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Personal Reflection

The art of portraying and managing yourself in a professional environment is so important. I had the opportunity to attend such a session which tested my ability & reactions. A reflection of my journey is mentioned below.

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

Perceptual mapping

I first learnt of a concept called perceptual mapping in a university marketing class and unfortunately never applied the concept to my life. This diagrammatic technique attempts to visually display the perceptions of people based on specific attributes of an organization, brand, product, service, or idea does matter. Nevertheless in this class, this was the technique used to discover my own sensibilities. The barriers of reflection which encompasses the psychological factor like fear of criticism, defensiveness and being bolted to feedback, made me analyse my personal sentiments, weaknesses and how I can improve my critical thinking and learning in future. As a person, I used to perceive feedback physiologically as an attack, because I always ensure I give my best to a task. Any form of feedback can be used to learn, motivate and develop performance goals. I realized I had a fear of criticism and instead of being defensive, it would work to my advantage to be more open-minded and focus on solutions. But remember in some cases criticism isn’t called for, especially if its harsh & borderline bullying, but that calls for a different article.

Driscoll’s reflection model which talks about what, so what and now what helped me acquire a reflective process where I was able to understand the importance of making rational decisions, working on my skill set and safeguarding against impulsive decisions in any framework of my life. Yes, Driscoll was really good at the “so what” analogy.

Workplace concepts: Work Style and Innovative Behaviour

I attempted a “Working Style Score Sheet” and I was also able to comprehend my own style of leading and gain self-awareness, after discovering that my working style is a “Driver”. A driver is identified as a dynamic, active persona with characteristic like leadership; independent; productive; determined; moving forward to act; confidence; goal oriented and decisive. In addition, I scored a rating of 3 for the first section of the question which included setting high standards, feeling irritated by discrepancies and the importance of being right. Thus, I have a tendency of being a “be perfect driver” and this is my most predominant working style as per the result. Nevertheless, some of the disadvantages of working with a driver would include a person who is not detail oriented; harsh; insensitive; unsympathetic; proud and can rush a decision process. Basically, identifying your team members work style and pattern can help receive goals faster and effectively. This made me realize that especially when you work in a group, you must realize that conflicts may occur and not to get emotional or take the situation personally but focus on the final goal.

Entrepreneurial Mind-Sets

The speaker spoke about two drivers like necessity driven entrepreneurship which started as a need driven basis and opportunity driven entrepreneurship, as a result of technology or globalisation opportunities.

I learnt that many people confuse thinking with worrying whereas when you really think of a solution, more than half the problem is rightfully solved. I have decided to implement this advice in my daily life, and it has improved my mentality. I also learnt that being an entrepreneur is easier said than done and really hard work, dedication and several other factors that will be reflected upon as my education and experience progresses with time.

Personal Reflection

The art of portraying and managing yourself in a professional environment is so important. I had the opportunity to attend such a session that tested my ability & reactions. A reflection of my journey is mentioned below.

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

 Perceptual mapping

I first learned of a concept called perceptual mapping in a university marketing class and unfortunately never applied the concept to my life. This diagrammatic technique attempts to visually display the perceptions of people based on specific attributes of an organization, brand, product, service, or idea does matter. Nevertheless in this class, this was the technique used to discover my sensibilities. The barriers of reflection which encompasses the psychological factor like fear of criticism, defensiveness and being bolted to feedback, made me analyze my sentiments, weaknesses and how I can improve my critical thinking and learning in the future. As a person, I used to perceive feedback physiologically as an attack, because I always ensure I give my best to a task. Any form of feedback can be used to learn, motivate and develop performance goals. I realized I had a fear of criticism and instead of being defensive, it would work to my advantage to be more open-minded and focus on solutions. But remember in some cases criticism isn’t called for, especially if it is harsh & borderline bullying, but that calls for a different article.

Driscoll’s reflection model talks about what, so what and now what helped me acquire a reflective process where I was able to understand the importance of making rational decisions, working on my skill set and safeguarding against impulsive decisions in any framework of my life. Yes, Driscoll was good at the “so what” analogy.

Workplace concepts: Work Style and Innovative Behaviour

I attempted a “Working Style Score Sheet” and I was also able to comprehend my style of leading and gain self-awareness, after discovering that my working style is a “Driver”. A driver is identified as a dynamic, active persona with characteristics like leadership; independent; productive; determined; moving forward to act; confidence; goal-oriented and decisive. Besides, I scored a rating of 3 for the first section of the question which included setting high standards, feeling irritated by discrepancies and the importance of being right. Thus, I tend towards being a “be the perfect driver” and this is my most predominant working style as per the result. Nevertheless, some of the disadvantages of working with a driver would include a person who is not detail-oriented; harsh; insensitive; unsympathetic; proud and can rush a decision process. Identifying your team members work style and pattern can help receive goals faster and effectively. This made me realize that especially when you work in a group, you must realize that conflicts may occur and not get emotional or take the situation personally but focus on the final goal.

Entrepreneurial Mind-Sets

The speaker spoke about two drivers like necessity driven entrepreneurship which started as a need-driven basis and opportunity-driven entrepreneurship, as a result of technology or globalization opportunities.

I learned that many people confuse thinking with worrying whereas when you think of a solution, more than half the problem is rightfully solved. I have decided to implement this advice in my daily life, and it has improved my mentality. I also learned that being an entrepreneur is easier said than done and hard work, dedication and several other factors that will be reflected upon as my education and experience progresses with time.

I learnt that many people confuse thinking with worrying whereas when you really think of a solution, more than half the problem is rightfully solved. I have decided to implement this advice in my daily life, and it has improved my mentality. I also learnt that being an entrepreneur is easier said than done and really hard work, dedication and several other factors that will be reflected upon as my education and experience progresses with time.

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Collaborative Leadership

In my mind, a leader needs to be charismatic, driven and able to communicate with people across the globe in an extremely diplomatic and persuasive way.

My dad clearly is a charismatic leader, not just because he has a loud voice or a commanding personality. The qualities he has include, at the very least, courage, endurance, patience, humor, flexibility, resourcefulness, stubbornness, and the ability to keep a cool and clear head, even when things are going badly or when the desire to people-please rears its ugly head. (Here’s hoping)

To me, the charismatic leadership was more identifiable as opposed to the transformational leadership trait, because the former focuses on generating awareness and elevating the interest of employees, beyond their own self-interest. I have experienced the charismatic type of leadership in my professional life and feel that it motivates me to achieve my best. The situational leadership model was important to me, as I was appointed the leader of my team previously at work and learned the levels and behaviors associated with delegating, supporting, coaching and directing. In this class, we took part in a proto-psychological test known as Four Temperaments, which demonstrates the person’s attitude about life, people and challenges or problems they encounter. My personality type result was the choleric where some of the attributes include being strong, active, a planner, goal-oriented independent visionary, practical, extroverted, and confident. I disagree with this analysis as writing is something you do alone and for those who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.

Self-reflection is a lot like gazing into a mirror and analyzing what you see.

This process takes time, but this reflection enabled me to reflect on my emotions, interactions, driving factors, and improve my overall perspective and development by being involved in the activities. To review my skills and talk about my positive traits is normally a laid back approach. To assess weaknesses and admit problem areas is naturally difficult.

I now take a deep breath and analyze the situation before reacting.

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