Personal Reflection Essay

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Management can be an inevitable part of business, unavoidable, and always present in any organization. Whether you are a new manager, or an existing manager wishing to develop your skills, there is always room for development. Effective management will deliver benefits that include but are not limited to; understanding team dynamics, developing key employee’s, being able to delegate and motivate, and finally being able to make informed decisions at a managerial level.

Throughout this essay I will be reflecting on the benefits of development processes in management skills. In particular, I will focus on leadership, motivation, communication, time management, decision-making, problem ...view middle of the document...

This helps managing relationships, navigating social networks, and influencing which consequently inspires others. In the workplace showing emotional intelligence helps me to influence productivity, efficiency, and engage in team collaboration.

In time, after developing myself as a respected leader, I must ensure the fundamentals mentioned are completely developed and well trained. I need to work on my self-confidence and self-doubt. Self-confidence is from the basis of which leadership grows. For future learning and development, I can build on this by “speaking up”, and trusting my instinct to gain confidence in making correct decisions. I will action this by knowing and controlling myself, knowing my assets; by capitalizing on strengths rather than focussing on weaknesses, and finally gaining control of the situation at hand. Secondly, I will need to work on my process of providing a compelling vision for the future, through prioritising work-loads and time-management practices. Forward thinking of compelling future visions demonstrates key capabilities as visionary leaders. By demonstrating this, I will show an excellent understanding of processes and outcomes, I will be able to balance short-term needs with long-term objectives. Gaining the knowledge and establishing skill to provide appropriate and compelling future visions will tie in the skill of motivating team members, employee’s and colleagues.

Motivation is an integral and important part of management skills. Without motivation, employee interest would plummet and therefore evidently, the attitude of the employee’s would become detrimental to the company. Motivation is defined as the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviours. (physcologyabout.com)

I personally am satisfied, and enjoy recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of others, which is why I am able to highly identify with the aspects of motivational skills. When celebrating success, whether it is your own happiness or someone else’s, confidence is increased, and tasks are approached in a positive, enthusiastic, and light-hearted manner. Motivation helps eradicate the stress surrounded by smaller problems, and then begins to let those feel like minor hindrances. As a manager if you are able to leave your employee’s feeling good and accomplished, I believe you are creating an effective and efficient work environment. However, this cannot be done without effective communication.

Communication is one of, if not the most important part of management skills. Without sufficient communication, there would no morale and lapse in relationships where many issues are likely to arise. “Communication is essential to balance the interests and expectations of the organisations with the goals and needs of the employees”1 (Dwyer 2009, pp. 10) Employees who have ways of communicating concerns that they have within the business are more likely to achieve job satisfaction, rather than employees who get...

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