Personal Development

Topics: Marketing, Knowledge, Management Pages: 6 (1628 words) Published: June 18, 2013
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Personal development (PD1)

Student no: 21033900 Word count: 1 524 Submission date: 29 April 2013 Team: Khoro

Contents
1. 2. Introduction: ......................................................................................................................................... 2 Self-awareness and reflection............................................................................................................... 2 2.1 Key learning event .............................................................................................................................. 2 2.2 Atkins & Murphy (1994) ...................................................................................................................... 3 2.2.1 Description: .................................................................................................................................. 3 2.2.2 Analysis ........................................................................................................................................ 3 2.2.3 Evaluation .................................................................................................................................... 4 2.2.4 Learning........................................................................................................................................ 4 3. Turning point in my career.................................................................................................................... 4 3.1 The Henley Star ................................................................................................................................... 5 3.1.1 Personal Characteristics/ Values and Beliefs ............................................................................... 5 3.1.2 Knowledge and Understanding .................................................................................................... 6 3.1.3 Skills and Experience .................................................................................................................... 6 3.1.4 Effective Behaviours..................................................................................................................... 6 3.1.5 Outcomes – Individual, Organisation & Community ................................................................... 6 4. Personal Development.......................................................................................................................... 6 4.1 Impact of Assignments ........................................................................................................................ 7 4.2 Overcoming Barriers ........................................................................................................................... 7 5. 6. 7. Personal Development Plan .................................................................................................................. 7 Conclusion ............................................................................................................................................. 7 References ............................................................................................................................................ 8

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1. Introduction:
I started my career at a small owner based company having left school. I didn’t have any formal education and was reliant on myself to learn through experience and practice. Although I started in an administrative position I knew that I wanted to excel in my job and require the necessary skills to move up the ladder. As I am impatient of nature, I pushed myself to do this in a relative short space of time. I enrolled for a B Com (CA) degree years later. By this time I was a partner in the business. Unfortunately I did not complete my B Com degree, this I regret to this day. I needed more exposure and challenge and joined a distribution company in the IT sector. I felt this necessary to enable me to...

References: Atkins S, Murphy K (1994) Reflective Practice. Nursing Standard 8(39)49-56 Kotler, P and Keller, KL (2009). Marketing Management. 13th Edition. Upper Saddle River, Nj: Pearson Henley Core Material, The Henley Star
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