Managing Yourself Managing Others

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About the author:
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."

Managing Yourself Managing Others

Learn How to Improve Effectiveness, Productivity, and Work Satisfaction

Authored by Steven M Darter
Edition: 3

Are you highly motivated by the work you are doing? Are you are performing at your best? If you are a manger or leader, are your employees highly motivated and performing as well as they can? Through "Managing Yourself, Managing Others: How to Improve Effectiveness, Productivity, and Work Satisfaction", you will learn about SIMA (The System for Motivated Abilities) and how to apply its concepts and techniques to become a more effective manager of people and yourself. You will learn how to:

1. Tap into the heart and soul of your motivation (and that of your employees) to improve job fit, work satisfaction, and performance.

2. Select and engage in work and activity that makes you (and your employees) feel productive and alive--work that provides a sense of meaning, purpose, satisfaction, and fulfillment.

3. Create a work environment that brings forth the 'best' that people have to give, increasing the odds that your organization, teams, and employees will maximize their potential.

4. Prevent motivated strengths from becoming weaknesses that damage performance and productivity because they are not understood and managed well.

5. Apply what you have learned to family and loved ones.

Publication Date:
1514237458 / 9781514237458
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Business & Economics / Leadership

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