Sports have accompanied me throughout my school days. I was always given a role to play in the main team in competition, but not a chance to lead my team as a captain. I am an easily contented person who doesn’t expect much to be happy; being in the team was good enough for me. Mainly for that reason, there are situations where I do not have confident in leading others.
This is a challenge for me as my vision is to become a Marketing Manager in 6 years time after my graduation. I believe that to become a Marketing Manager is not a child play. The key criteria in becoming a manager in any industry, I believe are to have the confident to lead and the charisma to attract others to follow. Therefore, I will explore my strength and weaknesses using Central Michigan University Model (CMU Model) and take them into consideration in my development plan in becoming a confident and charismatic Marketing Manager.
1. Why Central Michigan University Model ?
A descriptive Central Michigan University Mode (CMU Model) was chosen over other leadership models like National Occupational Standard (NOS) was probably due to the fact that CMU model helps to develop individual’s weaknesses . I feel that it is important to improve one’s weaknesses as I believe that it will enhance the overall leadership skill.
CMU states that the core competencies are made up of valuable skills, attitude, behaviors, abilities and knowledge areas. However leaders need not to be good in every competencies, but they need to be conscious of all of them as knowing their weaknesses and focusing on developing them or so that they are able to see their weaknesses in the strength of others (Central Michigan University 2004).
2. Central Michigan University Self –Assessment
As a newly join social worker for the elderly under The New Charis Mission Organization (TNCM), I have
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