Personal Strategy

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A strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve a certain objective. A personal career strategy helps one set out what needs to be done in order to achieve their career goals in the future. A few weeks ago I had no idea what direction to go in, with regards to my career – however, the scenario analysis exercise forced me to think realistically about my future, which before that had not been done in such a manner. The scenario analysis exercise really helped me put my future into perspective, and helped me learn a bit more about myself, my characteristics and personality traits.

I also learnt a lot about myself when I completed the “Learning Styles” questionnaire, where I found out my style to be that of the assimilator. The description of this style is exactly how I’d describe my learning style – analytical, logical, precise and cool. This was a really interesting and fulfilling exercise that shed some light on my particular learning style and helped me understand how my brain works with regard to studying information.

It’s really refreshing to be enrolled in a subject that “forces” you reflect on your own life. Most subjects in this degree are filled with calculators and theory, that although interesting, only stimulate the right side of the brain. Business Strategy stimulates the left hand side of the brain too, which in my eyes is essential! I feel like this subject is very relevant - content and timing wise. In the content sense, business strategy is learning about learning about yourself, (what could be better?), which is fundamental to moving forward – we have to know where we want to go so that we can work out how to get there (strategic thinking and strategic steps will get us where we need to be!). In the timing sense, I feel like this subject has arrived at the perfect time – at the end of the past few years of studying, where most information learnt thus far has been perceived as irrelevant by most students, now essentially everything...
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