Personal Development Review and Plan

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Personal Development Stage 1

Review and Development Plan

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Introduction My Personal Development Review My Personal Development Plan

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Introduction
At the Introduction to PD workshop I identified two broad reasons why I decided to pursue my MBA. The first was to develop my competence as a manager. The second and more important reason was to advance my career by making myself more marketable. The job market today is undoubtedly very competitive and I realised that a first degree was not sufficient if I wanted to 'climb the corporate ladder'. It is hoped that this MBA would help me to take advantage of any future opportunities when they become available. My personal development journey thus far has quite
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From completing the questionnaire I think my core skills of team working and communication need moderate development. The team roles that best describe me are: Monitor Evaluator, Team worker and Completer/Finisher (Belbin 1993). If I know myself as well as I think I do, I think these roles are more in line with my personality. At work I get involved in various projects and 4

I am a great team player. I am always willing to lend support and I generally get along well with other colleagues. I feel confident that I can display this level of commitment to the team assignments during the second stage of the MBA program. My coaching and facilitation skills however are in need of serious development. Again I think my personality has a major part to play because I always avoid roles that would entail me being in the spot light and I just prefer to blend in. With this understanding of the roles that I am more likely to gravitate towards and the ones I stay clear of, I have to wonder if avoiding the other roles would negatively impact on my overall development. But I also question if this is how group dynamics work since no one person can be perfect at everything. But I definitely know that my shyness and lack of confidence is one of my biggest weaknesses which could jeopardize my effectiveness as a leader or manager.

Reflection on my behaviour in the workplace and my learning group I completed the online Keirsey Temperament
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