• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Personal effectiveness

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Personal effectiveness covers a diversity of themes all aiming to improve oneself, for both a personal social or work related context. It is a topic used actively by managers, employees and taught extensively in training courses. Within this report I will outline the key themes that emerged in reviewing the relevant literature, how these interlink and the practical use of such themes. Personal effectiveness is defined as a distinct set of behavioural competencies, which are a group of skills, embedded within all work related activities.1 These skills are required by individual to improve themselves and be effective performers in any environment. The key themes, which emerged throughout the review of positive personal effectiveness, were self-development and understanding, communication and listening and leadership. Self-development and understanding outlines the personal management of an individual where the results will be positive in forming relationships and knowing yourself. This concept enables you to identify with yourself, outline your strengths and weaknesses, personality, traits and how you can effectively manage these in any given environment and your ability to learn. To achieve self-understanding it is firstly important to focus upon your personal identity. Having an established foundation of yourself allows others to view you in a positive manner and can influence the way in which you wish to be regarded. ...read more.

Middle

Different aspects such as body language, tone of voice and the most prominent Listening are all key features of communication. Incorporating what I have learnt throughout the self-development phase and relating this to communication, it is vital to know your own identity and your personal traits in order to communicate effectively with others. Communication can be used for many purposes of which involve giving and receiving advice. Feedback on the effects of decisions with others you converse with is essential for effective communication. Some people are good talkers but poor listeners. They hear only what they want to hear and disregard all critical and hostile comments. Feedback is just one of the factors used to ensure communication is transmitted effectively, individuals must be aware of other factors such as body language and perception that may influence how messages are interpreted. Using the fact, emotion and need framework enables you to achieve clarity in the message you wish to send. It is only then that the schramm model can be used to its best purpose. I personally feel this is the key to effective communication and eliminates unnecessary jargon and determines that the message has a key point and intended purpose. Feedback consists of secondary messages sent by the receiver of information during or after communication, which may cause the communicator to change the message en route. ...read more.

Conclusion

By being aware of the advantage and disadvantages of different leadership styles can enable an individual to critically assess their own and improve upon areas of weakness. Through the review of literature about personal effectiveness, I now feel I have a greater understanding about this subject and can fully appreciate the practical aspects. I now have a clear overview and understanding how the key themes outline, work constructively within my own character. I have also been able to think deeply as to which elements of my character in relation to communication, leadership and self-understanding. By incorporating the themes and transferring the skills and experiences gained from all situations an individual finds themselves in can formulate a good team member, employee, person and a great leader in all aspects of life. 1 Scutt,M, 2ND edition, Personal Effectiveness-Institute of Management, Butterworth Heinemann 2 Parker, S & Stone, B, 2003, Developing Management Skills for Leadership, published UK, Prentice Hall 3 Robbins, A, 1986, Unlimited Power, published in UK, Simon & Schuster. 4 Scutt,M, 2ND edition, Personal Effectiveness-Institute of Management, Butterworth Heinemann 5 Bennett, R, 3rd edition, organisational Behaviour, London, Financial Times Pitman Publishing 6 Sharpe, R, 2nd edition, Assert Yourself, London, Kogan Page 7 Bennett, R, 3rd edition, organisational Behaviour, London, Financial Times Pitman Publishing 8 Bennett, R, 3rd edition, organisational Behaviour, London, Financial Times Pitman Publishing 9 Scutt,M, 2ND edition, Personal Effectiveness-Institute of Management, Butterworth Heinemann HRM 3000 Personal Effectiveness Manpreet Lall 2009735 Section Three 18 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Information Systems and Communication section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Information Systems and Communication essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Ecommerce Case Study

    Cuckoo games must be aware that at any point the bank or another financial institute that process the payments for the company. They can have they accounts frozen, locked or even terminated without any prior notice for a number of reasons such as a high level of chargebacks, unacceptable sales

  2. Feasibility Report

    because I think it will be the most beneficial to the Perfect Pie Company. If the Perfect Pie Company, were going to take on the COTS approach, it would be very beneficial to them as the Perfect Pie Company can make use of an online order form, this will give

  1. communication and values

    I could improve my one to one interaction by making the progress of it much easier because of my clients' age and their ability. Also I can do more one to one interactions in the future. I used the right communication skills and the way that I talked to clients was respectful because of they were older than me.

  2. Information: G061 - Systems and Communication

    Three main structures for a presentation: - linear - non-linear - hierarchical A linear presentation is one where slides are shown in a pre-determined order - slides follow in a line from start to finish. A non-linear structure is one where slides can be accessed in any order.

  1. Learning styles

    They like to operate practically and observantly. They focus solely on the key points of a particular piece of information. They are very interested in the recurrence of certain data. Intuitive Learners Learners such as these prefer to discover different possibilities and relationships.

  2. Communication and Employability Skills for IT

    Planning - by planning ahead this will help those to achieve their goals within the time limits given. This does not necessarily have to be a written plan, however but by thinking about the tasks being performed will help to increase a measure of success in the tasks set out to do.

  1. Communication & Employability Skills for IT. OCR Cambridge Technicals Unit 1 LO1-P1

    For example if an employee was carrying data on an USB then the USB must be encrypted which is password protecting data. For example if a teacher has to take students work home to assess and mark then they

  2. ICT revision notes - IT project management

    âWhere pressure does not exist for immediate implementation - allows time to perfect each stage before moving on. âWhere the project has clear objectives and solutions – need clarity before starting, as the methodology relies on not revisiting previous stages.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work