at odds with theirs, Managing Yourself, Managing Others is a must read" -Steve Darter's book describes the most powerful and enduring people and self-management tool I have employed in my personal and professional life" - "Managing Yourself Managing Others contains information, insights, and understandings that will endure throughout one's business career" -"This book addresses the very core of managing and presents the finest tool I've seen that promotes human development within the work place" -"By far, the most productive assessment and personal awareness tool I have ever used." -"Regardless of where you are in your career: just starting out, somewhere in the middle or nearing the end this is a must read book. Your performance, the performance of your team, and the performance of the organization will dramatically improve if you apply the principles contained in this book" -"I have worked with Steve to profile leadership teams in two, top tier companies. To a person, executives found the process extremely valuable and insightful. They continue to use MAP profiles to make staffing decisions, configure teams, and identify appropriate stretch assignments. I recommend Steve's book to you" -"This concise and richly illustrated book is a must read for anyone interested in improving performance and enhancing motivation at work. You will find sage advice from one of the premier career consultants working today"
- Paperback | 164 pages
- 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
- 11 Aug 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Steven M Darter
Steven M Darter has been writing and speaking about motivated strengths and SIMA (The System for Motivated Abilities) and the impact it has on individual, team, and organizational productivity, effectiveness, and work satisfaction since the 1970s. He is the author of several articles: "Bringing Career Development to Religious Communities," "Know Yourself Before You Go Job-Hunting," "Save That Job: Transforming the Poor Performer," "How To Keep Careers On Track," "People Perform Better When . . ." "Succession Planning Has Changed," and the book Managing Yourself, Managing Others which has three editions. In 1975 Steve began a forty plus year career that involved evaluating and advising people-ranging from CEOs of Fortune 50 corporations to troubled teenagers, on work, career, and life issues. During that time period Steve interviewed close to 5,000 people. In each interview he used SIMA to understand the person's unique motivational design (Motivated Abilities Pattern) and best paths for success; and in some cases, what had gotten in their way. This vantage point gave Steve an unusually close-up view of how peoples' lives unfolded, including their successes and failures, and the impact of decisions they made, actions they took, beliefs they adopted, course corrections they made, regrets, feelings of disappointment and failure, and satisfaction. Along the way, from all those interviews, conversations, and observations, Steve learned about how to improve effectiveness, productivity, and work satisfaction. He is a recognized expert in helping people to understand the implications of SIMA and MAPs; and is known for his dynamic and engaging presentations, workshops, seminars, and team building sessions. Steve joined People Management Inc. (now SIMA International Inc.) in 1976, serving as president of People Management Northeast (1990-2005) and simultaneously as Chairman of People Management International, LLC (1996-1999.) In 2005 he formed People Management SMDLLC. Steve has taught a career counseling course to graduate counseling students at Saint Joseph College (SJC) and an advanced practicum on "Managing to Strengths" to MBA students at the University of Hartford. He also was the Director of Career Planning at SJC and prior helped to open and manage an insurance practice and a retail business. Steve's honors include being profiled as one of North America's top executive recruiters in the book, "The New Career Makers."