Individual Strengths Narrative Essay by Patrick

Individual Strengths
This paper discusses personal individual strengths and looks at problem solving techniques.
# 109563 | 1,316 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 03, 2008 in Sociology (Theory) , Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources)

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In this article, the writer notes that many people have extraordinary abilities that lend themselves quite well to their employers or respective groups of which they are a part. The writer points out however, that these strengths, no matter how substantial they are, are only full realized when they are a part of a collective, collaborative effort in a group or a group style setting. Throughout the course of this paper the writer explores personal individual strengths and looks at how those strengths factor into a group setting. Further, the writer explores various problem solving techniques and looks at how those techniques impact group dynamics.
This paper is written from a personal point of view.

Part I: Individual Strengths and the Group Process
Part II: Problem Solving Techniques and Group Decision Making

From the Paper:

"The success of the individual groups is derived from a very unique culture that Geico has fostered amongst its employees. Employees are regularly recognized and their accomplishments and efforts are celebrated on a very regular basis. This celebration is just one of the many reasons why the groups amongst the different sections of the company work so well with each other and the entire company as a whole.
"I strongly believe that there is always room for improvement and I am always seeking for way to improve the way that I work as well as improve the skills that I posses in the workplace. I know that my communication skills could use improvement because I am regularly misunderstood and interpreted as arrogant when I am merely trying to help my group members become more versed and knowledgeable on a specific subject. My communication skills can most certainly be improved upon by analyzing my comments before I share them when afforded the opportunity as well as putting myself in my group members place and thinking about how I would interpret what they are saying. Perception is reality so one must choose his or her words carefully."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Engleberg, Isa N., & Wynn, Diana R. (2007). Working in Groups. Communication Principles and Strategies (4th ed.). Chapter Four, : Allyn & Bacon, Inc. A Pearson Education Company.
  • Harris, Robert (2002) Virtual Salt: Problem Solving Techniques. Retrieved November 29, 2008 from
  • McCann, Matt FOR THE (2008, October 18). Strengths and motivators; Engagement Good employers pay as much attention to those they layoff as they do to the survivors. Telegraph-Journal,E.1. Retrieved November 29, 2008, from Canadian Newsstand Core database. (Document ID: 1579601211).

Cite this Narrative Essay:

APA Format

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MLA Format

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