Personal Action Plan
All of my life I have been very efficient. In the jobs that I have held over the past 10 years, I have been able to pick up on things very quickly and get the job done as fast as I possibly can. I do not like to waste time, I prefer to get things done and if I have time at the end I can relax. 2. I work well in small groups of people. I am a people person, and I enjoy working with others. I have always been in smaller offices that allow people to build strong friendships and great working relationships.
I strive to make people feel very comfortable around me. Weaknesses 1. I lack confidence. I have some issues with nervousness and anxiety when speaking in front of groups of individuals. I have some self esteem issues that I have been dealing with since childhood and I feel that I let it affect my performance in a negative way. I let my emotions get the best of me sometimes. 2. I am impatient. If I do not see results in a short amount of time, I tend to get discouraged. I work really fast on things, so it takes some getting used to others that time their time to go through things thoroughly.
Sometimes I find it hard to remain focused on school tasks when I am stressed out about something to do in my personal life. I have let this fact affect my school work this semester. Feedback 1. My team members said that I did not pay attention in class some of the time. 2. They also mentioned that I am not a very good listener. 3. It was said that I do not encourage other team members to actively participate in class activities. Focus Area Priority 1. Confidence and self esteem. 2. Gaining knowledge. 3. Communication skills. What is my desired state? 1.
To gain the knowledge and experience necessary to complete tasks for this class, and retain the information that is provided from this class. 2. I want to be able to keep my personal life separate from my business life. Why do I want it? 1. If I have the knowledge and experience needed to perform my job, then I will be more likely to have the confidence needed to achieve my goals, and if I have the confidence, then success is right around the corner. 2. I see anxiety as a sign of weakness for me and I have been working on continuously improving this over the last few years.
I want to be able to speak with confidence to groups of people without the nervousness just to prove it to myself, that I can do it. 3. I feel like sometimes I let my personal life and emotions affect my performance at work. I need to gain the willpower to be able to separate this so that it does not affect my career or business decisions. How do I get there? What is needed? What must I improve/learn/experience to achieve that desired state? 1. I need to improve my studying habits and time management skills. 2.
I need to attend public speaking seminars to help gain knowledge and skills in this area. Also the more that I speak, the more confidence I gain. 3. I need to improve the way that I deal with and handle stressful situations. Timeline When do I want or need to achieve the desired state? What is my schedule to work on these focus areas? Focus area #1: Confidence and self esteem I will devote time each week to read self help books or attend public speaking seminars to help improve my skills needed to achieve my goals.
My short term goal would be to speak at least once a month to help decrease anxiety and gain experience in this area. My long term goal is to manage a large group of individuals, and be able to hold meetings with my co-workers with confidence and to not feel anxious about delivering my message. Focus area #2: Knowledge I will finish my Bachelors Degree in May 2010, just a few months left now. I have tried to get as much information as possible from each of the classes that I have taken over the past 4 years so that I can use this knowledge when I start my career.
Focus area #3: Communication skills To improve my communication skills, I will seek out other business professionals to gain knowledge from their experiences. I think this is has been so helpful for me. I travel quite often and I love to talk with people from all over the world, especially older people, and gain insight of their knowledge and experience. My short term goal is to be able to gain knowledge needed to effective communicate in the business world. My long term goal is to have people say to me that they have learned a lot from me and they appreciate the way that I relate to them.
I hope that my team members in this class will say that they have enjoyed working with me and that they have definitely seen some changes and improvements along the way. This is my ultimate goal; to always be continuously improving. Notes and other Comments: I found this quote on a website called Self-Improvement-Mentor. com and I really liked it so I thought I would add this to my personal action plan. It said: Success breeds complacency, personal development plan prevents it. I feel like this is very true and will be helpful for my success in the future.