Reflective practice is essential to personal development and the goals and targets put in place at performance reviews can help to focus you and give you a renewed sense of ability to succeed and achieve. If needs have been identified then additional training can be arranged to help you become more effective in your role and improve your confidence. When considering reflective practice you need to be open to ideas and criticisms of others. Your should reflect on your own work and the work of others around you. You need to be constantly thinking of ways to develop and improve your practice and be able to
Step 1: Create Urgency • Identify potential threats, and develop scenarios showing what could happen in the future. • Examine opportunities that should be, or could be, exploited. • Start honest discussions, and give dynamic and convincing reasons to get people talking and thinking. • Request support from customers Step 2: Form a Powerful Coalition • Identify the true leaders in your organization. • Ask for an emotional commitment from these key people.
The competencies exercise revealed my top strengths to be leading, cooperating, coping with pressure, networking, taking initiative and innovating. I am someone who enjoys leading and developing others to achieve results. I can improve upon my critical thinking skills by knowing my strengths and accepting my weaknesses. This will also help with evaluating arguments in a meaningful way. When one knows their competencies they can step up and utilize their strengths and leverage others when needed.
Factsheet - Person Centered Planning Summary • Person Centered Planning is a way of assisting people to work out what they want; the support they require and helping them get it. • Person Centered Planning has the person at the center, is carried out in alliance with friends and family and is focused on getting real lives for people. • Person Centered planning plays a particularly important role in delivering objectives in the “Valuing People Now” document. What is Person Centered Planning? Person Centered planning is a way of enabling people to think about what they want now and in the future.
Managing my work priorities and professional development requires me to be a positive role model; have good traits; ensure my work goals and plans reflect the organisation’s; meet my job responsibilities; maintain my personal performance; prioritise my work; use technology to organise and manage my work; maintain a work-life balance; meet required competency standards; determine my developmental needs; take advantage of my learning opportunities; use feedback to improve my competence; use networks to increase my knowledge and develop relationships, and ensure that I acquire new skills to maintain my competitive edge. A good role model is someone who others can look up to and admire. They take leadership on the issues they believe in, influence the decisions of others and guide their actions. To ensure that I acted as a positive role model for my employees and everyone within the workplace, I will need to demonstrate the following steps: Firstly, I will have to set out a good example and present myself as to how I want others to present themselves. Everything I do from the way I dress to the way I speak will be imitated and emulated by others.
The Career Plan Building Activities made me realize I have strengths in the areas of coping with pressure, delivering result, following instructions, and adapting to change. These strengths will help me to be an excellent leader and encourage employees to do their best to deliver positive results for the company. I will be able to handle any circumstance and make beneficial and effective decisions. I will have to make sure I am thinking critically when evaluating arguments. I know how to recognize fallacies and can judge the validity and credibility of the source.
Focus groups provide an opportunity to strengthen customer ties by forming stronger one-on-one customer relationships. They provide an opportunity to drill down more deeply into specific issues with customers and to capture levels of understanding not available in a survey format. Focus groups also offer an opportunity for organizations to identify ideas that can be applied to future product development and organization planning and strategy. By working closely with your customers, you will gain increased
“Leadership is the process of influencing an organized group toward accomplishing its goals.”(Wren, 1995, p. 43) One type of leadership that has the ability to inspire and motivate change is transformational leadership. They bring change while improving the situation. They anticipate problems before they happen and are able to rectify the situation swiftly. Transformational leaders like the concept of working together. They foster the communication of leadership ideas to accomplish the shared vision.
SUMMARY Before a change agent or leader can anticipate to work effectively within an organization, they need to understand its exclusive qualities and specific needs. This will need reviewing policies, measures and any related present data. Such as connecting with people in the organization who has clear vision of where the organization needs to go and also be creative about how that can happen. Generally speaking one of the most significant contributions of a change agent is to produce positive change to continue the organization’s current performance and guarantee its future performance. Example is allowing people to work effectively as they plan, implement and experience change and rising people’s capability to cope future change.
The purpose of this paper is to present the importance of action planning in career counseling and finalizing the decision making process and evaluate the source of the strategies used in the process to arrive at a reasonable conclusion about the entire decision making process. During the exploration of the contextual and labor market information, we were able to see clearly that Information Technology is a good career choice for the client based on his interest, work experience, others perception about him and the availability of several jobs in that field coupled with the clients personal attributes which matches the requirements for getting a good job in the field of Technology. Based on the information gathered, there is need for the client to advance his studies to the University or college to obtain a degree in Computer Science or Information Technology, after comparing this two similar courses, the clients decided he will prefer to go for Information Technology since it's a little bit more practically inclined. The client shows his readiness for action planning as he already made up his mind to resign his appointment as soon as he secure an admission in the college the following year and he's already plans to visit the two campuses in the city that offers the program in addition to exploring further information on their websites. The clients has come up with the following action plans: • Visit the college website for more information about the requirements to study Information Technology in the college • Visit the school for an educational tour and make arrangement to talk to lecturers/ counselor in the department • Research other professional qualifications that will be required to succeed in the field of Information Technology like Microsoft, Cisco etc certifications.