Assignment 5.2: Course Project — Action Plan for Personal Capacity— Building Jones International University
March 15, 2014
Readiness is an important tool for a company in terms of having a firm action plan for adaptiveness, resilience and environmental scanning. All this is made possible by possessing strong leadership skills. In the Environmental scanning process the company is able to collect data about itself, the external world and its competitors. Through this the company gets a systematic survey which enables it to interpret relevant information so as to identify external threats and opportunities. My current practices with regard to environmental scanning involve several steps. Firstly, it is to gather information on the world under operation including data about the economy, laws, the government and demographic factors- such as population size and distribution. Having covered this, the next step is to focus on its competitors where trends, opportunities and threats are researched as per what impact they might have on the business. Additionally, the business also gets information from community service leaders in the case the business wants to work with other organizations. These joint activities help a lot in capacity building. Thereafter, an internal scan follows. Here the business is examined in terms of its strengths and weaknesses. It is at this point where visions are launched- considering how the company is now and where and how it plans to be in the next five to ten years. With regards to my personal resilience, I combine several factors building on this. To rate my resilience, I consider my success in several factors. My capacity to make realistic plans and to take steps to carry them out my capacity to control strong feelings, emotions or impulses My capacity to always be positive-always having an optimistic view of myself, in my strength and my abilities. Most importantly I try to establish and maintain...
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