BSB124 Working in Business PORTFOLIO PART 1

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Contents 1. Introduction Research shows that “if your emotional abilities aren 't in hand, if you don 't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can 't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far” (Treher and Piltz et al., 2011). From a business perspective intrapersonal skills are becoming more important for everyday production. For that reason, in this portfolio, I will effectively examine my interpersonal skills and any strengths or weaknesses that lie within. I will reflect on my learning in regards to the experiences throughout the past 6 weeks of studying BSB124- working in…show more content…
Table 1 Dimension My Score Extraversion 21/50 Agreeableness 34/50 Conscientiousness 34/50 Openness 38/50 Neuroticism 35/50 My NEO IPIP scores currently reveal multiple strengths and weaknesses. As stated above, extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness are strongly correlated with success in business. As seen in table 1, I scored well above average for both agreeableness and conscientiousness both which are considered strengths and are both justified with my own personal business experience. However I scored below average for extraversion. As I plan to use my accounting degree to start up my own business, this is something I need to strongly improve on as this heavily relates to having strong leadership skills (Judge et al., 2002). Therefore this will be my personal goal, I plan to achieve this, using SMART criteria. 5. Goal Setting I aim to improve my performance in extraversion, including being more talkative and less timid. To do this I am using SMART goals and the experiential learning theory (Jackson, 2005). Overall, I would like to set the SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely) goal in increasing my

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