Essay on Unit 5001 Personal Development as a Manager and Leader

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CMI Unit 5001

Personal Development as a Manager and Leader


• Personal development as a Manager and Leader o Background and Context o Planning for personal and professional development o Planning resources required for Personal Development o Implementation and Evaluation of the Personal Development Plan o Promote healthy and safe working practices

• Appendices o 1 - Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs o 2 - PDP o 3 – VAK Questionnaire o 4 – Honey and Mumford Questionnaire

• Bibliography

Personal Development as a Manager and Leader

Background & Context
At BIC Innovation, we
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Source: BIC Innovation 2010

By reviewing and analysing the chart we can as employees identify where our areas of self development are needed.

There are many tools and techniques available to assess and develop our skills such as observations, evaluations, one-to-ones, peer feedback for example. Detailed below are two of the tools which I have utilised to assess current skills and abilities and highlight my development needs which are:

1. SWOT Analysis

The SWOT analysis is a useful way of thinking about your current working position and can help you plan towards your further development.

It is also important to consider the MACRO environment whilst planning for future areas for development as these factors can have an impact on possible training. PESTLE is a useful tool to enable us to do this. PESTLE assesses the market, including competitors, from the standpoint of a particular proposition or a business. PESTLE becomes more useful and relevant the larger and more complex the business or proposition, but even for a very small local business a PESTLE analysis can still throw up one or two very significant issues that might otherwise be missed.

The SIX elements in PESTLE vary in significance depending on the type of business, eg., social factors are more obviously relevant to consumer businesses or a B2B business close to the consumer-end of the