Self Development: How to Help Yourself and ARS Diane M. Strub, MWA DAD NACOP Training Conference August 18-19, 2010 Norman, Oklahoma Self Development Goal of this Session: Share some thoughts and insights to help you be successful in your ARS career. Self Assessment
What do you like about your job? What dont you like/frustrates you? What can you change? What are your career challenges? Do you feel successful? Define Success What does Success look like to you: Climbing the career ladder? Salary?
Self satisfaction? Quality work? Part of a successful team / inclusion? Recognition? How do I get lucky? Knowledge/Skills/ Abilities Interpersonal Skills Research
of successful individuals show they attribute their success to interpersonal skills (85%) and technical skills (15%). Knowledge/Skills/ Abilities Interpersonal Skills Communication and self projection o o
o o o o Positive thinking Good listener Can do attitude Team player Glass half full / half empty Humor/Laughter Knowledge/Skills/ Abilities
Organizational Skills Are you organized? How do you prioritize multiple tasks and juggle many hats? What kind of time management tool do you use? Knowledge/Skills/
Abilities Increased Knowledge Base What are you reading? Utilize your resources? o P&Ps o Reference Guides o Manuals o Job Aids Be a life long learner Knowledge/Skills/
. Next Steps Build a plan for your success Evaluate your environment Evaluate your personal situation Build an IDP Be open to opportunities Details
Teams/ Committees /Task Groups Special Assignments Shadowing opportunities Next Steps Prepare for that lucky break Luck: preparation meeting opportunity!
Every day a job interview! Formal Training Self Development Build yourself a strong network
The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter Drucker Dos and Donts 1 Do understand every day you are on the job you are on a job interview. Dont wait for an opportunity to come before you prepare
Do foster a can do attitude! Dos and Donts 2 Do what you can with what you have right where you are. Teddy Roosevelt Unless a person undertakes more than
they can possibly do, they will never do all they possibly can. Do be willing to learn from your mistakes! Dos and Donts 3 The quality of a persons life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. Vince Lombardi Dont sit back and expect opportunity to knock on your door. If you dont prepare
for it, you may not recognize it nor will anyone else recognize you as a candidate for that opportunity Dos and Donts 4 Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic. Dos and Donts 5
Dont be afraid to ask for some advice. Seek assistance on how to reach achieve your success. Dos and Donts 6 Do learn how to deal with the tyranny of the urgent. Manage the stress, prioritize, and do your best. Do strive for balance between your work life and your personal life.
Summary Define your success Plan how to achieve it. Tap into all available resources. Start today: o o
o Meet some new people today. Be a life long learner. Work on a legitimate IDP. Be content with your choices.
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