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Personal Effectiveness: Literature Review
An examination of how researchers and different types of training materials have contributed to the topic of personal effectiveness and related skills that have allowed business organizations to succeed.
# 105621 | 1,652 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 13, 2008 in Psychology (General) , Business (General)

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This paper analyzes different aspects of personal effectiveness as they relate to the human resources segment of successful business organizations. The paper explains that a company's business strategy is reflected in the organization's actions in the marketplace and in the statements of senior managers about the company's current business approaches, future plans, and efforts to strengthen its competitiveness and performance. The paper explains further that, as a result, the individual personal effectiveness found at all employee levels has been studied in relation to the rise of successful business organizations. The paper points out that such studies have enabled researchers to gather information that appears to play a crucial role in determining the long- term success or ultimate failure of such organizations. The paper also reviews several theories involving methods of increasing the personal effectiveness in all types of organizations that have emerged as a significant element of competitive advantage for both employees and management. The paper concludes that these theories have created a wide variety of available personal effectiveness training and strengthening materials.

Personal Effectiveness Theories
Personal Effectiveness Materials

From the Paper:

"A review of the literature indicates that different theories regarding what constitutes both personal effectiveness and methods of attaining it have existed for many decades. The definition of personal effectiveness varies from organization to individual; however, it can be summarized as the overall effectiveness presented by people in their employment tasks. Personal effectiveness in human resources relates to the behavior of individuals; since the majority of behavior is sense motivated, individuals are greatly influenced by their environment. The best known theory of motivation in this area is Maslow's theory of human motivation, which centers on the theory of "physiological needs (Maslow, 1943). As related to the theory of human motivation all people have a need or desire for a stable, formally based, high evaluation of themselves, for self respect, self esteem, and respect from others (Maslow, 1943)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hersey, P. (1984). The Situational Leader. Escondido CA: Center for Leadership studies.
  • Maslow, A.H. (1943). A Theory of Human Motivation. Psychological Review, 50, 370-396.
  • McLelland, D.C. & Burnham, D.H. (1976). Power is the Great Motivator. Harvard Business Review, 54, 100-110.
  • National Coaching Foundation. (2000). Personal Effectiveness. Retrieved July 30, 2007, from
  • Solutions 4 Life. (2007). Personal Effectiveness. Retrieved July 30, 2007, from

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