Bsbwor501B Essay

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Unit Title: BSBWOR501B: Manage personal work priorities and professional development Activity 1 1 What characteristics do you believe a positive role model in the workplace should demonstrate? I believe the 10 characteristics you do need to be a positive role model are. * Integrity/Honesty * Positive energy * Good work priorities * Courageous (prepared to have ago at something new) * Committed and dedicated hard worker * Can think outside the box * Goal orientation * Can encourage others * Staying level headed * Approachable and a good listener. 2 Describe a person you have looked up to as a positive role model. What qualities in them did you admire? What made them a suitable role model? What did you learn from them? When I worked in Disability Employment, my area Manager was a person I greatly admired and looked up to. Merle was a working mother with three children and a partner who worked away from town. The qualities I admired most were:- * Merle always had a positive attitude and always had, or made time, for the staff . * she was able to explain tasks and demonstrate what was required to complete the tasks in a manner that everyone was able to understand. * Merle always provided feedback with a positive attitude, yes even bad feedback news/results. * She was confident in her own role as well as the roles that we had to fulfil, and our abilities to achieve the required outcomes. * Merle was able to get me to go the extra mile when needed without making hard to achieve. Because Merle was always positive, friendly and outgoing she was very easy to approach, Her knowledge and skills where very high and she was always ready to help if needed. In my mind this is what made her such a fantastic role model. The main thing I learnt from Merle is “Leave work at work and home at home”, this was a favorite saying of hers’ , basically she

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