Self control is a challenging yet immensely rewarding trait to cultivate as a manager and a leader in your organization. This is one quality that pays dividends regardless of your title and responsibility at work.
As a manager you undoubtedly face a myriad of stressful situations on a daily basis. However, I will also say that if you think about it you usually have a good sense of the types of situations that “trigger” you into losing self-control. (Stressful meetings, missed deadlines by your teams, constructive feedback by your manager, upset client, etc). Having this first-hand knowledge of your triggers is actually beneficial as it allows us to proactively plan a response when they do arise. (more…)