Self-Reflections and Implications for Managing Others

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Self-Reflections and Implications for Managing Others

According to Deborah Ancona1, different people have different characteristics / preferences in their daily activities & work, that is, meeting with others, generating information, making decisions, and choosing priorities. In today’s business world, I think meeting with others (i.e. comunication) is one of the most important most skills of managing others. There’re two main behaviors which reflect how people to meet with others – introvert & extrovert. I am an introvert. Following I will make an self-reflection on what’s my characteristics as an introvert, then I will discuss how my opposite - an extrovert is different from me, and finally I will further explore to what these differences might imply for how I manage others effectively.

I. Self-reflection

Strengths -

- Think before talk & act: As an Introvert, I do not talk much, instead, I prefer to think things out before speaking or action. - Choose Depth over breadth. Intervert can dig into the depth of things rather than viewing the surface only. Weakness – Because of my quite nature, sometimes I find it more difficult to communicate to others. As a result, others might have a hard time understanding me, which might cause misunderstanding during work due to lack of communications. Self-improvements – According to Marti Olsen Laney2, It’s important for me, an introvert, to expand my world by developing more contacts with others. Also I need to make a conscious effort to establish relationships & develop contacts with others, either through regular pre-arranged gathering with old friends or by joining a group that interest me. II. What are extroverts’ characteristics and how they are different from me. The opposite of introvert is extrovert. The characteristics of an extrovert by comparing to an introvert is as below: - Extroverts are good at & enjoying socializing. Extroverts are very good at socializing & easy to establish...
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