Personal Development

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Henley Business School

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................................................... 2 SELF AWARENESS REFLECTION .................................................................................................................. 2 SELF AWARENESS REFLECTION – CAREER AND ORGANISATIONAL FIT ............................................................... 4 SELF AWARENESS – STAGE 1 ASSIGNMENT AND IMPACT ON ORGANISATION ...................................................... 6 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN – JUDY LE ROUX

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5.1 SELF-AWARENESS REFLECTION ........................................................................................................... 7 5.2 JUDY LE ROUX – PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT ................................................................................ 8 6. 7.

CONCLUSION ............................................................................................................................................. 9

REFERENCES.......................................................................................................................................... 10

APPENDIX 1: STANDARD BANK/BRITISH TELECOM INTERRELATIONSHIP DIAGRAPH ................................................. 11 APPENDIX 2: PD1 ............................................................................................................................................ 12

LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE 1 : JOHARI W INDOW ................................................................................................................................2 FIGURE 2.1 : BT VALUES .....................................................................................................................................5 FIGURE 2.2 : HENLEY STAR .................................................................................................................................5

LIST OF TABLES TABLE 1 : PEFORMANCE MANAGEMENT ALIGNED TO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.........................................................8

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1. INTRODUCTION My career over the last 20 years has been characterised by passion and determination, not through education and qualifications. This suggests I have a

degree of resourcefulness, flexibility and innovation, coupled with a good commercial “feel” and understanding of business strategy. For me to progress to the next stage of my career and life my Personal Development Plan will focus on gaining theoretical knowledge to apply to my daily life as well as in the working environment

2. SELF AWARENESS REFLECTION On the 28th June 2013 I was faced with a serious challenge whilst working within a very dynamic team from Standard Bank and British Telecom. I realised the team was newly formed, from various disciplines, cultures and companies, but that the relationships were “untested and unknown” (Luft & Ingham, 1955). This challenge was about to lead to potentially serious problems on a R40 million project.

Figure 1: Johari Window

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The unknown entity was that we had two unique and very challenging individuals. Using the Interrelationship Diagraph (Julian Day, 2013) it was clear that we had two people with completely opposite “Drivers”. (Appendix 1: Standard Bank/British Telecom Interrelationship Diagraph) Applying the Honey and Mumford learning style model, (Honey & Mumford, 2000) the Client’s Head of Trading Systems had a theoretical learning style, his position being consistently based on theory, whilst his arguments in support of his position displayed a lack of flexibility. In contrast, the Technical Resource from British Telecom had a Practical Learning Style, where his penchant for...

References: Belbin, Meredith R, (1993). “Team Roles at Work”, Butterworth-Heineman British Telecoms (2013), British Telecoms Values 2013 (online). Available from: http://ourbt.intra.bt.com/values/index.htm (Accessed 9th July 2013) Buzan, T (2006), Mind Mapping, Harlow: BBC Active Day, J (2013), Managing your MBA, Interrelationship Digraph, Henley Business School Honey, P, Mumford, A (2000), The Learning Styles Helpers Guide, Maidenhead, Peter Honey Publications Luft, J.; Ingham, H. (1955). “The Johari window, a graphic model of interpersonal awareness.” Proceedings of the western training laboratory in group development (Los Angeles: UCLA) Stagno, L.M. (2013) Personal Development module PD1-SG-6B_Sep2012, Henley Business School University of Reading (2013), Blackboard Learn 2013 (online). Available from: http://www.bb.reading.ac.uk/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_tab_group_id=_2 06_1 (Accessed 13th July 2013)
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APPENDIX 1: STANDARD BANK/BRITISH TELECOM INTERRELATIONSHIP DIAGRAPH
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APPENDIX 2: PD1
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