Developing as a Manager and Leader Analytical Essay

Developing as a Manager and Leader
Looks at the qualities of a manager and the leadership development process as related to the author.
# 151633 | 2,825 words | 22 sources | APA | 2012 | PK
Published on Aug 17, 2012 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources) , Labor Studies (General)

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This paper commences with the author's self-assessment and plan for his own personal professional development, including the required resources. Next, the author discusses how this processes required to implement his personal development plan will impact the achievement of defined role requirements and organisational objectives. The paper concludes by looking at the relationship between staff welfare and organisational objectives, the process for assessing staff welfare, the related managerial actions and how to communicate responsibilities for staff welfare to the team.

Table of Contents:
Table of Contents
Assess and Plan for My Personal Professional Development
The Importance of Continual Self-Development in Achieving Organisational Objectives
Current Skills and Competencies against Defined Role Requirements and Organisational Objectives
Development Opportunities to Meet Current and Future Defined Needs
Personal Development Plan with Achievable but Challenging Goals
Plan for the Resources Required for Personal Professional Development
Resources Required to Support the Personal Development Plan
Business Case to Secure the Resources to Support the Personal Development Plan
Implement and Evaluate the Personal Development Plan
The Processes Required to Implement the Personal Development Plan
The Impact of the Personal Development Plan on the Achievement of Defined Role Requirements and Organisational Objectives
Review and Update the Personal Development Plan
Support and Promote Staff Welfare
The Relationship between Staff Welfare and Organisational Objectives
The Process for Assessing Staff Welfare
Actions to be Taken by the Manager Dealing with a Staff Welfare Issue
How to Communicate Responsibilities for Staff Welfare to the Team

From the Paper:

"For pursing my short-term goals, I need to outline my current time distribution and accord them to the job tasks I perform everyday. Once I have determined the level of time I should be spending on different tasks (phones, meetings, emails, business correspondence, reporting), I will make certain adjustments to allocate a time for each job. Once this is done, I would note the time limit for each task. Any job(s) demanding time over the specified limit will be assigned to a subordinate or will be cut to the levels within time limit.
"In order to determine task priorities, I will need to have a discussion with the company management so that I spend as much time on that as necessary for a specific task. On my own, I will conduct a cost-benefit analysis of each task given its priority level. Tasks with highest priority would be given preference over tasks with lower priorities, and so on..
"The final short-term goal is one that supplements my networking development. Through active presence in industry-wide business conferences, I would be able to get a better know-how of the future trends of the business products of my company."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aldgate, J. (2007). Enhancing social work management theory and best practice from the UK and USA. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Austin, Z., Marini, A., & Desroches, B. (2005). Use of a learning portfolio for continuous professional development: A study of pharmacists in Ontario (Canada). Pharmacy Education, 5, 175-181.
  • Barner, R. (2011). Accelerating your development as a leader: a guide for leaders and their managers. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.
  • Boulter, N et al, (1996), People and competencies, Kogan Page, London
  • Bridges, W. (1995) Jobshift:How to prosper in a workplace without jobs, London: Nicholas Brealey.

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