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POSEC method to organize your work/life tasks

POSEC is an acronym that stands for prioritizing by Organizing, Streamlining, Economizing and Contributing, which shall help you to focus our attention on your daily responsibilities. The POSEC method can be summarized as a method to break the main goals into smaller sub goals and tasks, which makes it easier to address one sub goal after another until the main goal is finally accomplished.

Identify your personal and work-related priorities

This is a key step in the process. Think carefully about outcomes that are important to you. Write them down, being as specific as possible. Specify exactly what you want to accomplish and by when. If you have multiple priorities in the same area (personal or professional), try to select only one or two initially, or try to rank them as to importance. Trying to work on too many at the same time will increase, rather than lower, your stress level.

Always prepared for unplanned

In personal time management, you always face some unexpected events or unpredictable delays that leave less time to the planned activities than you initially planned. The more clear priorities you have each day, the more prepared you are for such unpredictable situations.

Communication Ability = Promotability

Many employers complain that nobody who works for them can write a simple paragraph. Paul Goodman, Vice President and Senior Recruiter at Citigroup, says strong writing skills are a “tiebreaker” in deciding whom to hire:If I have two job candidates in front of me, equally qualified except that one can write well and the other can’t, I’ll hire the one who can every time.


In practice the Stress Management could be compared with playing soulful music. Beautiful music can be presented only if a musician empathizes with the composer and learn how to play the particular instrument or to listen to the other’s play. Similarly, Stress Management program needs to be studied in depth beforehand by employers/employees, and only after that,it actually can be implemented.


procrastination is a problem for many people. A persistent effort is necessary to overcome it.People procrastinate for many reasons, such as fear of failure or even fear of success. Spend some time thinking about if and why you procrastinate, and about the types of projects that you usually put off. Important projects are often put off because the project is overwhelming or unpleasant.Suggestions for coping with procrastination are the salami technique, the balance-sheet method, and the development of new time-management habits.


The culture and relationships in a organization is the combination of emotions, feelings, beliefs and values make up what might be described as the emotional capital of the organization. There is a need to attract and retain the best people, to provide higher standards of service for increasingly sophisticated and demanding customers, both employees and employers, with greater levels of change and innovation, new management and career structures and more complex decision-making. Pride, commitment, excitement, trust and determination are elements of the emotional context in which leaders work and the capabilities of the employees in a company, including their emotional intelligence, are the only sustainable competitive advantage the company has.

The Emotional Side of Leadership

Their first question asked what kinds of decisions evoked an emotional response. Approaching two-thirds of the responses were related to dismissal for either a poor fit with current job responsibilities, financial reasons, sexual harassment or poor job performance. A quarter of these cases were with personal friends. These all took an emotional toll on the leader.

The ‘Four Cornerstones of Emotional Intelligence’

there is a massive untapped human capacity at work when people’s emotions are not involved. Building increased trust, loyalty and commitment comes from bringing out the best in people through respecting them as individuals, valuing them as people, and accountability, that is, in creating a challenging working environment, which acknowledges emotions. Increasing people’s energy and effectiveness under pressure at work is about mobilizing the best in people through their increased alertness, stamina and exceptional attentiveness. The productive use of emotional intelligence results in all those in a school being committed emotionally to greatly improved learning for children.

Emotional Intelligence (EI)

Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive, integrate, understand and reflectively manage your own and other people’s feelings. It is allied with many of the other personal characteristics and skills which this book deals with as a basis for professional development and personal integrity. This chapter explores the characteristics and capabilities of those who think intuitively about emotion at a high level so that you can develop and enhance your emotional intelligence.

The three interpersonal needs

Our interpersonal needs determine how much Inclusion, Control and Affection
behaviour we initiate and how much we like others to initiate. Those behaviours
that we push out in the direction of others are expressed behaviours, and those behaviours that we would like others to push in our direction wanted behaviours.


It is recommended that you keep a personal journal and develop a professional portfolio. These might provide an opportunity for developing skills in online recording and presentation. The personal journal is based on the reflective practitioner model of professional development which allows you to explore your feelings, your thoughts and ideas and your action-tendencies, but linked to research and theory.


There are stages that many people go through when starting a new job. The initial excitement is accompanied by remembering what you are missing from the
last job, in particular the security. In coming to terms with the scope of new job,
there may be questioning and self-doubt about your capacity to succeed. You will
be trying out new ways of working, as you gain confidence in your performance
and grow into the job. On entry into a new role or a new environment you will
need to recognize the need to understand and manage new networks and relationships.

Self-acceptance at work

We are not always secure in our ‘identity’, particularly when there is some challenge to its integrity. What is central as the basis for professional and personal development is the willing acceptance of the self. The self has an existence with distinctive traits or characteristics and is related to your identity, a basis for your self-esteem, self-confidence, self-respect and self-regard. Self-affirmation is important for personal success. Irrational and negative beliefs are damaging.

Some general points of networking

 Whilst networking always be professional and never gossip, especially about current or former colleagues. Remember those who gossip to you will gossip about you!
 If you have business cards, remember to have them with you when you go networking externally, and take a pen to write down any notes on the card that may be appropriate writing down information also makes the other person feel more important.
 Your appearance should be smart and professional, including your grooming as well as your clothes.