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/ of our time listening )tutorvista. A skill audit is scrutinizing our skills to identify our strengths.Skills are something that is substantial not only in academic accomplishment but also in professional and personal life of individuals.. 0. (istening& (istening is more than hearing it includes understanding and interpreting the conversation. According to Thomlison )'*+.. 2ood listening skills give you an edge over others. These personal skills always give a support to a person%s professional career. A research shows that we spend . atience . showing empathy and !uestioning. #f a person is having e"cellent communication skills it helps him$her to e"press their views in a much apparent manner. There are different prescripts included in listening they are providing timely and suitable response. weakness and possible aspects of skills in which improvement would be needed. Personal s1ills: ersonal skills are the skills that e!uip us to perform well in a particular situation effectively and efficiently. These skills if developed become an asset to that person for e"ample communication skills.com.(istening is an art of hearing attentively.and if we master this skill we ac!uire other skills simultaneously. This report would review my personal and professional skills and on the basis of the skills reviewed. There are many personal skills but the skills which # would evaluate myself are& '. 01''. SWOT analysis would help to indentify my strengths and weakness and possible opportunities and threats waiting to be relished or faced respectively. #t helps you to succeed in professional life as well.
Analyzing a situation.4 )Teaching e"pertise. 3#t promotes independence. We regret this because of lack of patience at that time we took a hasty decision.Amponsah )01''. e"tended learning.- Audit of Personal s1ills: . '. Analyzing a situation and then acting on that basis is also a skill that very few possess.According to dictionary.4 #ndependent learning includes various activities like learning from past e"perience. reflection< planning. so it becomes very essential that we learn this skill. time management etc.. 6ven in our lives personal and professional we come across such situations so many times. . Sometimes situations are such that there is not much a human can do so in that case it is very necessary that person remains patient and waits for tides to turn their way. 011. #ndependent (earning According to 2yan.*75-. :uring a pressure situation it needs a very cool and mature head to analyze and act accordingly. When we see any cricket match we observe that even legends make mistake during crunch situation because they were unable to handle the pressure of that moment. There are so many times we regret that we should have not done a particular thing.3personal development is the ability to recognize gaps in our knowledge and ac!uire it independently.com 3 atience is an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay or unfavorable circumstances4. 9. #t is said that atience is the greatest of all virtues. 8ost of the people do lack this !uality and because of which take hasty decisions which may prove costly to them both in personal as well as professional decisions. in planning decision making and organization. )5ato the 6lder.
roficiency (evel ersonal Skills (istening atience Analyzing situation #ndependent (earning =oundation #ntermediat e • Advanced 6"pert • • • Professional S1ills: .
neat. language skill. stress and rela"ation. rofessional skills are the skills which are re!uired to remain competitive in an increasingly global.4 Today in this competitive environment employers re!uire people who are maven at so. These skills can be learnt and it is very important that we master this skills because a management student. the 6ditors )April 011*. 8encken.According to the article >8easuring 0'st. #t helps you to maintain balance between work and family. presentation skills. home. hours in a day but we find that some people are able to do everything in these 0.of eSchool ?ews begin. knowledge. The professional skills that # would discuss in this paper are as follows. and wrong> )B. Team work .(. using information technology to collect and analyze information and solve problems>.-.called @0'st. hours while others Aust complain that they are busy and don%t have time. 011. roblem solving 3=or every comple" problem. We all have 0. 9. +1/ of a managers work is problem solving and decision making.century skills>. We all solve problems in our daily lives related to work. 0. Time 8anagement Time management is a conscious activity of allocating time to activities on the basis of priority. 6ffective time management is very essential for a success of an individual personally as well as professionally. there is a solution that is simple. studies but it needs both analytical and critical thinking skills to come up with solution. These skills develop gradually over a period of time with practice and e"perience. '.century skills@ like time management. They are also called as soft skills which help an individual to climb up the ladder of success.based economy.
4 All the big daddies in corporate world owe their success to their team. his fellow members always look up to him for solutions. . (eadership skills& A team always needs an effective leader at some point or the other to get it out from difficult situations. Dnowledgeable. #t always re!uire a team to achieve something substantial because as an individual we are limited with time. #ntelligent etc. skills etc but as a team everything multiplies and grows with the no of people in a team. optimist. As a manager it is very important that we learn this skill so that later on in our careers we can motivate and lead our teams to achieve organizational obAectives. Audit of Professional s1ills: . A leader is a captain of the ship and gives direction to the team. Cisionary. There are many traits that a leader must possess some of them are 7eing Bonest.. so as a manager we must gradually learn all these skills to become a successful leader. resource. To succeed in our lives it is always important that we have a team of skilled individual to support our decisions.38anagement is an act of getting things done through people. so it becomes easy to complete a task.
roficiency (evel rofessional Skills Time management roblem solving Team work (eadership skills =oundation #ntermediat e Advanced 6"pert • • • • S23% ANALYS$S .
the only thing that could be done is Aust wait and watch because of this understanding # leave the matter on time and Aust wait for right time and then act accordingly. weakness. 7eing patient has always helped me in my work as # never take hasty decision and don%t get nervous when situation is out of my control. analytical brain. Situation analysis skill always help me to break down the task into smaller task and then on the basis of that # take things step by step which releases the burden of me and helps me achieve tasks. The only thing to take care is that we do things when they are meant to be done and do not leave it to the end. While professional skills that needs improvement is team work and leadership skills. #t can also b used as a tool to identify strength and weakness of an individual so that he can understand what opportunities or threats he may face and be prepared for the upcoming situation. and effective time management # am generally able to solve my problems myself and very rarely need to consult others or depend on others. . opportunities and threats. On the other hand the personal skills that # need improvement are listening and independent learning. 7ecause # do this # think it%s my strength. 7ecause of my patience. atience is my skill because # understand the fact that sometimes things are out of our locus of control and we can%t do much about it. With reference to the above skill audit it is seen that my personal strengths are patience and my ability to analyze a situation and my professional skills are Time management and problem solving skills. #t always helps me to finish my tasks and be ahead of others. it%s a management tool used to identify internal strengths and weakness to e"ternal threats and opportunities for a business.SWOT stands for strengths. Time management is so important and its not difficult as it is assumed by the people.
Audio learners learn most when they hear like lectures. Cisual..e. they like to learn from challenges and live e"periences rather than being lectured or watching or by reading. Eeflectors& Eeflectors are those who have time to think research and review their learning before commenting anything. 011F- . Audio and kinesthetic. they learn most by the sense of touch like by trying something or feeling something )payne and whittaker. The visual learners are those who learn most when they see anything like through films. They want to Aust get on with things and like to be a leader. This theory also distinguishes three different styles of learning viz.Along with that # also want to work more in team as generally # prefer to work alone and also # want to be a part of team and lead them through my positive skills and develop myself in such a way that instead of being a follower # live like a leader. Theorist& Theorists are more systematic they like learn by reading a lot and cannot learn in an unstructured environment. whereas Dinesthetic need to feel the resource i. They learn least when forced into lime light or to give instant reaction. ragmatist& They like to learn under the guidance of a coach and need to establish a relationship between what is being learnt and its practical application. diagrams etc.. They cannot learn if they don%t see any importance of learning a particular thing. Learning St'les: According to Boney and 8umford have identified four different ways of learning which they have classified as follows& Activists& Activist are the most energetic form of learner. seminars. previous recordings etc. pictures.
they focus more on process than product. orderly environment and like intellectual challenges. They are impulsive. Their inclinations are more towards nature. 5oncrete random& They are focused both on process and product. 5O?56E6T6 EA?:O8 A?: A7STEA5T EA?:O8. All their activities are done to achieve tangible results. They have an eye for perfection. 011F-. Abstract se!uential& Hnlike concrete se!uential. They would work better in a !uiet. Be distinguished these categories on the basis of individual differences of thoughts and learning. They are inventive but their focus is more on making the e"isting things work better instead of going for a new novel product. there are four types of learning styles which include the 5O?56E6T6 S6GH6?T#A(. They relate more to signs. The efforts of concrete random always produce novel inventions. symbols. 5oncrete se!uential& They are very practical learner they prefer certain set methods of learning and are very logical and analytical people. intuitive and adventures. 5oncept and ideas than to physical events. Abstract random& They are emotional and use their feeling to make sense of their e"periences. They focus more on fostering close relationship and rapport with others. music or artistic talents and are very e"pressive in these fields. . A7STEA5T S6GH6?T#A(.According to Anthony 2regory%s mind set model. ) ayne and whittaker.
Also as # am reflective in my learning style and learn through more pictures and diagrammatic representation and prefer to work in a !uite atmosphere # think # am a Abstract se!uential as per Anthony. Ant(on' Gregorc 5oncrete se!uential Abstract se!uential • 5oncrete random Abstract random As per Boney and 8umford%s theory # am a pragmatist and reflector depending on situation as # like to be mentored by e"perienced people and a reflector as # need time to think upon what # have learnt and what a practical application of my learning is. 4one' and Mumford Activist Theorist ragmatist Eeflectors • • Cisual Auditory Dinesthetic • • 5.%a&ular anal'sis of m' learning st'le: +. . 2regorc model.
. Over all it has been a great self realization assessment.#onclusion: #n the first half of the paper where # did my skills audit even though at the back of my mind # knew about all these things earlier but this audit made me realize my strengths and weakness in a better way and also # understand which weakness needs to be given priority like # need to learn to work in a team as a part of a team before even thinking of becoming a leader or a manager. #n the second half of the paper where # understood my learning style now it becomes easy for me to concentrate on things which # feel would be interesting for me.
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