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Managerial Role in Organizations

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MGMT 71-504 Managerial Role in Organizations Personal Development Plan 2004 WORD COUNT: 2166 LECTURER: Dr. Cynthia D Fisher STUDENT: Paul Bailey (12730470) DUE: Friday 20th February 2004 Personal Background Trajectory Having spent only a few years in the bowels of employment, with the remainder being in the guise of a co-business owner, my survival instincts still remain rooted in realising further entrepreneurial ambitions, as opposed to targeting some cooperate ladder to climb. My previous business was a partnership with my wife, where we successfully used the Internet to reach clients and provide consultancy services remotely from home. This lifestyle approach suited me well at the time, as I detested employment and commuting - especially on London's dilapidated tube system - and had been previously accustomed to working autonomously as a web designer anyway. Business from home however, proved socially isolating and accentuated my independent lone-wolf tendencies. Realising that this limiting behavioural mould would prevent me from reaching my full entrepreneurial potential, we decided to sell the business and head off to sunny Australia. Enrolling at Bond to take the MBA programme therefore fulfils a thirst for deeper self-awareness and stronger interpersonal capabilities, as well as facilitating critical managerial skills, business contacts and the means necessary to launch an Internet venture in Australia. High Technology Entrepreneurial Focus Its generally agreed that successful entrepreneurs today require the following traits and competencies, namely; * They are resilient and believe in themselves, in order to inspire others, while seeking and using feedback to learn from their mistakes and setbacks. ...read more.


* I will also seek the advise of relevant lecturers in regard to starting a business venture on campus, which will allow me to practice team building and leading group work on a commercial project. (2) Oral Presentation Skills and Self Confidence To make clear and effective presentations, and gain lasting confidence in my communicative abilities and delivery skills. This comes down to the fact that I have only attempted public speaking while fulfilling course requirements at Bond. Though I'm not accustomed to chairing or presenting corporate meetings, residing in the UK for some 18 years has provided me with a "well spoken" accent that lends itself to 'corporate' style presentation. Proposed Solution: * Must ensure that I get involved in class presentations and practice speaking in front of people often as possible. I have seen a variety of books and videos in the Bond library about preparation and delivery techniques , which I will take out in week 8 and study. * Get outside training in public speaking, and specifically there is a course run at a college opposite Robina train station, who I will contact in order to discover dates and times. I will also look into the organization "Toast Master" and see if there are local meetings held on the Gold Coast. (3) Leadership within a Group and the Ability to Delegate Effectively Coordinate the activities of multiple individuals in a group, and with the ability to delegate the right tasks, responsibilities, and amount of authority to the right people at the right time. ...read more.


Personal Book List (to read and study) LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT The Essential Drucker: The Best of Sixty Years of Peter Drucker's Essential Writings on Management by Peter F. Drucker Big Shots: Business the Jack Welch Way by John K. Waters ENTREPRENEURS Steve Jobs: Wizard of Apple Computer by Suzan Wilson; Library Binding Losing my Virginity By Richard Branson Go To: Superheroes of Software Programming from Fortran to the Internet Age and Beyond by Steve Lohr CUTTING EDGE COMPANIES Business the Sony Way: Secrets of the World's Most Innovative Electronics Giant by Shu Shin Luh Making the Cisco Connection : The Story Behind the Real Internet Superpower By David Bunnell, Adam Brate PUBLIC SPEAKING 10 Days to More Confident Public Speaking by Princeton Language Institute Secrets Successful Speakers: How You Can Motivate, Captivate, and Persuade by Lilly Walters INTERVIEWING & RECRUITING: Hiring the Best: A Manager's Guide to Effective Interviewing by Martin Yate 96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire by Paul Falcone How Would You Move Mount Fuji? Microsoft's Cult - How the World's Smartest Company Selects the Most Creative Thinkers by William Poundstone TIME MANAGEMENT: Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule and Your Life by Julie Morgenstern The Time Trap: The Classic Book on Time Management by R. Alec MacKenzie, Alec MacKenzie How to Be Organized in Spite of Yourself: Time and Space Management That Works With Your Personal Style by Sunny Schlenger, Roberta Roesch Time Management for the Creative Person : Right-Brain Strategies for Stopping Procrastination, Getting Control of theClock and Calendar, and Freeing Up Your Time and Your Life by Lee Silber The First-Time Manager by Loren B. Belker ...read more.

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