Professional Development

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR STRATEGIC MANAGERS Introduction According to Guskey (2001), Professional Development refers to the intentionally designed endeavours to bring about improvement and change in the professionals towards a planned goal and vision of achievement. These goals determine what to include in professional development, which processes and procedures to develop and follow and what criteria to use to assess and evaluate the process. Guskey (2001) further outlines the following steps to be taken to ensure that professional development achieves what it intends to: 1. Professional development endeavours should have a clear vision and goals. 2. The goals should be meaningful. 3. The goal assessment criteria…show more content…
* The next thing that signifies the priority of one’s tasks is the consequences of the tasks. If the performance of a task results in great consequences for the professional and the organisation, that task should get the utmost priority. * With time, the priority of the tasks may change. So, the priority list should be updated as per the changes in the professional circumstances. Dealing with Time Wasters According to Shafir Ahmed (, there are two types of time wasters: internal and external. The internal time wasters are self-generated and easier to control than the external time wasters that other people generate and waste our time. The following are the major sources of internal time wasters: * Lack of planning and prioritising * Lack of proper organisation of the work and the workplace * Procrastination The external time wasters are the following: * Visitors at the workplace * Unnecessary telephone calls and emails Time wasters should be dealt with properly. The internal time wasters can be minimised by having a control upon the way of my performing tasks and organising, prioritising my tasks and setting deadlines. The external time wasters are hard to eliminate but they should be dealt with by developing rules and communicating them to others directly or indirectly, Effective Delegation Delegation of tasks is an
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