Sustainability and You
You hear the word sustainability
bandied about in articles and on the
news when talk turns to large business
or new technologies. Most of us are
familiar with the term when it comes to
ecology and our continued existence, but
what about when you apply the term to us
the base of personal sustainability is
Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Once
physiological, safety, love and
belonging, and esteem needs are
satisfied, the very top of Maslow's
hierarchy is self-actualization -- our
growth, self-awareness, and
understanding of who we are. If we look
at it through the Project Management
lens, we can see how self-actualization
makes a team or organization more
- These are the people who are
self-assured, confident, and have a
clear perception of reality.
- Team members who are self-starters
can get the job done and bounce back
when faced with challenges.
peak performance - Because these
folks see the possibilities, they
can achieve the highest levels of
performance in all pursuits.
Mastering Project Management is one way
to sustain peak performance. When team
members successfully manage and complete
projects, they create the habit of
sustainable peak performance when doing
the best job becomes the norm not the
exception. Here are some ways to become
more personally sustainable.
Learn more about how self-actualization
can help your team and other ways to
become more personally sustainable in
Know How Network article and check
out our second article,
The Characteristics of Sustainability, to
discover how to achieve sustainability.
daily. Whenever you can, learn
something new or experience
something you haven't tried before.
Go for it!
your true self. Say what you
think and feel out loud.
responsibility for everything you do
and say. Owning what you say and
do is a powerful way to clear your
mind and make room for progress and