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Acta Commercii

On-line version ISSN 1684-1999
Print version ISSN 1680-7537

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STEYN, Zandri  and  VAN STADEN, Louis J.. Investigating selected self-management competencies of managers. Acta Commer. [online]. 2018, vol.18, n.1, pp.1-10. ISSN 1684-1999.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ac.v18i1.530.

ORIENTATION: Self-management serves as an essential managerial competency and entails taking responsibility for one's own actions and behaviour. The problem is that managers who do not have effective self-management competencies may affect business adversely RESEARCH PURPOSE: The study investigated selected self-management competencies of managers within the manufacturing industry of South Africa. MOTIVATION FOR THE STUDY: The researchers wanted to focus on selected self-management competencies of managers rather than all the managerial competencies. RESEARCH DESIGN, APPROACH AND METHOD: A quantitative research method was employed by following a descriptive design and data were obtained using a well-structured self-administered questionnaire. MAIN FINDING: The results revealed that a significant and positive relation exists between managers' integrity and ethical conduct, and between personal drive and resilience, as well as a significant positive relationship between work-life balance on the one hand and self-awareness and self-development on the other - all of which are components of their self-management competency. PRACTICAL/MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS: For managers to contribute to the success of a business, it is essential that they succeed in applying self-management competencies to distinguish them from their competitors. CONTRIBUTION/VALUE-ADD: No previous studies could be found investigating the relationship between integrity and ethical conduct, and between personal drive and resilience, as well as between work-life balance on the one hand and self-awareness and self-development on the other.

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