The topic of personal mastery has fascinated people for centuries, and the interest in it is only growing as a lot of people try to find balance between highly productive work and happy life outside the workplace.
In the past 30 years the concept of “personal mastery” received interest not only from individuals but also from organizations, when Peter M. Senge, PhD first wrote about it in 1990 in his book “The Fifth Discipline. The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization”. Peter Senge, who is a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, views personal mastery from the organizational perspective and calls it one of the attributes of a learning organization.
What does personal mastery involve?
In simple words, “personal mastery” refers to a set of strategies and tools to help you live and perform at your peak. As your personal mastery increases, you are able to produce high quality results in all spheres of your life as well as understand and further improve the strategies and tools you used to produce these results.
Self-mastery includes but is not limited to the following skills
— Creating vision;
— Setting effective goals;
— Helpful habits and behaviors;
— Emotional intelligence;
— Emotional Resilience;
— Productivity and Time-Effectiveness.
Who needs to increase personal mastery?
Everyone does. It’s helpful to notice and recognize the impact our thinking patterns, emotions and behaviors have on the people and situations around us and what we are getting in the result.
Personal mastery can help you improve:
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As coaches we know that words never stay with us as long as results of our actions, and the results that stick are the ones that come from the actions we’ve identified ourselves. Personal mastery is not possible without self-awareness. What small steps can you take to increase your own personal mastery?
Author: Luba Diasamidze
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