Votre comportementWhat is self-management?

  • You keep your emotions under control
  • You display honesty, integrity and trustworthiness in your working relationships
  • You are adaptable and demonstrate flexibility in adapting to changing situations or overcoming obstacles
  • You have the drive to improve performance to meet inner standards of excellence
  • You show initiative so that you can act and seize opportunities
  • You are optimistic and are able to see the upside when things happen

Professional and ethical approaches to self-management

One of the most important elements of self-management in the workplace is to ensure that you behave in a professional and ethical manner at all times.

The Oxford English Reference dictionary defines the terms as follows:

  • Professionalism is "the qualities or typical features of a profession or of professionals, especially competence, skill, etc"
  • Ethics is "the rules of conduct recognised as appropriate to a particular profession or area of life"

Examples of behaviours and characteristics that indicate professionalism

A commitment to equal opportunities
Fairness, impartiality and consistency
Effective communicator
Honesty and integrity
Calm under pressure
Awareness of the environment
Strategic thinker
Champion of development

Professional development plan

Throughout your career, it is important that you maintain and enhance your knowledge, expertise and competence according to a plan formulated to your needs. One of our career coaches can support you in developing your PDP (personal development plan). If you would like to know more, do feel free to contact us.

Your PDP involves a combination of approaches, ideas and techniques that will enable you to manage your learning, growth and development.

Formal sources of PDP

  • Formal study (depending on your profession you can refer to the appropriate body, ie an HR profession can refer to the CIPD programme)
  • Vocational training courses
  • Seminars (eg employment law updates)
  • FlexiJobs workshops
  • Sector/industry events
  • Newspapers and webinars
  • CD-roms, e-learning courses
  • Networking
  • Company committees and projects
  • Shadowing and role-modelling
  • Coaching and mentoring at work