Employed speech pathologists: timeless tips to manage oneself at work

Employed speech pathologists: timeless tips to manage oneself at work

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  1. Strengths: Concentrate here. Seek and use feedback. Build skills and knowledge to bolster existing strengths.
  2. Weaknesses: Don’t waste energy, resources, and time trying to be good at everything.
  3. Respect: Say please and thank you. Know your clients’ names and ask after their families and interests.  
  4. Learning: Do you prefer reading or listening? Do you express yourself better by talking or by writing?
  5. Team player? Do you work well with teams, or alone?
  6. Decisions: Do you prefer decision-making or advising?
  7. Environment: Are you best under pressure surrounded by uncertainty, or in a highly structured, predictable environment?
  8. Personal values: Must be close enough to your employer’s values to coexist.
  9. Contribution: Where and how do you want to make a meaningful difference within the next 18 months?
  10. Communication: As speech pathologists, take responsibility for communicating with others.
  11. Act now: Strengths + self-knowledge + optimal work environment for you + meaningful contribution = career excellence.
Timeless Tips to Manage Oneself at Work

Key source: Drucker, P.F. (1999). Managing Oneself. Harvard Business Review, reprinted, January 2005.

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Man wearing glasses and a suit, standing in front of a bay

Hi there, I’m David Kinnane.

Principal Speech Pathologist, Banter Speech & Language

Our talented team of certified practising speech pathologists provide unhurried, personalised and evidence-based speech pathology care to children and adults in the Inner West of Sydney and beyond, both in our clinic and via telehealth.

David Kinnane
Speech-Language Pathologist. Lawyer. Father. Reader. Writer. Speaker.

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