Personal Development as a Manager and Leader

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AS A MANAGER AND LEADER

Introduction

We need to know what is meant by personal development before we can fully understand its importance. We also need to understand what it means and what it takes to plan personal development. Personal development is a path that you take to better your family situation, career, spirituality, emotional health, and every other aspect of your life. Essentially, personal development is about making conscious decisions about everything that you do, the way that you think, and the way that you react to situations. Personal development can help you obtain everything that you always dreamed of, and more, with the simple application of a few simple mind sets and tools.Personal development planning is also the process of creating an action plan based on awareness, values, reflection, goal-setting and planning for personal development within the context of a career, education, relationship or for self-improvement. The PDP (personal development plan) which is also interchangeable with IDP (individual development plan) or PEP (personal enterprise plan), usually includes a statement of one's aspirations, strengths or competencies, education and training, and stages or steps to indicate how the plan is to be realized. Personal development plans may also include a statement of one's career and lifestyle priorities, career positioning, analysis of opportunities and risks, and alternative plans (Plan B), and curriculum vitae.

IMPORTANCE OF CONTINUOUS SELF-DEVELOPMENT
There are so many reasons why individual need to develop himself. Just as a quote that says “If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awakes all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” Those words rightly define how important it is for individual to continuously develop...
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