The characteristics of introspective and self-aware are important for managers to have as a large amount of information they hear verbally and most mentally compartmentalize. “ In two British studies, managers spent an average of 66% and 80% of their time in verbal communication” Mintzberg, H. (1990). The Manager’s Job: Folklore and Fact. Harvard Business Review, 68(2), page 10.
My strengths I have discovered over the last five years are communication, presentation, leadership, and energy. I am a strong verbal communicator and enjoy working in teams. I am a natural leader and enjoy presenting projects and being part of a project from start to finish. I love being creative and have a think outside the box attitude. I bring energy to the team and am a ...view middle of the document...
When I do the mirror test, my values are working in a flexible environment. I thrive in a place that I feel valued and the company gives proper recognition (the give and take mentality). “To Work in a organization whose value system is unacceptable or incompatible with one’s own condemns a person both to frustration and to non performance.” Drucker, P. F. (2005). Managing Oneself. Harvard Business Review, 83(1), page 5. I have had experiences where I have dedicated my time and energy into a company only to be taken advantage of and not be given credit or appreciation. A company that is a flat structured organization and gives back through corporate social responsibility creates a personal sense of pride in my personal and career–it motivates me to work harder and creates more of a connection to the company.
In the last five years of school I have been able to reflect on my strengths and realize where I do not belong. I have also been able to see my strengths, values and performance to know that I thrive in business and working in teams. I feel I have prepared “successful careers are not planned. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they know their strengths, their methods of work, and their values.” Drucker, P. F. (2005). Managing Oneself. Harvard Business Review, 83(1), page 6.
The way I can contribute is understand how individuals’ work and analyzing relationships–through this I can manage individuals and create a strong workflow and great harmony. “The first secret of effectiveness is to understand the people you work with and depend on so that you can make use of their strengths, their ways of working, and their values.” Drucker, P. F. (2005). Managing Oneself. Harvard Business Review, 83(1), page 7.1